This program is designed to provide students with theoretical and hands-on knowledge of the art and science of conventional manufacturing techniques. Students will have the rare opportunity to learn from industry professionals and acquire skills for an entry-level position in the manufacturing sector of the photonics industry.
Examine technical drawings in ISO and military specification formats and relevant tolerances.
Apply learned skills to manufacture optical elements based on technical drawings.
Manufacture a spherical lens based on a technical drawing.
Apply cumulative knowledge to polish optics to laser grade quality
Demonstrate proper setup of grinding and polishing of aspheric lenses through discussions, problem-solving, and interactive demonstrations.
Choose from any course with a COMS or OPTC designation.
Students may need to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college-level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time. The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.