Optics and Photonics Education and Training for Employed Technicians
Hybrid, Online Courses in Optics & Laser Fundamentals
OP-TEC is currently seeking colleges and employers interested in providing employed technicians a hybrid, online course in optics and laser fundamentals. This course provides a foundation for developing a basic understanding of the use of optics and photonics and will enhance the skills of technicians already employed in photonics-related industries. This course also provides technicians retraining into these industries, a quicker path for becoming fully work ready. Through this course, technicians will rapidly and effectively gain the skills necessary to work with processes and equipment that are enabled by photonics.
This online course will present the following content: the basic properties of light, the techniques for properly and safely handling optical equipment and lasers, the fundamental principles of geometric and wave optics, and an overview of how lasers operate.
Laboratories can be taught at the OP-TEC Partner College facilities. Schedules for conducting labs can be coordinated with employers to provide maximum educational benefit while meeting workplace demands.
The online portion of this course can be taught in either a highly condensed format (3 weeks at 16 hours/week) or over more extended periods as determined by employers and their employee time compensation policies. Also, the course can be customized to present just that content deemed by employers as most important to their technicians. Such customization will reduce the amount of time needed for both the online and laboratory components. OP-TEC will be able to provide time estimates based on the customization desired.
If you are an employer interested in providing hybrid, online courses to your employees or you are a college interested in offering these online courses, please contact us. We will follow up with you to determine your training needs and how we can best serve you.