Laser and Fiber Optic Technology

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Certificate Program
Contact Person: Daniel Courtney- 860-215-9417

This Laser and Fiber Optic Technology Certificate is designed for mechanical, manufacturing, and electronic technicians and engineers who require knowledge of optics/photonics principles for current or future employment. Some of the courses may be delivered by distance learning over the Internet. The courses in the certificateand may be used to fulfill electives in the A.A.S. in General Engineering Technology. The prerequisite for this certificate is a placement score into ENG* K101, completion of ENG* K096 with  "C#" or better, or an earned associate degree or higher.

Students may complete this certificate by completing the courses that are listed below.

English Competency Requirement met by ____________________________



Course ID Title of Course Credits
MFG* K102° Manufaturing Process 3
MFG* K103° Manufaturing Process Lab 1
MFG* K118° Computer-Controlled Laser Materials Processing 3
MFG* K119° Computer-Controlled Laser Materials Processing Lab 1
PHO* K101 Introduction to Light and Lasers 3
PHO* K241° Introduction to Laser Technology 3
PHO* K242° Introduction to Laser Technology Lab 1
TCN* K105 Laser and Lab Safety 1

° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description. 
The English Competency Requirement is met by placement into ENG* K101, or transfer credit, or completion of ENG* K096 with a "C#" grade or better.


Laser and Fiber Optic Technology, Certificate
Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. specify and operate optical test instrumentation, for example, optical spectrum analyzers and laser beam profilers.

  2. align, maintain and operate optical components and support and positioning equipment.

  3. survey a laser work area, citing unsafe conditions present.

  4. read and interpret vendor catalogs and instruction manuals.