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Optics and Photonics College Network PACT Photonics Alumni Council for Technicians Professional Development and Photonics Technician Training is Available Photonics (Light, Lasers and Optics) curriculum / teaching resources are available. Interested in starting a photonics, optics, and/or laser program at your college?

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Teaching Materials

Photonics Curriculum Books

OP‑TEC has developed program planning and text/laboratory materials to support education and training for future and current photonics technicians.

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Professional Development

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.

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Events & Conferences

American Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention 2017
New Orleans Ernest M. Morial Convention Center on 04/22/2017 - 04/25/2017 All Day
ASEE Annual Conference 2017
Columbus Convention Center on 06/25/2017 - 06/28/2017 All Day
HI-TEC 2017
The Grand America Hotel on 07/17/2017 - 07/20/2017 All Day
SPIE Optifab
Rochester Riverside Convention Center on 10/16/2017 - 10/19/2017 All Day
National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC) Fall Conference 2017
Portland Community College on 10/19/2017 - 10/20/2017 All Day
ATE PI Conference 2017
Omni Shoreham on 10/23/2017 - 10/25/2017 All Day
National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency at the Arch on 10/26/2017 - 10/27/2017 All Day
Midwest Photonics Education Center

Indian Hills Community College
626 Indian Hills Drive
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Mr. Greg Kepner
Director
Office: 641-683-5284
E-mail: greg.kepner@indianhills.edu
Website: http://www.midwestphotonics.org
Specialization: Photonics in Manufacturing

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Laser and Fiber Optics Regional Education Center

Indian River State College
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
Dr. Chrys Panayiotou
Director
Office: 772-462-7621
E-mail: cpanayio@irsc.edu
Website: http://www.laser-tec.org
Specialization: Fiber Optics

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Texas State Technical College

3801 Campus Drive
Waco, Texas 76705
Mr. John O. Pedrotti
Department Chair, Lasers & Nanotechnology
Office: 254-867-3173
E-mail: john.pedrotti@tstc.edu
Website:http://www.tstc.edu/programs/LaserElectroOpticsTechnology
Specialization: Photonics in Opto-Electronics / Nano-Technology

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Irvine Valley College / Advanced Technology and Education Park (IVC / ATEP)

15445 Lansdowne Road
Tustin, California 92782
Brian Monacelli
Office: 949-282-2706
E-mail: IVCphotonics@IVC.edu
Website: http://academics.ivc.edu/physci/photonics
Specialization: Photonics in Education/Training for Employed Technicians

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Camden County College

200 College Drive
Blackwood, New Jersey 08012
Dr. Fred Seeber
Professor Emeritus, Physics and Photonics
Office: 856-227-7200 (ext. 4475)
E-mail: fseeber@camdencc.edu
Website:http://www.camdencc.edu/academics/departments/photonics-laser-electro-optic-tech/

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New York Photonics

Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster
Thomas Battley, Executive Director
1565 Jefferson Rd, #420
Rochester, New York 14623
Phone: 585-329-4029
E-mail: tbattley@newyorkphotonics.org
Website – New York Photonics: www.newyorkphotonics.org

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New Mexico Optics Industry Association

Jim McNalley, Chairman
851 University Blvd., SE
Suite 203
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
Phone: 505-767-1200
E-mail: info@nmoia.org
Website: www.nmoptics.com

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Florida Photonics Cluster

Florida Photonics Cluster
James E. Pearson, Executive Director
12424 Research Parkway, Ste. 100
Orlando, Florida 32826
E-mail: jpearson@creol.ucf.edu
Website: www.floridaphotonicscluster.org

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Colorado Photonics Industry Association

Garry Gorsuch, Director
5733 Central Ave.
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Phone: 303-834-1022
E-mail: exec@coloradophotonics.org
Website: www.coloradophotonics.org

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Carolinas Photonics Consortium

Jeff Conley, Director
1754 Woodruff Rd., Ste. 101
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
Phone: 864-325-4700
E-mail: jcon@charter.net
Website: www.carolinasphotonics.com

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Arizona Optics Industry Association

Bob Breault
P.O. Box 30205
Tucson, Arizona 85751
E-mail: bbreault@breault.com
Website: www.aoia.org

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Indian Hills Community College

626 Indian Hills Drive
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Mr. Greg Kepner
Department Chair, Industrial Technology
Office: 641-683-5284
E-mail: gkepner@indianhills.edu
Website: http://www.indianhills.edu/courses/tech/laser.html
Specialization: Photonics in Manufacturing

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