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.

 


CodeCourseCredits
First Year / First Semester
LFO-101Introduction to Photonics & Photonic Safety4
MTH-125Accelerated Precalculus14
ENG-101English Composition I3
PHY-101Physics I14
  15
Second Semester
LFO-211Geometric Optics4
LFO-231Photonics Measurements3
PHY-102Physics II14
EET-101Electrical/Electronic Principles4
ENG-102English Composition II3
  18
CodeCourseCredits
Second Year / First Semester
LFO-241Principles of Fiber Optics3
EET-211Electronics I3
CSC-121Structured Programming or 
CIM-115Microcontroller Applications3
...-...Social Science General Education Elective23
  12
Second Semester
LFO-235Photonics Applications3
MTH-132Statistics for Technology14
EET-212Electronics II3
LFO-295Photonics Project or 
EGR-208Engineering Co-op3
...-...Diversity - Humanities General Education Elective3
  16
 Total Minimum Credits61
1 Students interested in transferring to Rutgers or Rowan should take Calculus I & II, Physics III and IV track.
2 Microeconomics is recommended: ECO-102

Program Goals

  • To instruct students on how to assemble and align optical components to create optical and electro-optic systems.
  • To assure students can operate and maintain different medical, industrial, military, and scientific lasers and laser systems.
  • To ground the students in the proper use of industrial test and measurement equipment to evaluate, calibrate, test, and troubleshoot lasers and accompanying equipment.
  • To qualify students for entry-level employment as a technician or junior engineer in the laser and optics-related areas.
  • To prepare students to transfer to a baccalaureate program in Physicoptical, electrical engineering or material science.
  • To prepare students with a General Education foundation.

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.

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