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Laser Technology

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
AS Degree - Laser Technology

Laser Electro-Optic Technicians develop skills in laser science and electro-optics technology for a wide range of applications. Laser Electro-Optic Technicians are at home in a research and development laboratory designing and maintaining state-of-the-art lasers, as well as working in the fields of communications, computers (entertainment, consumer devices), medicine, defense, aerospace, and in many areas of scientific research. In addition to laser science and optics courses, there is a strong emphasis on electronics. The Laser Technology program is designed to prepare the student for job entry in this fast-growing field or to broaden the skills and knowledge of those technicians already working in related fields.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR AN A.S. DEGREE
IN LASER TECHNOLOGY

(Approval by the State Chancellor's Office is pending.)

FRESHMAN YEAR

  • Laser Technology 50 (Introduction to Laser Technology) -- 3 units
  • Laser Technology 51 (Fundamentals of Optics) -- 3 units
  • Electronics Technology 50 (Fundamentals of Electronics) -- or --
       FACET Electronics Technology 85.1 (DC Fundamentals), and
       FACET Electronics Technology 85.2 (AC1 Fundamentals), and
       FACET Electronics Technology 85.3 (AC2 Fundamentals), and
       FACET Electronics Technology 85.4 (Semi-conductor Devices) -- 6 units
  • Electronics Technology 52 (Circuits and Systems) -- or --
       FACET Electronics Technology 86.1 (Operational Amplifier Fundamentals) and
       FACET Electronics Technology 86.2 (Operational Amplifier Applications) and
       FACET Electronics Technology 86.3 (Power Supply Regulation) -- 4-4-5 units
  • Computer Information Systems 50 (Introduction to CIS) -- 3 units
  • Mathematics 36 (Trigonometry) - or -
    Mathematics 28 (Trigonometry with Geometry) -- 3-5 units

General Education Courses

  • English Composition (Language and Rationality)
  • Mathematics
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physical Education
  • Electives

SOPHOMORE YEAR

  • Laser Technology 52A (Laser Components, Devices, and Measurements) -- 3 units
  • Laser Technology 52B (High Power Lasers/Laser Components, Devices and Measurements) -- 3 units
  • Laser Technology 53 (Physical Optics and Applications) -- 3 units
  • Vacuum Technology 60A (Introduction to Vacuum Concepts I) -- 3 units
  • Physics 2A (Introduction to Physics) -- 4 units
  • Speech 1 (Fund. of Speech Communications) - or - Speech 10 (Interpersonal Communication) -- 3 units
  • Options* -- 2-4.5 units

General Education Courses

  • American Cultures
  • American Institutions/Health Education
  • Humanities
  • Communications and Analytical Thinking
  • Electives

TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED:  60

Options*
Choose one of the following for a minimum of two units:

  • Computer Networking Technology 51 (A+ Computer Fundamentals) -- 3 units
  • FACET Electronics Technology 85.5 (Digital Logic Fundamentals) and
       FACET Electronics Technology 85.6 (Digital Circuits I) and
       FACET Electronics Technology 85.7 (Digital Circuits II) -- 4.5 units
  • Electronics Technology 59 (Optical Electronics) -- 2 units


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR
Certificate of Achievement - Laser Technology

Courses:

  • Laser Technology 50 (Introduction to Laser Technology) -- 3 units
  • Laser Technology 51 (Fundamentals of Optics) -- 3 units
  • Electronics Technology 50 (Fundamentals of Electronics) -- or --
       FACET Electronics Technology 85.1 (DC Fundamentals), and
       FACET Electronics Technology 85.2 (AC1 Fundamentals), and
       FACET Electronics Technology 85.3 (AC2 Fundamentals), and
       FACET Electronics Technology 85.4 (Semi-conductor Devices) -- 6 units
  • Laser Technology 52A (Laser Components, Devices, and Measurements) -- 3 units
  • Electronics Technology 52 (Circuits and Systems) -- or --
       FACET Electronics Technology 86.1 (Operational Amplifier Fundamentals) and
       FACET Electronics Technology 86.2 (Operational Amplifier Applications) and
       FACET Electronics Technology 86.3 (Power Supply Regulation) -- 4-4-5 units
  • Laser Technology 52B (High Power Lasers/Laser Components, Devices and Measurements) -- 3 units
  • Vacuum Technology 60A (Introduction to Vacuum Concepts I) -- 3 units
  • Speech 1 (Fund. of Speech Communications) - or - Speech 10 (Interpersonal Communication) -- 3 units
  • Options* -- 2-4.5 units

TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED: 30-33

Options*
Choose one of the following for a minimum of two units:

  • Computer Networking Technology 51 (A+ Computer Fundamentals) -- 3 units
  • FACET Electronics Technology 85.5 (Digital Logic Fundamentals) and
       FACET Electronics Technology 85.6 (Digital Circuits I) and
       FACET Electronics Technology 85.7 (Digital Circuits II) -- 4.5 units
  • Electronics Technology 59 (Optical Electronics) -- 2 units