ERIC Number: ED413488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
National Photonics Skills Standard for Technicians.
Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.
This document defines "photonics" as the generation, manipulation, transport, detection, and use of light information and energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communication and information processing. Photonics is at the heart of today's communication systems, from lasers that generate digital information transported along a fiber-optic cable to the detector that decodes the information. This booklet contains the skills standard that is intended to define the knowledge and the skills that workers in the photonics industry need. The focus of the standard is on the skills necessary for employment as a photonics technician. The seven parts of this skills standards document include the following: (1) the evolution of the occupation of photonics technicians; (2) the development process for the skills standard; (3) curriculum concerns; (4) photonics skills standard task list; (5) photonics technician curriculum outlining the knowledge components, tools, equipment, and relevant tasks for 17 courses; (6) supporting knowledge components in applied mathematics, physics, and biology/chemistry; and (7) teacher standards. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.