Laser & Optics Technology

Let’s brighten up this world in a Life.Changing way!

Campus Ottumwa Campus (Main)
Entry Term Fall and Spring Terms
Length of Program 7 Terms (21 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)


These days, technology is moving towards the light…laser light that is, and now is the prime time to get involved with the technology! If you want to begin a rewarding career in an industry that is rapidly growing every single day, the Laser & Optics Technology program at Indian Hills Community College is the right choice for you! You can choose to begin your career in the medical, military, manufacturing, aerospace, research & development industries or many others!


What you will learn:
  • High- and low-power laser system operation/testing/maintaining/troubleshooting
  • Optics cleaning & handling
  • Documentation skills
  • Laser/Optical alignment & collimation techniques
  • LSO (Laser Safety Officer) equivalent laser safety training
  • Training on how to operate optical measuring equipment
  • Properties of light


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the Laser & Optics Technology Program Details below to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career as a Laser/Optics Technician, Field Service Technician, or R&D Technician!


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Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Michael!

shayMichael Shay, Instructor, Laser/Electro-Optics Technology
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 683-5111, ext. 1765 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1765
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