Photonics Technology - A.A.S. Degree (Career)
Application Code 161
For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.
Photonics is the science and technology of controlled flow of light particles for applications including data transmission, optical computing and switching, and optical modulation (e.g. lasers). It is one of the most rapidly growing domestic and international technical fields and offers favorable job opportunities and advancement potential to skilled technicians. Students will acquire a working knowledge of the theory of light, geometric and physical optics, transmission and detection of light, electronic circuits, and data communications theory. Hands-on laboratory exercises will include real-world topics such as optical components and systems, fiber optics applications, lasers, and electro-optical instrumentation. Coursework will reflect the changing needs of the industry and inculcate the need for ongoing training. Students planning to transfer to a four-year technical institution should contact that institution to check for transferable courses.
General Education Core
Humanities, Arts and Literature
|PHYS-101||Technical Physical Science||
Required Courses Related to Major
Total Credit Hours: 61-65