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2011 - 2012 CNM Catalog June 2011, Volume 44 
2011 - 2012 CNM Catalog June 2011, Volume 44 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Photonics Technology

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The Electronics, Manufacturing and Photonics programs are undergoing redesign and integration for the fall 2012 catalog. Students entering for the fall 2011 term should maintain regular contact with the Applied Technologies School Advisor regarding migration into the new program at (505) 224-3185.

School of Applied Technologies


Program information is available from the School of Applied Technologies Office at (505) 224-3340 or from Academic Advisement and Career Development at (505) 224-4321. 

Program Description

The program is designed to expose students to four major areas: laser systems, electronics, optics and electro-optics. Students study the laser both as an instrument and as an integral part of a system designed for industrial and scientific applications. The program includes topics such as laser alignment, safety and the use of lasers in electronics production, testing and maintenance. Through the program, students acquire a good working knowledge of light, optical principles, and optical components and systems. In addition, students receive in-depth classroom preparation in the scientific principles of laser and fiber optics to incorporate their skills and knowledge into developing electro-optical techniques and systems. The post degree certificate is designed for those who already possess the core Electronics Technology associate’s degree or a degree in a related technical field from an accredited college or university.

Special Requirements

Students must have normal color differentiation to work with colored lasers, wiring and components.

Career and Educational Opportunities

The national demand for photonics technician exceeds supply. Graduates will be eligible for entry-level technical positions in a wide range of scientific disciplines utilizing laser and electro-optic technology.

Exit competencies (see Program Exit Competencies ) for this program of study are available at cnm.edu/exitcomp.

For the graduation policy refer to the Moving On  section, cnm.edu or the Students tab in my CNM.

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