2015-2016 College Catalog 
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2015-2016 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Laser and Fiber Optic Technology, A.S.

Degree Code: A95

Associate in Science

Program Coordinator: Daniel Courtney - 860-215-9417

The Laser and Fiber Optic Technology program was created to meet the critical need for laser electro-optic technicians in Connecticut, which has the third highest concentration of laser and fiber optic firms in the nation.

The program has a solid core of electronics courses, including electric circuits, solid state electronics, digital circuits and electronic communications. Proficiency in laser optics is gained through courses in geometric and wave optics, laser and fiber optics.

In addition to the major specialty courses, students also study mathematics, English, communications and the humanities.

Students who complete the program have the opportunity to transfer to baccalaureate programs in applied physics or engineering technology, or to find immediate employment in the burgeoning laser and fiber optics field.

Laser and Fiber Optic Technology Curriculum Requirements

(suggested 2 year sequence)


° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits.  25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework.  Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit.  Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.   

Grand Total: 68

Laser and Fiber Optic Technology, Associate in Science Degree Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. use general electronic and optical test instrumentation as well as specialized instrumentation such as optical spectrum analyzers and laser beam analyzers.
  2. specify, mount, and align optical components and install, align, and operate support and positioning equipment.
  3. demonstrate proper optical fiber handling techniques, including connectorization, splicing and the use of optical sources, meters and OTDR.
  4. survey a laser work area, citing unsafe conditions present.
  5. work cooperatively with team members to gather and analyze data using applicable software and report results in both oral and written format.
  6. read and interpret vendor catalogs and instruction manuals.