Lasers and Photonics at IVC
Photonics involves cutting-edge applications of lasers, cameras, lenses, mirrors, sensors, displays, fiber optics and other technical devices that interact with light. Photonics enables a variety of fields such as medicine, defense, aerospace, telecommunications, entertainment and more.
Funded by a National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education Grant, the Laser and Photonics Technology instructors are leading hands-on, laboratory-driven classes utilizing state-of-the-art industrial equipment. Instructors also work with the local business and education community to provide on-site demonstrations to increase awareness of the diverse opportunities in the field of photonics. In addition to laboratory skills, students are also offered one-on-one support and career advice, including résumé and LinkedIn profile building.
New courses developed and taught at IVC are based on the industry-guided photonics curricula written by industry professionals and published by OP-TEC, the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education. Photonics courses are being taught at IVC's Advanced Technology Education Park in Tustin.