Photonics and Laser Technology
|M 121Q - College Algebra|
or M 111 - Technical Mathematics
|WRIT 101W - College Writing I||3|
|COMX 222 - Professional Communication||3|
|PHSX 103IN - The Physics of How Things Work||3|
|ETEC 105 -||4|
|M 151Q - Precalculus|
or M 121Q - College Algebra
|DDSN 135 - SolidWorks I||3|
|ETEC 106 - AC Circuit Analysis||3|
|ETEC 113 - Circuits Lab||1|
|PLTT 101 - Fundamentals of Light and Lasers||5|
|PLTT 102 -||3|
|ETME 215 - Manufacturing Processes||3|
|ETEC 250 - Solid State Electronics I||4|
|PLTT 201 - Laser Systems and Applications I||5|
|ETEC 245 -||4|
|PLTT 202 -||5|
|PLTT 298 -||5|
|Total Program Credits:||61|
Associate of Applied Science Degree
The Gallatin College Associate of Applied Science in Photonics and Laser Technology will prepare graduates with the following core skill set and knowledge base:
- Graduates will obtain the necessary knowledge required to be successful in the optics, laser, and photonics support field. Students will be exposed to laser systems, electronics, optics and electro-optics. In particular, graduates will be prepared for a variety of Photonics based careers in design and manufacturing, materials processing, communications, medical applications, semiconductor fabrication, optical systems, electronics, military applications, sales, and education.
- Graduates will have a foundation in electronics that includes electronic components and circuitry knowledge base.
- Graduates will be able to function in a professional manner in their field, and use, maintain and clean equipment and tools required in the field of electronics, optics, lasers, and photonics.
- Graduates will have knowledge of the following optics intensive components / theory:
- Nature of Light
- Geometric Optics
- Wave Optics
- Optical Components
- Optical Devices and Principal of Operation
- Optical Support and Positioning Equipment
- Fibers and Fiber Optics (including connectorizing, polishing, and fusion splicing)
- Physics of Lasers and Laser Operation
- Operation and Characterization of Advanced Laser Systems such as Solid State Lasers and Fiber Lasers (and others)
- Optical and Electro-Optical Systems for Precision Measurements and Alignments
- Systems Integration of complex Photonics based Electro-Optic Systems
- AC, DC, Digital, and Analog Electronics for support of advanced Photonics Systems
- Graduates will be able to analyze, configure, test, measure, troubleshoot and assist with problems that arise in a professional optics, lasers, and photonics environment.
- Graduates will be able to communicate technical ideas, procedures, and results with professionals in written, oral, and graphic format.