About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Campus:Welland Campus
Length:3 Years

Program Highlights

  • Niagara College has the largest photonics training labs in Canada
  • 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
  • Final year of program includes an eight-month photonics research project

Career Opportunities

  • Bio and medical technology
  • Aerospace industry
  • Defence and homeland security
  • Advanced visualization for entertainment
  • Optical design and manufacture
  • Vacuum coating technology
  • Imaging technology

Learn More About Photonics and Optics

I chose Niagara College because I wanted to be sure I got the best education available as well as find my true passion in life. The Photonics program provided me with the knowledge and skills on a wide variety of topics which have been very helpful in the workplace. Being a student at Niagara College was one of the best times of my life.

Thomas Grainge, 2014 Photonics Engineering Technology graduate

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
#0751 - 3 Years Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2015Closed
January 2016Not Available
May 2016Not Available
September 2016Open
January 2017Not Available
May 2017Not Available

Future Study Options

Qualified graduates will be able to apply some academic credits towards further study at NC. Find out more!

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!