Using a combination of theory and laboratory instruction, this diploma program produces graduates who can apply scientific and engineering principles to set-up and troubleshoot photonic equipment and photonic systems.
Graduates of this program are able to set-up and troubleshoot lasers, optical systems, fibre optic devices, telecommunications equipment photonics manufacturing equipment and simple control systems. Graduates will also have the mathematical knowledge and problem-solving skills necessary to participate in the support of new photonic systems technologies.
Graduates of this program may find employment in the telecommunications, biotechnology, manufacturing and aerospace industries. Graduates may work in any industry which uses lasers, fibre optics, optics and optical systems, telecommunications, networks, computer image analysis, and control systems. Students starting this program in September 2003 must complete the General Education requirements to be eligible to graduate.
Transfer of Academic Credit (Exemption)
If you possess qualifications beyond the entry level of your program (such as successful completion of another college, university or professional association course), you may be eligible for a Transfer of Credit (or exemption) from an individual course. For information or to apply for a Transfer of Credit, please contact the Registrar's Office at (613) 727-9797.
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
PLA is a process to help you identify learning gained from life and work experiences and translate that learning into College credits - credits that could help you achieve your diploma or certificate in less time. For more information, please contact the PLA Coordinator at (613) 727-4723 ext. 7027