Join us for pizza and an Open House about the Photonics & Optical Engineering Certificate Program on Monday, June 10, at 6 p.m. and discover the potential of a career in photonics. 

This 12-month, hands-on training program is designed to equip participants with the skills and experience needed to thrive in this burgeoning market. The 21-credit program is delivered on a part-time, evening schedule with some flexibility. Scholarships and "learn & earn" opportunities can reduce or completely cover the cost of tuition. 

Program Benefits

  • Affordable 
  • Finish in 12 months
  • Part-time with little to no homework
  • Attend classes three nights per week
  • Work while you learn and internship opportunities
  • Leads to immediate employment
  • Math or science background not necessary

Advanced registration required. We hope to see you there!

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Meet the Director

Cheryl Schnitzer

photonics & optical engineering certificate program director
Cheryl Schnitzer, Ph.D., has a background in lasers and spectroscopy. Professor Schnitzer and Professor Ruby (Guiru) Gu oversee an active femtosecond laser research group and are among the leaders in Massachusetts in the up-and-coming field called integrated photonics. Professor Schnitzer was honored to be an invited speaker for TEDxStonehillCollege, “We Are in a Photonics Revolution.”

Contact Information

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