Overview

The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology – Laser Certificate prepares students to enter careers and advance professionally in local and national industries that utilize laser and electro-optics systems. Students work with laser material processing systems, and operate and troubleshoot optical systems including laser, lens systems, and fiber optics.

Graduates of the certificate program receive OSHA 10 Electrical Safe Practices certification and are prepared for Laser Safety Officer training based on ANSI 36 standards, OSHA guidelines and the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).

The Laser Certificate is for professionals and students enrolled in or who have graduated from an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree in Electro-Mechanical, Electrical or similarly-titled Engineering Technology programs.

Related Programs

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology—Laser Major (EMETL)

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Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Enter careers and advance professionally in local and national industries that utilize laser and electro-optics systems
  • Receive OSHA 10 Electrical Safe Practices certification
  • Qualify for Laser Safety Officer training based on ANSI 36 standards, OSHA guidelines, and the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Laser Systems Technician
  • Laser Optics Technician
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Electronic Technician

Graduate Employment Outlook

Overall employment of engineering technicians is expected to remain steady, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, the rapidly growing use of laser applications in industry and medicine provides numerous job opportunities for skilled employees.

Curriculum

Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology – Laser Certificate (EMETLC)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
EMET 245 Laser 1 2 3 3
CIT 105 OSHA 10 General Industry Safety 1 0 1
Semester 2
EMET 246 Laser 2 3 3 4
Total Credits: 6 6 8

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