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Professional Education


Southern California offers numerous opportunities for professional development at all levels from the experienced professional to those who are new to the optics and photonics community.  The OSSC maintains a close relationship with the Optical Engineering program at UC Irvine Extension and the Photonics Technology Program at Irvine Valley College.  Many OSSC members are among the students, organizers and instructors.

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Education Planning Session
Recorded on Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Click here to view

Winter On-Line Courses Began 11 January 2016
 
These courses are now in progress and closed to further enrollments.
You can still go to the web links below and sign up for future notices.
 

These courses are part of the Certificate Programs in:
Optical Engineering and Optical Instrument Design
 
Spring courses will be announced here in early February.
 
OSSC Members receive a 15% discount on courses Required for a Certificate.

(Discount does NOT apply to Electives and Prerequisite Courses.)

Email Jennifer Spitzer with confirmed registration to receive a discount code.
 


Irvine Valley College (IVC) is now in its second year of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, a three-year Advanced Technological Education (ATE) award to fund the IVC Photonics Initiative.  The primary focus of the Initiative is on preparing students for employment in photonics, a rapidly growing field that covers the science and engineering of devices that interact with light.  In addition, instructors will work with the local business and education community, providing on-site demonstrations to increase awareness of the diverse opportunities in the field of photonics.  New courses developed and taught at IVC are based on the industry-guided photonics curricula written by OP-TEC, the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education.

Click the logo above or contact Dr. Brian Monacelli for more information.
 
Courses began Friday 22 January 2016

LET 215 - Fundamentals of Photonics
LET 235 - Optical Metrology and Interferometry


 

  

OPTOBOTICSsm - Precision Motion for the OpticsAge

Three Winter Courses are now open for Enrollment


Advanced
Lens Design
 
         Optomechanical
Components
Design
         Precision
Positioning for
Optical Systems

 

Joshua Jo, Ph.D.           Charles Vice              Donn Silberman, M.S. 

 

Optical Systems are essential to virtually every industry. Building a strong foundation on formal educational courses is the cornerstone of becoming a skilled Optical Engineer.
Courses begin in early January 2013
Recorded webinars and other program information is available at:
http://unex.uci.edu/areas/engineering/optics/

  

OPTOBOTICSsm - Precision Motion for the OpticsAge

Three Winter Courses are now open for Enrollment


Advanced
Lens Design
 
         Optomechanical
Components
Design
         Precision
Positioning for
Optical Systems

 

Joshua Jo, Ph.D.           Charles Vice              Donn Silberman, M.S. 

 

Optical Systems are essential to virtually every industry. Building a strong foundation on formal educational courses is the cornerstone of becoming a skilled Optical Engineer.
Courses begin in early January 2013
Recorded webinars and other program information is available at:
http://unex.uci.edu/areas/engineering/optics/

  

OPTOBOTICSsm - Precision Motion for the OpticsAge

Three Winter Courses are now open for Enrollment


Advanced
Lens Design
 
         Optomechanical
Components
Design
         Precision
Positioning for
Optical Systems

 

Joshua Jo, Ph.D.           Charles Vice              Donn Silberman, M.S. 

 

Optical Systems are essential to virtually every industry. Building a strong foundation on formal educational courses is the cornerstone of becoming a skilled Optical Engineer.
Courses begin in early January 2013
Recorded webinars and other program information is available at:
http://unex.uci.edu/areas/engineering/optics/

Professional Education




Optical Engineering & Optical Instrument Design: Education Planning Session
Free Event: Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Three Spring On-Line Courses open for enrollment
Courses begin April 7, 2014

Geometric Optics  Donn M. Silberman, M.S.

Intro Lens Design  Joshua Jo, Ph.D.

Vyacheslav M. "Slava" Ryaboy, Ph.D

OSSC Members receive a 15% discount for these courses.


LET 215 - Fundamentals of Photonics
This course details the most important tools that are used when working with light, from lasers and other light sources to cameras and sensors.  Photonic devices are used in lecture demonstrations and laboratory experiments to show how light can be generated, manipulated, and captured.  Hardware is broken down to its constituent components--lasers are reduced to gain media, pump sources, and mirror cavities; cameras are dissected down to their bare chemistry.  Students will gain hands-on experience with industrial hardware and tools in the laboratory.
Course spans 16 weeks from  Jan 21 – May 22, 2014
Enrollment now closed.  Check the OSSC site for future courses.
Please contact Dr. Brian Monacelli for information.

Professional Education




Optical Engineering & Optical Instrument Design: Education Planning Session
Free Event: Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Three Spring On-Line Courses open for enrollment
Courses begin April 7, 2014

Geometric Optics  Donn M. Silberman, M.S.

Intro Lens Design  Joshua Jo, Ph.D.

Vyacheslav M. "Slava" Ryaboy, Ph.D

OSSC Members receive a 15% discount for these courses.


LET 215 - Fundamentals of Photonics
This course details the most important tools that are used when working with light, from lasers and other light sources to cameras and sensors.  Photonic devices are used in lecture demonstrations and laboratory experiments to show how light can be generated, manipulated, and captured.  Hardware is broken down to its constituent components--lasers are reduced to gain media, pump sources, and mirror cavities; cameras are dissected down to their bare chemistry.  Students will gain hands-on experience with industrial hardware and tools in the laboratory.
Course spans 16 weeks from  Jan 21 – May 22, 2014
Enrollment now closed.  Check the OSSC site for future courses.
Please contact Dr. Brian Monacelli for information.