OP-TEC, The National Center for Optics and Photonics Education, is a consortium of two-year colleges,
high schools, universities, national laboratories, industry partners, and professional societies funded
by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. These entities
have joined forces to support OP-TEC's mission to increase the supply of well-educated Photonics Technicians
by building and strengthening the capacity and quality of photonics education in U.S. two-year colleges.
OPCN is an association of postsecondary photonics technician educators organized and operated by OP-TEC. Members include faculty and administrators from 2-year colleges (or 2-year campuses of 4-year colleges) that are currently providing education and training for technicians in optics and photonics.
Click here to read more about OP-TEC's management team and staff.