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Evolution of an advanced topics course
Author(s): Judith F. Donnelly; Randall G. Seebeck
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Paper Abstract

Three Rivers Community College offers a two year associate degree program in Photonics Engineering Technology, developed in 1997 with the assistance of an industry advisory committee. In Spring 2000, the advisory committee suggested the college offer an advanced topics course to build on the foundation of basic optics, electronics, laser and fiber optics courses and to provide students with information on current devices and practices. The course, Advanced Laser Topics, has been taught four times since 2001, with varying degrees of success. In this paper we discuss the four different approaches used in teaching the course, what techniques worked well with our community college students, and what we would never try again.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5578, Photonics North 2004: Photonic Applications in Astronomy, Biomedicine, Imaging, Materials Processing, and Education, (9 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.563798
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Judith F. Donnelly, Three Rivers Community College (United States)
Randall G. Seebeck, Three Rivers Community College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5578:
Photonics North 2004: Photonic Applications in Astronomy, Biomedicine, Imaging, Materials Processing, and Education
Marc Nantel; Glen Herriot; Graham H. McKinnon; Leonard MacEachern; Robert A. Weersink; Rejean Munger; Andrew Ridsdale, Editor(s)

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