Program Overview

This program provides foundational hands-on skills and training in industry-relevant science and engineering principles of the field of photonics and laser technology (PALT). PALT is involved with the generation and harnessing of light and other forms of radiant energy. Photonics involves state-of-art use and applications of lasers, optics, fiber-optics, and electro-optical devices in diverse fields of technology " alternate energy, manufacturing, health care, telecommunication, environmental monitoring, homeland security, aerospace, solid state lighting, and many others. The applications of photonics and lasers in creating and enabling technologies are extremely broad. From an educational standpoint, this means that photonics courses in a postsecondary college curriculum in related technologies can qualify graduates for a far wider variety of jobs and increase the global competitiveness of the workforce.


Major: Core Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 18 units Units
PALT 401 Introduction to Photonics and Laser Technology 2 units
PALT 402 Geometrical Optics 4 units
PALT 403 Optics and Photonics Modeling and Design 3 units
PALT 404 Wave Optics 4 units
PALT 405 Introduction to Laser Technology 3 units
PALT 406 Components and Devices in Photonics and Laser Technology 2 units
Total Required Units: 18