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.

 


Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
LFO-101 Introduction to Photonics & Photonic Safety 4
MTH-125 Accelerated Precalculus1 4
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
PHY-101 Physics I1 4
    15
Second Semester
LFO-211 Geometric Optics 4
LFO-231 Photonics Measurements 3
PHY-102 Physics II1 4
EET-101 Electrical/Electronic Principles 4
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
    18
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
LFO-241 Principles of Fiber Optics 3
EET-211 Electronics I 3
CSC-121 Structured Programming or  
CIM-115 Microcontroller Applications 3
...-... Social Science General Education Elective2 3
    12
Second Semester
LFO-235 Photonics Applications 3
MTH-132 Statistics for Technology1 4
EET-212 Electronics II 3
LFO-295 Photonics Project or  
EGR-208 Engineering Co-op 3
...-... Diversity - Humanities General Education Elective 3
    16
  Total Minimum Credits 61
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