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Iowa Western Community College

Photonics System Diploma

Photonics System Diploma

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall Only
Program Length: 2 Semesters
Award: Diploma


Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus



About the Program

The Photonics System Diploma program prepares  individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing and using lasers and other optical for commercial or research purposes. Includes instruction in laser and optical principles, testing and maintenance procedures, safety precautions, specific applications to various tasks, and report preparation. Program is pending Iowa Department of Education approval.

Career Information

The Photonics System Diploma program is the study of lasers and optics in the manufacturing industry. Students gain working knowledge and skills of electronics, with basic knowledge and skills in lasers and optics.  This program prepares students to enter a technical level career in electronics with a basic understanding of photonics.  Graduates of this program are awarded a diploma.

Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Demonstrate and use fundamental aspects of photonics technologies.
  • Demonstrate procedures and skills in laboratory processes and maintenance.
  • Maintain and integrate photonics systems into manufacturing, biomedical, and research laboratory processes.
  • Demonstrate and use the fundamental aspects of electronic technologies.

SALARY INFORMATION
Average: $22.76