ABOUT PRPI The Puerto Rico Photonics Institute (PRPI) is an initiative of the School of Environmental Affairs of Universidad Metropolitana (UMET). It is backed by the Puerto
(PRIDCO) and the Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust.
PRPI is Puerto Rico’s first institute to specialize in
research and education in optics and photonics (O&P) in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Its laboratories are located at the INTENOR Science Park in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico.
PHOTONICS & LASERS TECHNICAL SPECIALIST * New Horizons: Puerto Rico Lasers and Photonics Career Pathways Project
Equal Opportunity: Universidad Metropolitana provides equal education and employment opportunities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, real or perceived sexual orientation, national origin, military status, status as protected veteran, physical or mental disability, social condition, age, marital status, political ideologies, domestic violence or sexual attack victim status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Disabilities: Services are available to students who may need accommodations, interpreters, and/or specialized equipment. All student requests are dealt in confidential manner. New Horizons: Puerto Rico Lasers and Photonics Career Pathways is a project funded by the United States Department of Labor – Employment and Training Administration – Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant (TAACCCT) Round 4. TC-26472-14-60-A-72. Program materials were created by the grantee and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor.
only offered at UMET Cupey Campus
CERTIFICATE IN PHOTONICS &
JOB OPPORTUNITIES The
LASERS TECHNICAL SPECIALIST
technicians is rapidly increasing. An entry-level position can move you all the way to the top as the demand continues to
grow. Salaries typically range between $20,000 to more than $45,000 per year.
OPSC 100 Mathematics for Optics and Photonics
ENGL 103 Introductory English Language Course
OPSC 101 Fundamentals of Light and Lasers
available to qualified students. The Financial Aid office
The Certificate in Photonics and Lasers is a 1-year
located on campus helps and guides students through the
program that includes a 9-week industry technical
different financial options available. For information on cost
internship plus three terms of concentration courses.
of studies, financial aid, and gainful employment, please
ENMA 101 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
The planned core curriculum emphasis is built upon
visit the UMET website at: http://www.suagm.edu/umet.
the principles of optics and photonics and includes
OPSC 102 Lasers and Applications I
OPSC 110 Electronics for Optics and Photonics
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electronics, lasers, fiber optics, and devices and instruments. Students spend more than 40 percent of their time in the lab, training on laser and optical systems. This program is offered at the UMET Cupey campus,
many different paths: aerospace, agriculture, medical, construction, nanotechnology, alternative energy, IT,
(1) Complete an application and pay admission fee
(2) Official high school
OPSC 120 Industry Technical Internship
transcript or its equivalent
CONTACT US Puerto Rico Photonics Institute
solid state lighting, and biotechnology procedures
(787) 766-1717, ext. 6285 and 6305
and analysis. It also offers the opportunity to develop
entrepreneurship in emerging technologies.
Council of Education in June 2015 and follows the curriculum developed by OP-TEC, the National Center for
Optics and Photonics Education. This
program is also certified by ETA International, the Electronics Technicians Association. Students completing our certificate can optionally be ETA-certified.
(not required if applicant is 25 years or older)
welding, cutting and etching, additive manufacturing,
This certificate was approved by the Puerto Rico
(minimum GPA of 2.5) (3) College Entrance Examination Board
A career in lasers and optics can take you down
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TERM IV OPSC 103 Lasers and Applications II
OPSC 104 Photonic Enabled Technologies
OPSC 111 Electronics for Optics and Photonics II
STARTING DATES JANUARY and AUGUST
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