Program Information

Optical Systems Technology (Certificate Program) | Academic Programs | Monroe Community College
OPTICAL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY
Certificate Program
Department: Engineering Technologies

CIP Code: 15.0304

MCC Program Code: OT02

NYSED Code (BRI): 03899

Admissions
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New, Transfer, or Re-admit students should contact Admissions at 585-292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu.

Continuing students should contact Engineering Technologies for more information.

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Description

The Optical Technology Certificate Program prepares students to work in optical activities, such as testing, quality control, and production. It provides a background in optics using the eye as a detector, but not incorporating the peripheral disciplines, such as electronics and photography, as offered in the A.A.S. curriculum in Optics.

This certificate program is designed for people working in the field, or in an allied field, who wish to add optics to their sphere of competence. All courses shall be applicable to the A.A.S. degree should the student wish to continue his/her education in Optical Engineering Technology.
(Housed in the Engineering Technologies Department)

Program Learning Outcomes

1. Understand and perform the basic and advanced optical manufacturing techniques for today’s precision optical components.
2. Understand perform the basic and advanced metrology techniques for testing optical systems and individual optical components.

Employment Potential

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Occupational Resource: http://www.onetonline.org

Requirements for Program Entrance

Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry (or Math 104 at MCC).


Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
OPT 131 Optical Elements and Ray Optics4
OPT 135 Measurement and Analysis4
MTH 140 Technical Mathematics I or higher*3-4
TEK 101 Computer Applications for Technicians2
PROGRAM ELECTIVES**15-16
TOTAL CREDITS28-30
MANUFACTURING OPTION
OPT 151 Optical Instruments and Testing 4
OPT 213 Optical Processes 4
OPT 233 Advanced Dimensional Measurement 4
OPT 235 Advanced Optical Manufacturing 4
Total16
TESTING OPTION
OPT 151 Optical Instruments and Testing 4
OPT 201 Photo Science 4
OPT 211 Wave Optics and Applications 4
OPT 233 Advanced Dimensional Measurement 4
Total16
ELECTRO-OPTICS OPTION
ELT 121 AC/DC Circuit Analysis 4
ELT 232 Electronics for Non-Majors 4
OPT 153 Fiber Optics 3
OPT 215 Electro-Optical Devices and Systems 4
Total15

* Higher level mathematics may be substituted except for MTH 150, MTH 155, and MTH 156. Students considering an AAS degree are advised to take MTH 140.
** Students must consult with their advisor in selecting program electives. Depending on a student's career objectives, the following course sequences are recommended.

For information related to cost, success rate, and student debt in this program, please visit Optical Systems Technology - Gainful Employment Information.

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