Photonics and Laser Technology

Year 1Credits
M 121Q - College Algebra
or M 111 - Technical Mathematics
WRIT 101W - College Writing I3  
COMX 222 - Professional Communication3  
PHSX 103IN - The Physics of How Things Work3  
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
Year Total: 16 16
Year 2Credits
PLTT 102 - 3  
ETME 215 - Manufacturing Processes3  
ETEC 250 - Solid State Electronics I4  
PLTT 201 - Laser Systems and Applications I5  
ETEC 245 -   4
PLTT 202 -   5
PLTT 298 -   5
Year Total: 15 14
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:

  1. 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.
  2. Graduates will have a foundation in electronics that includes electronic components and circuitry knowledge base.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Graduates will be able to analyze, configure, test, measure, troubleshoot and assist with problems that arise in a professional optics, lasers, and photonics environment.
  6. Graduates will be able to communicate technical ideas, procedures, and results with professionals in written, oral, and graphic format.