Bachelor of Science,  Laser Electro-Optics Technology
Oregon Institute of Technology

OIT Course Listings (from the OIT Course Catalog)
Technical Writing

Technical Writing

Technical Editing
This course will present the concepts of sentence diagramming, proofreading, and editing. Students will edit other students’ written works to gain experience in editing.

Publication Design/Production
This course will introduce the concepts of page layout and design and the processes of printing materials. A mechanical based on the principles presented in the course will be required at the end of the term.

Advanced Technical Journalism
This course will present the basic journalism techniques of information gathering, interviewing, and article structure. Participation in the production of the school newspaper will be required.

Advanced Technical Writing
Processes involved in technical writing and methods of preparing technical data; offers a variety of writing problems to provide opportunities for the student to develop precision in statement and in graphic presentation.

Technical Report Writing
Practice in techniques of gathering, organizing, and presenting technical information. Technical communications derived from realistic situations found in the student’s major will be written.

English Composition
Designed to develop discursive writing skills. Students write multi-paragraph pieces, edit their own and others’ work, develop competence in composing, organizing and revising written work.


Fundamentals of Microprocessors (lecture and lab)
Analysis of typical microprocessor (uP) structure including busses, arithmatic logic units, registers, memory, input/output schemes, control unit. Relation between hardware and machine language codes.

Analog Integrated Circuits (lecture and lab)
Analysis of operational amplifier circuits, inverting, noninverting, summing, and subtracting amplifiers, integrating and differentiating circuits using IC operational amplifiers. Nyquists stability criterion will be applied to several common circuits.

Digital Logic (lecture and lab)
A logic course covering number systems, binary codes, arithmetic of radix other than ten, Boolean algebra, simplification of Boolean expressions; combinational logic synthesis. Sequential counters; introduction to state machines; registers; data buses.

Digital Switching Circuits (lecture and lab)
Analysis of digital switching circuits, both discrete and integrated. Bipolar and field effect transistor switches, NOT, AND, OR gates. Analysis of DTL, TTL, MOS, and ECL circuits including parameter specifications. Discrete and IC flipflops, multivibrators and Schmitt-triggers.

Discrete Linear Circuits (lecture and lab)
Analysis of DC bias condition. AC small and large signal conditions, bias stability, beta dependency, frequency response, multistage coupling, distortion, and power dissipation.

Intro to Solid State Circuits (lecture and lab)
Analytical and graphical analysis of PN diode characteristics, diode circuit applications, rectification and basic power supply circuits. Introduction to bipolar transistor characteristics and basic biasing consideration.

Circuit Analysis I (lecture and lab)
Inductance and capacitance; R-C and R-L, time constants, reactance and impedance. R-C-L circuits. AC circuit analysis theorems and techniques.

Fundamentals of Electronics (lecture and lab)
Electrical units, series and parallel direct-current circuits, meter circuits, magnetic circuits, network theorems.


Senior Project
These courses will cover the definition, design, and evaluation/documentation of a project. Subjects covered are: defining project parameters, manufacturer and vendor contact, troubleshooting, and evaluation.

Advanced Geometric Optics (lecture and lab)
This course will cover advanced thin and thick lens analysis by applying advanced mathematical techniques.

Fourier Optics (lecture and lab)
This course will cover Fourier analysis as applied to optical systems. Topics to be included are: computational and optical techniques for transforming, filtering, and reconstructing an image; coherent imaging; and optical data processing.

Fibers & Optical Communication (lecture and lab)
The course will cover the following topics in fiber optics: light sources, optical fibers, detectors, termination, coupling, splicing, testing of fibers, digital and analog transmission of data.

High Power Lasers & Applications
This course is designed to introduce the student to high power laser systems. Techniques for cutting, welding, drilling, and marking metals, ceramics, plastics, and woods will be examined. High power lasers, computer numerical control systems, and testing systems will be examined.

Holography & Optical Testing (lecture and lab)
This course consists of an in-depth study of the holographic process, including techniques to create all types of holograms. Analysis of the hologram will consider image, motion, and vibrational modes as applied to non-destructive testing. Advanced techniques such as holograph gratings, and lenses will also be covered.

Components & Devices (lecture and lab)
This course is a survey of the components and devices used in laser and electro-optical industry. The devices studied will include tables, rails, windows, filters, mirrors, flats, spectrometers, interferometers, detectors, light sources, beam modifiers, modulators, and non-linear optical devices.

Laser Physics II (lecture and lab)
This course consists of an in-depth study of six laser types: ion, molecular, continuous-wave doped insulator, pulse doped insulator, dye, and semiconductor. Power supplies, pumping mechanisms, cooling systems, and power measurements for each type will also be covered.

Laser Physics I (lecture and lab)
This course introduces the physics of laser radiation, lasers, and laser cavities. It will include the three-dimensional wave equation, coherence, and its measurements, introductory atomic spectra, Boltzman statistics, pumping rate, power gain, threshold conditions, resonator stability, beam shape, mode structure, and modification of the beam with intercavity elements.

Wave Optics (lecture and lab)
This course will cover the wave properties of light, including light sources, photometric, and radiometric units of light, one dimensional wave equations, 2-slit, 3-slit, and multiple-slit interference, thin film interference, diffraction, polarization, the propagation of waves through an interface, reflection, absorption, and scattering.

Geometric Optics (lecture and lab)
An introductory course in geometric optics which will include reflection and refraction of light at plane and curved surfaces, image properties of thin lenses and mirrors, ray tracing, combinations of lenses and mirrors, matrix theory of image propagation, lens systems, and properties of thick lenses.

Introduction to Laser Technology
An introductory course in laser technology that is designed to orient the student to the concepts and terminology of laser technology. The course will cover lasers, laser safety, and laser applications on a descriptive level. It will also introduce the basic concepts of lenses and their effect on a laser beam.


Introduction to Modern Physics
An introduction to physics of the 20th Century, including selected topics from atomic and nuclear physics and quantum theory with applications in science and industry.

General Physics (lectures and labs)
An introduction to physics including mechanics, heat, electricity, magnetism, sound, optics, and brief survey of modern physics.

Applied Differential Equations II
Ordinary differential equations with applications to physical sciences, engineering, and electronics. Linear differential equations, simultaneous linear differential equations, series solution and introduction to partial differential equations.

Applied Differential Equations I
Ordinary differential equations with applications to physical sciences, engineering, and electronics. First-order and linear differential equations.

Calculus III
Series, partial derivatives, vectors, multiple integration.

Calculus II
Formal integration with application to areas, volumes, arc length, force, work, parametric equations, and polar coordinates.

Calculus I
Differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions, applications and an introduction to integrating.

Analytic Geometry & Intro to Calculus
Analytic treatments of straight lines, circles, parabolas, ellipses, hyperbolas, rotation and translations of axes, higher plane curves, and selected calculus topics.

College Algebra & Trigonometry
Algebraic operations, trigonometric ratios, variation, right triangles, polynomials, systems of equations, matrices, law of sines, law of cosines, identities, complex numbers, inverse trig functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, binomial theorem, inequalities, and absolute value.


FORTRAN Programming
Introductory topics include basic computer concepts and number systems. Programming in FORTRAN IV language. Topics covered in programming include expressions, arithmetic, control, input/ouput statements; library functions and sub-programs.

C Programming
Computer concepts and problem solving methods using ANSI C programming language. Topics include: data types, conditional and iterative structures, function definition, and structured programming.

Topics include scarcity, consumer choice, supply and demand, theory of the firm, competition, monopoly, factor pricing.

Discussion Processes
Instruction and solutions in the solution of problems through group processes with objectives of developing competent discussion leaders and participants. Preparation and presentation of oral technical reports.

Introduces the establishment of a specific target market and the subsequent development of a product or service, pricing strategies, promotional strategies, and channels of distribution designed to satisfy the needs of the market.

Study and application of psychological fundamentals to the process of human adjustment in social and industrial relations.

Principles of Management
Provides an introductory survey of management principles. Students develop an understanding of all managerial types: domestic and international, public and private, small and large. Applies a systems approach to the managerial functions of planning, leading, organizing, controlling, and staffing.