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MCC to offer Optical Fabrication Essentials Micro-Credential in Fall 2022

The Optical Systems Technology program at Monroe Community College has developed an Optical Fabrication Essentials micro-credential.

The Optical Fabrication Essentials micro-credential provides a fast track for individuals wanting to enter into the optics manufacturing industry or advance in their present position.

The courses required for this micro-credential are part of the Optical Systems Technology AAS degree. Each 4-credit, 90-hour course will be conducted over 4 ½ weeks, 4 days per week, 5 hours per day, beginning September 7 and ending on December 12, 2022. They can complete the three courses in one semester.

Click here for the program flyer!

Precitech

Precitech designs and manufactures ultra precision machining solutions for freeform diamond turning, milling, and grinding which are used to produce optical lenses, mold inserts, mirrors, and precision mechanical components. Our diamond turning machines produce rotationally symmetric, asymmetric, freeform, and sculpted geometries with form tolerances in the sub-micron range and nanometer surface finishes.

Summer Optics Workshops at MCC (June 21-July 7)

The Optical Systems Technology program at Monroe Community College will be conducting two Optics Workshops this summer:

  • Diamond Turning Workshop, June 21–July 7, 8:00 AM–12:30 PM
  • Magnetorheological Finishing (MRF) Workshop, June 21–July 7, 1:30 PM–6:00 PM

Each 40-hour workshop will be conducted over 3 weeks, 3 days per week, 4.5 hours per day, beginning June 21, 2022.

Diamond Turning
• Mornings 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
• Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
• June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, July 5, 6, 7, 2022

Magnetorheological Finishing (MRF)
• Afternoons 1:30 to 6:00 PM EDT
• Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
• June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, July 5, 6, 7, 2022

See the flyers linked above for Program Highlights and Prerequisites, along with links to the Online Application Forms. The forms are course-specific. These hands-on workshops will be limited to 10 participants per workshop.

The cost will be $1,260 per participant. Funding opportunities are available for qualified participants.

Please email Ross Micali, National Work Based Learning Coordinator, MCC Optical Systems Technology, at rmicali@monroecc.edu if you have any questions.

APOMA General Meeting at SPIE DCS!

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming SPIE DCS (Defense + Commercial Sensing) conference in Orlando, FL in April!  APOMA’s General Meeting will be held on Wed. April 6th, from 8:30AM-9:30AM at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in the St. George 108 Room, Atrium level.