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Campus: Boulder County Campus

Optics Technology Certificate

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one-year (two semester) Certificate in Optics Technology and enter the workforce. Students explore the production processes of precision optics used in cameras, projectors, eye wear, microscopes, telescopes, appliances and binoculars. This certificate prepares students for entry-level career positions in the optics manufacturing industry. Students will learn about optical engineering drawings/prints, lean manufacturing, statistical process control, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing for optics, focusing on the unique practices and toolsets within each. Students will prepare for working in laboratory and cleanroom environments. They will also acquire an understanding of thin film optical coatings and fiber optics.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
OTE 100Fundamentals of Light & Lasers

4

OTE 102Intro to Manufacturing Technology

3

OTE 103Laboratory Operations

3

ELECTIVEOTE 104 or ELT 106

3

MATH MAT 108/121/122/125/166/201 or Higher

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
OTE 101Quality Assurance of Precision Optics

3

OTE 130Metrology of Optical Systems

3

OTE 105Fabrication Methods for Precision Optics

4

OTE 160Advanced Topics in Optics & Photonics

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Total Credit Hours: 29