About this Program
- 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
- Bio and medical technology
- Aerospace industry
- Defence and homeland security
- Advanced visualization for entertainment
- Optical design and manufacture
- Vacuum coating technology
- Imaging technology
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.
Admissions and Availability
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!