Together with the Front Range Community College, Colorado based optics and photonics manufacturing companies are forming an optics technician apprenticeship program and certification. This program combines on-the-job training and classroom learning to provide a solid foundation for a successful career in high tech manufacturing. The Front Range of Colorado has become a center for optical manufacturing and the demand for highly trained and skilled optical technicians continues to increase.
A career in optical manufacturing is both rewarding and interesting. Applications for optics continue to grow into new markets and technologies as researchers and scientists continue to discover new uses and manufacturing abilities develop. An apprenticeship in optics is a gateway to further technical and engineering education.
- Apprentices earn AS degree with an Optics Certification
- Classes provided by Front Range Community College
- Tuition assistance available
- Earn while you learn - all the on-the-job training includes a salary
Fundamentals of Lights & Lasers
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4 - 7PM, April 5 - June 16, 2016
This course introduces the fundamentals of light, optics, and lasers. It covers the nature and properties of light (such as energy, amplitude, wavelength, frequency, period, phase, and propagation). It will also address geometrical optics (reflection, diffraction, imaging, thin lens formula, lens maker's equation), wave optics (interference, diffraction, polarization), and the basic principles and practical applications of lasers. The technologies covered in the course can be applied in the fields of electronics, instrumentation, telecommunications, and biomedical equipment. This class is offered through the Continuing Education Department of the Front Range Community College.Register Today