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OPTICAL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY

Certificate Program

Department:Engineering Technologies

School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

MCC Program Code: OT02
CIP Code: 15.0304
NYSED Code (BRI): 03899
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Description
The Optical Systems Technology Certificate prepares students for a career in the field of optics. Students take courses in optical fabrication and metrology, applied optical mathematics, optical elements and ray optics, and photo science. Students use state of the art optics equipment that prepares them for immediate career placement. The Optical Systems Technology program provides pathways to rewarding careers in companies critically important to our economic growth and national defense.

Students in the program will gain practical skills in advanced manufacturing areas such as metrology, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) grinding, CNC polishing, conventional optical fabrication, and diamond turning. The certificate is designed for students looking for a quick way to enter the optics workforce as well as for those currently in the workforce looking to advance their skills. All courses in the certificate program count toward the A.A.S. degree in Optical Systems Technology, creating a seamless transition for students interested in continuing their education. (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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Requirements for Program Entrance
MTH 150 or OPT 175 ready.

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER
OPT 110 Introduction to Optical Technology
3
OPT 213 Optical Fabrication and Metrology
4
TEK 145 Career Communications
3
HED 101 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Care
1
OPT 175 Quantitative Skills in Optics*
4
First Semester Total:
15
SECOND SEMESTER
OPT 131 Optical Elements and Ray Optics
4
OPT 201 Photo Science
4
OPT 235 Advanced Optical Fabrication and Metrology
4
Second Semester Total:
12
TOTAL CREDITS:
27

*OR other 4-credit MCC-QL

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