Optical Systems Technology Training

Skilled optical technicians work with engineers and scientists to manufacture many products vital to modern life, like cameras, consumer electronics, sensors & solar panels to name just a few. That’s why demand for optics professionals is so high. Yet there is a worldwide shortage. That’s where you come in.

RIDE YOUR ASSOCIATE DEGREE TO A GREAT HIGH-TECH JOB
Our optical systems associate degree provides you with the advanced training you need to move directly into the work force as an optical systems technician.

You’ll train on the same state-of-the-art optical systems that are used in the optics industry, gaining practical, hands-on experience that employers demand.

You’ll learn to:

Evaluate optical systems
Take standard measurements and assess electro-optic configurations
Perform advanced optical manufacturing techniques
Conduct advanced testing on optical systems
And, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in every phase of the production process, including:

Research and development
Design
Testing
Manufacturing
Quality control
Sales
Service
This one-of-a-kind program provides you with superior workforce training, helping you lay the foundation for a strong career with a great income.

ADD OPTICS TO YOUR SKILL SET WITH A CERTIFICATE
If you’re working in a related field and wish to add optics to your skill set, the optical systems technology certificate from MCC will give you the solid optics background you need to advance in your career.

This program enables you to focus on one or more of these areas:

Manufacturing
Testing
Electro-optics
With the optical systems technology certificate, you’ll be qualified to enter the profession with job titles such as:

Optical systems laboratory technician
Laser technician
Test and quality technician
Electro-mechanical technician
Electronics engineering technician
Now is the Best Time to Get Into Optics – The World Needs You!

97% of Upstate NY optics job openings go unfilled
574 technicians are needed annually in the Finger Lakes area
MCC is the nation’s only community college awarding associate degrees in precision optics
MCC GRADUATES GET GREAT JOBS NEAR AND FAR
Study optical systems technology at MCC and you’ll have a direct path to employment in the exciting high-tech optics industry.

Your optical systems technology credentials can open doors to fantastic employment opportunities with Fortune 500 companies and dozens of precision optics manufacturers in Rochester, including:

ITT Goulds Pumps
Pro Tel, Inc.
L-3 Communications
Melles Griot
Sydor Optics
Corning, Inc.
Eastman Kodak
Xerox
Excelis Inc, and more!
Since there is a worldwide shortage of optics technicians, the possibilities are endless!

Go here for more information and the contact MCC: MCC Optics Program

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