Photonics: Laser/Electro-Optic Technology

Photonic: laser/electro-optic technicians work in companies that manufacture, service, and use optical and laser equipment. Such companies span almost every type of business, from industrial applications to military defense, from telecommunication to health and medicine. Responsibilities of laser/electro-optic technicians include design, production, marketing, testing, maintenance, service, calibration, and troubleshooting of systems that rely on optical and laser components.   Apply & Register Program Details

Photonic: laser/electro-optic technicians work in companies that manufacture, service, and use optical and laser equipment. Such companies span almost every type of business, from industrial applications to military defense, from telecommunication to health and medicine. Responsibilities of laser/electro-optic technicians include design, production, marketing, testing, maintenance, service, calibration, and troubleshooting of systems that rely on optical and laser components.

 


This curriculum is currently in the process of being updated. For the up-to-date curriculum, please view our 2020 Academic Program Guide.

Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I1 3
LFO-101 Introduction to Photonics & Photonic Safety2 4
MTH-125 Accelerated Precalculus3 4
PHY-101 Physics I4 4
    15
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II5 3
LFO-210 Introduction Geometric Optics6 3
LFO-231 Photonics Measurements7 3
PHY-102 Physics II8 4
EET-101 Electrical/Electronic Principles9 4
    17
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
LFO-241 Principles of Fiber Optics6 3
EET-211 Electronics I10 3
CIM-115 Microcontroller Applications 3
...-... Social Science General Education Elective 3
    12
Second Semester
LFO-235 Photonics Applications11 3
MTH-132 Statistics for Technology12 4
EET-212 Electronics II13 3
LFO-295 Photonics Project14 or  
EGR-208 Co-op: Engineering 3
...-... Diversity - Humanities General Education Elective 3
    16
  Total Minimum Credits 60
1 Must test into ENG-101 or complete all appropriate prerequisites
2 Co-requisite: MTH-125
3 Must test into MTH-125 or take all prerequisites
4 Prerequisite: MTH-100; Co-requisites: MTH-124 or MTH-125
5 Prerequisite: ENG-101
6 Prerequisite: LFO-101
7 Prerequisite: LFO-211
8 Prerequisite: PHY-101
9 Prerequisite: MTH-120, MTH-123 or MTH-125
10 Prerequisite: EET-101
11 Prerequisites: EET-101, LFO-101, PHY-101
12 Prerequisite: MTH-100
13 Prerequisite: EET-211
14 erequisite: LFO-231

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of potential hazards associated with the use of lasers and laser systems and corresponding safety measures and controls.
  2. Assemble and align optical components to create optical and electro-optic systems.
  3. Operate, calibrate and maintain different medical, industrial, military and scientific lasers and laser systems.
  4. Use industrial test and measurement equipment to evaluate, calibrate, test and troubleshoot lasers and accompanying equipment.
  5. Explain the basic principles of light generation, detection and propagation through basic optical components.

Employment Opportunities

  • Telecommunications and video services
  • Health-care facilities
  • Manufacturing facilities using lasers and optics
  • Private laser/optics servicing companies
  • Research/government laboratories
  • Technical sales and customer relations

Special Program Requirements

Two years of high school math, including intermediate algebra.

Transfer Opportunities

Students in this program transfer to many institutions including our premier partner:

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Contact Person

Dr. Lawrence M. Chatman, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4523
email: lchatman@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

150304

Program Code

PHT.AAS