Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Optics Technology: Conventional, Certificate

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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.

Program Outcomes:

  • 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.

First Year

Total Semester Hours: 15

Winter Session

Spring Semester

Total Semester Hours: 15

Summer Session

Total Program Hours: 30

Technical Elective

Choose from any course with a COMS or OPTC designation.

Developmental Courses

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.

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