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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Science, Engineering, and Technology - Programs of Study

Photonics Technology
A.A.S. Degree (Career)
Application Code 161
For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.
Photonics is the science and technology of controlled flow of light particles for applications including data transmission, optical computing and switching, and optical modulation (e.g. lasers). It is one of the most rapidly growing domestic and international technical fields and offers favorable job opportunities and advancement potential to skilled technicians. Students will acquire a working knowledge of the theory of light, geometric and physical optics, transmission and detection of light, electronic circuits, and data communications theory. Hands-on laboratory exercises will include real-world topics such as optical components and systems, fiber optics applications, lasers, and electro-optical instrumentation.  Coursework will reflect the changing needs of the industry and inculcate the need for ongoing training.  Students planning to transfer to a four-year technical institution should contact that institution to check for transferable courses.
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts &
 LiteratureHumanities, Arts, or Literature Core
Course (see pp. 61-63)3
SPCH-105 Fundamentals of Public
SPCH-110 Interpersonal Communication3
Social SciencesSocial and Behavioral Sciences Core
Course (see p. 63) 3
SciencePHYS-101 Technical Physical Science4
MathematicsMATH-141 College Algebra or higher3-5
InterdisciplinaryInterdisciplinary and Emerging Issues
 Core Course (see p. 64)1-3
CMSY-110Software Applications for Micros3
ELEC-107Introduction to Electronic Circuits4
ELEC-117Linear Electronics4
ELEC-213Digital Circuits4
PHOT-100Introduction to Photonics3
PHOT-105Optical Physics4
PHOT-200Principles of Lasers3
PHOT-205Detection and Measurement3
PHOT-210Fiber Optics Communications4
PHOT-220Advanced Topics in Photonics3
TELE-100Introduction to Telecommunications3
TELE-200Quality Control3

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST