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2013-14 College Catalog

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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

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Humanities, Arts, or Literature Core Course

3

SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

-or

SPCH-110Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Course

3

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHYS-101Technical Physical Science

4 credits

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-141College Algebra

3 credits

-or

-higher

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits
Interdisciplinary -Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core Course

1-3

Required Courses Related to Major

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY-110Software Applications for Micros

3 credits

ELEC-107Introduction to Electronic Circuits

4 credits

ELEC-117Linear Electronics

4 credits

ELEC-213Digital Circuits

4 credits

PHOT-100Introduction to Photonics

3 credits

PHOT-105Optical Physic

4

PHOT-200Principles of Lasers

3

PHOT-205Detection and Measurement

3

PHOT-210Fiber Optics Communications

4

PHOT-220Advanced Topics in Photonics

3

TELE-100Introduction to Telecommunications

3

TELE-200Quality Control

3

Total Credit Hours: 61-65