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AAS education programs for photonics technicians
Author(s): Leno S. Pedrotti; Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Arthur H. Guenther

Paper Abstract

Photonics is a critical enabling technology for the 21st century and photonics technicians are an integral part of the supporting workforce. This paper outlines a two-year AAS education program designed to product competent photonics technicians who can (1) enter the workforce directly upon graduation from the two-year program or (2) continue their education toward an appropriate four-year bachelor's degree program. As an appropriate foundation for the two-year AAS photonics program, consideration is given also to an optimal technology preparatory program for high school students who are moving towards careers in photonics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3831, Sixth International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, (16 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388723
Show Author Affiliations
Leno S. Pedrotti, Ctr. for Occupational Research and Development (United States)
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Arthur H. Guenther, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3831:
Sixth International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Jose Javier Sanchez-Mondragon, Editor(s)

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