Foundations of Optics Technology Certificate

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Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one semester Certificate in Foundations of Optics Technology and enter the workforce. This certificate prepares students for entry level positions in optics fabrication and assembly by presenting the foundations of laboratory safety, quality assurance, and manual fabrication alongside applied technical mathematics.

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First Semester

OTE 1001Quality Assurance of Precision Optics


OTE 1003Laboratory Operations


OTE 1005Fabrication Methods for Precision Optics


MAT 1150 or MAT 1340 or MAT 1420+Technical Mathematics (MAT 1150) or College Algebra (MAT 1340) or College Trigonometry (MAT 1420) or Pre-calculus (MAT 1440) or Calculus I (MAT 2410) or higher


Total Credit Hours:13

Total Credit Hours: 13