- Optics and Photonics College Network (OPCN)
- Partner Colleges
- Professional Societies
- Other NSF/ATE Centers
OP‑TEC collaborates with multiple educational society partners throughout the nation.
OP‑TEC has developed program planning and text/laboratory materials to support education and training for future and current photonics technicians.
Professional development is available to faculty preparing to teach the Fundamentals of Light and Lasers introductory course. OP‑TEC has developed an open/entry exit course for faculty whose schedules demand a more flexible course timeline. The course is taught interactively online during the school year followed by a summer 3-day hands-on laboratory-capstone experience at an OP‑TEC partner college.