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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

Rico

Industrial

Development

Company

(PRIDCO) and the Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust.

PRPI is Puerto Rico’s first institute to specialize in

CERTIFICATE 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.

* Program

only offered at UMET Cupey Campus


CERTIFICATE IN PHOTONICS &

JOB OPPORTUNITIES The

need

for

competent,

confident,

career-minded

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

COURSE

CREDITS

grow. Salaries typically range between $20,000 to more than $45,000 per year.

TERM I

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE*

OPSC 100 Mathematics for Optics and Photonics

3

ENGL 103 Introductory English Language Course

3

OPSC 101 Fundamentals of Light and Lasers

5

Universidad

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Metropolitana

has

financial

assistance

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

TERM II

internship plus three terms of concentration courses.

of studies, financial aid, and gainful employment, please

ENMA 101 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3

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

4

*

OPSC 110 Electronics for Optics and Photonics

5

Subject to Federal Regulations on Economic Assistance

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,

with

advanced

laboratories

at

our

Barceloneta labs.

many different paths: aerospace, agriculture, medical, construction, nanotechnology, alternative energy, IT,

(1) Complete an application and pay admission fee

TERM III

(2) Official high school

OPSC 120 Industry Technical Internship

transcript or its equivalent

laser/optical

scanning,

laser

(4) Interview

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

Email: prpi@suagm.edu

entrepreneurship in emerging technologies.

Web: http://prpi.suagm.edu

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.

(CEEB) score

(not required if applicant is 25 years or older)

welding, cutting and etching, additive manufacturing,

This certificate was approved by the Puerto Rico

5

(minimum GPA of 2.5) (3) College Entrance Examination Board

A career in lasers and optics can take you down

environmental,

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

FOLLOW US PRPhotonics

@PRPhotonics PRPhotonics

TERM IV OPSC 103 Lasers and Applications II

4

OPSC 104 Photonic Enabled Technologies

3

OPSC 111 Electronics for Optics and Photonics II

5

TOTAL

40

STARTING DATES JANUARY and AUGUST

PRPI Certificate in Photonics and Lasers Technical Specialist  

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