About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Campus:Welland Campus
Length:2 Years
Code:0750

Program Highlights

  • Niagara College is the only Ontario college offering a Photonics Engineering Technician program
  • College boasts dedicated photonic and microelectronic laboratories, as well as a teaching clean-room facility
  • Students gain skills in laser, optical, electro-optical and vacuum technologies
  • Graduates are in demand across Ontario and North America
  • Graduates can enter the workforce directly or complete Photonics Engineering Technology with only one additional year of study

Career Opportunities

  • Biomedical service technician
  • Aerospace industry
  • Visualization for entertainment
  • Laser diagnostics and repair
  • Defence and homeland security
  • Optical manufacture
  • Vacuum coating technology
  • Imaging technology

You are well-suited to this program if you…

  • Enjoy the theory behind math, science and engineering, but want some serious hands-on experience!
  • Have strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Interested in learning something new every day in a field that never stops evolving!
  • Are a MAKER at heart who wants to work in a field that combines optics, lasers, electronics, mechanics and manufacturing
  • Want to work with LASERS!

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Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Diploma
#0750 - 2 Years Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2016Closed
January 2017Not Available
May 2017Not Available
September 2017Open
January 2018Not Available
May 2018Not Available

Future Study Options

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at niagaracollege.ca/transfercredit.