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OPT 110 - Introduction to Optical Technology

3 Credits

This course explains fundamental principles and applications of optics. The basic characteristics and the design of optical components and systems will be discussed. Topics such as the history of optics and the presence of optical phenomenon in our everyday lives will be introduced and examined. Basic optical manufacturing will be presented and a comprehensive look into professional career paths will be explored in the optics industry. Specific areas also covered include geometrical optics, wave optics, metrology, fiber optics, photonics, aberration theory, human vision, and animal vision.

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-IL - Information Literacy (MIL), MCC-TL - Technological Literacy (MTL)

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Describe Optics concepts in a real world setting.
2.Explain the functioning of the human visual system.
3.Describe the properties of light.
4.Define the processes used to manufacture optical components.
5.Identify the properties that make glass a phenomenal material.
6.Describe the skills and knowledge required for various careers in the Optics industry.
7.List Optics companies within a region and their scope of work.

Course Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

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Fall Semester 2023