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The Laser and Optical Technology program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology is a new program that will be offered starting 2021 Fall Quarter. Program offerings include an Associate of Applied Science Transfer (AAS-T) degree and seven certificates in the field of photonics. The program includes in-depth instruction with focused hands-on training in light and optics principles, photonics enabled systems applications and troubleshooting, maintenance, safety precautions, clean-room regulations, and reporting preparations.

Laser and Optical Technology, AAS-T

The Laser and Optical Technology AAS-T prepares students for employment in the growing field of photonics. Graduating students with the AAS-T degree will be able to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing and using lasers, optics, electro-optic, and other photonic devices for commercial, industrial manufacturing, or research and development purposes. Successful graduates will be qualified for employment positions such as lab technicians, system installers, test technicians, and marketing/sales representatives in industries of aerospace, manufacturing, defense, energy, medicine, lighting and communications and many more, both regionally and nationally.

Certificates

The Laser and Optical Technology program will offer seven new certifications in the photonics field:

  1. Fiber Optic Communications Technician, Certificate of Completion: The Fiber Optic Communications Technician certificate prepares students to apply the understanding of advanced communication systems based on the use of fiber optics as enabling technology in their operation.
  2. Imaging and Remote Sensing Specialist, Certificate of Completion: The Imaging and Remote Sensing Specialist certificate prepares students to apply the understanding of light and optics in imaging. This training focuses on Imaging systems used for military, environmental monitoring, and medical, etc.
  3. Laser Manufacturing Specialist, Certificate of Completion: The Laser Manufacturing Specialist certificate prepares students to apply the understanding of laser technologies, and their broad uses, in the field of industrial manufacturing.
  4. Laser Systems Repair Technician, Certificate of Completion: The Laser Systems Repair Technician certificate prepares students so they are able to apply knowledge of laser systems technologies and skills in maintaining optoelectronic systems, including Lasers systems, and Biomedical laser-based systems.
  5. Lighting and Illumination Technician, Certificate of Completion: The Lighting and Illumination Technician certificate certificate is designed to prepare skilled lighting designers and display technicians for the production of laser light shows.
  6. Optoelectronics Systems Technician, Certificate of Completion: The Optoelectronics Systems Technician certificate prepares students to apply the understanding of nanotechnology, microsystems, and semiconductor technologies, and their industrial applications.
  7. Photonics Technician, Certificate of Completion: Photonics Technician certificate students will be prepared to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other technical professionals engaged in developing and using lasers, and other optical devices and rays, for commercial or research purposes.

Admissions Requirements

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Entry into this program requires completion of an admissions application.

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