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Your precious engineers will be increasingly disabled by a shortage of optics technicians. What can be done?
Author(s): Alexis Vogt

Paper Abstract

The global optics, photonics, and imaging industry is growing, but a worldwide shortage of optics technicians exists. Engineers are being called upon to do the work of optics technicians. This paper describes how Monroe Community College, the United States’ only community college awarding associate degrees in precision optics, is educating diverse optics and photonics technicians.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 2019
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 11143, Fifteenth Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2019, 111431U (3 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2523596
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Alexis Vogt, Monroe Community College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11143:
Fifteenth Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2019
Anne-Sophie Poulin-Girard; Joseph A. Shaw, Editor(s)

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