Optics and Photonics
Optics and Photonics Technology involves the practical application of light, optics, and electronics in applications including laser materials processing, fiber optic communications, precision optical manufacturing & metrology, aerospace & defense, homeland security, medical device fabrication, nanotechnology, and many others. The Optics and Photonics Technology Certificate program is designed to give students the entry-level knowledge and skills in lasers, optics, and electronics necessary to assemble, test and perform diagnostics on complex optics and photonics systems. All courses can be applied directly to the Optics and Photonics Degree program.
- Estimated Length of Program: 1 year
- Credential Awarded: Certificate of Completion in Optics and Photonics
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Optics and Photonics is one of the more rapidly growing technical fields in America today. The trained technician can expect favorable job opportunities, promotion potential and rapid advancement. The LEOT certificate of completion is designed to give students the basic understanding of laser, optics, and electronics necessary to assemble, test and perform diagnostics on today's modern laser and electro-optic systems. Students can complete the program in one year beginning in the fall semester. Upon completion of the certificate program, student may seek entry-level employment in the laser electro-optics technology field or apply the majority of their coursework toward the Laser Electro-Optics Technology Associate Degree.
Minimum Grade Requirement: Students must receive a grade of "D" or better. A QPA of 2.0 must be achieved for graduation.
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Upon the successful completion of requirements for this program, a Certificate of Completion in Optics and Photonics will be awarded.