Program Title:Advanced Lasers Program – Graduate Certificate
Duration: 8 months
Program Start: Fall 2014
Program Description:  The Advanced Lasers Program is a unique, one-of-a-kind program in Canada specifically designed to fill several market gaps in Canadian and global markets through applied learning and technical training in photonics - the science of generating and harnessing light. The Advanced Lasers Program prepares graduates for entry into several economic sectors with employment prospects including but not limited to: biotech and medical research; entertainment; fibre optics; holographic technology; national security and defense; imaging; laser technology; optical coatings; optical hardware design and aerospace technology. The program integrates applied and theory based learning within the Ranking Technology Centre – a 70,000 square foot, state of the art training facility which houses Niagara College’s technical training and trades program.
Program Outline (Courses Delivered)
Term One Subjects
Term Two Subjects
·         Fibre Optics
·         Business Applications
·         Light Sources
·         Laser Maintenance and Manufacturing Technology
·         Optical Systems
·         Laser Matter Interaction
·         Opto-Electronic Devices
·         Laser Systems

·         Vacuum and Thin Film Coating Applications

Advanced Lasers Program (ALP) Competencies: Upon completion of the program, ALP graduates will develop a host of new competencies best exemplified as follows:
1.  Capacity to analyze the effects of laser energy, beam profiling and beam modification on different forms of matter as well as the ability to articulate the advantages of laser machining over conventional machining processes.
2.  Knowledge of and capacity to operate various laser systems (including and not limited to Excimer, Argon-Ion, CO2 (Carbon Dioxide), Nd-Yag, Dye Lasers, Ruby (Double Pulsed), HeNe (Helium Neon), and Semiconductor Lasers).
3.  Ability to analyze the characteristics of a variety of optical resonator configurations in order to determine the effects on laser radiation quality.
4.  Training in and ability to design optical trains and beam delivery systems for specific applications, including the proficient handling and cleaning of optical components.
5.  Capacity to characterize, use and test fibre optic devices and discuss applications of fibre optic devices in a system.
6.  Demonstrated ability to assess and evaluate vacuum systems in order to produce thin film coatings, using a variety of thin film systems, including thermal, sputtering, and e-beam system technologies to produce mirrors, and interference filters for lasers.
7.  Ability to analyze the non-optical subsystems and infrastructure required by common lasers, including cooling, gas handling, and electrical (power and control) sub-systems in order to maintain and troubleshoot malfunctioning sub-systems.
8.  Demonstrated capacity to analyze, design and construct circuits using opto-electronic devices.
9.  Ability to create innovative strategies for using laser technology in business, using critical thinking and sound business planning principles.

Contact Hours: The Advanced Lasers program delivers approximately 560 contact hours in a 'hands-on' format, which combines lecture, demonstration and class exercise delivery methods in a state-of-the-art laboratory facility. The program is divided as follows:
·         Theory: 308 Hours

·         Applied Learning: 252 Hours

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