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Precision Optics Technician

Starting Wage

$17.00 / hour

Avg. Wage Upon Completion

$24.00 / hour

On The Job Training

6,000 hours

see Training Summary below

Related Courses Required

6 courses or 432 hours

see Classes Offered below

Key Skills

  • Strong math skills, English to metric unit conversion, fraction to decimal conversion, and basic geometry and trigonometry
  • Comfortable with computers
  • Multi tasking is essential
  • Self disciplined
  • Strong communication verbal and written
  • Attention to detail, precision and detail orientated
  • Knowledge of tools: wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, vice grips, and other hand tools
  • Focus on equipment, process and inspection for precision optics mfg.
  • Strong self confidence, as sometimes will have to deal directly with customer
  • Ability to measure using a ruler and/or tape measure, using micrometers, or using other measuring tools is a bonus

Character Traits

  • Strong degree of self confidence, likes to work in a team, likes working with hands, good communication skills
  • Likes video games, likes making things at home or in school, likes immediate satisfaction

Dual Enrollment Courses

These classes can be taken through MCC by FLYAP participants

  • TAM 101
    Machine Theory
  • TAM 105
    Machine Project Laboratory
  • TAM 121
    Mathematics for Machinist I
  • TAM 131
    Machine Shop Print Reading I
  • TAM 141
    Machine Shop Laboratory

Apprenticeship Training Summary

  • 500 hours
    Planning, becoming familiar with materials, equipment and workplace
  • 3,250 hours
    Running optical equipment and learning how to set up optical equipment
  • 1,750 hours
    Inspection via measuring and visual
  • 500 hours
    Packing and coatings

  • 6,000 hours

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As a youth apprentice, you will receive education and skills through job shadowing in 11th grade and a paid co-op in 12th grade. What’s more, upon completion, you will have the highly sought-after skills and experience that could make your career possibilities limitless.

In this program, you will have an opportunity to interview with several companies in multiple trades. And when you graduate, you will already have an understanding of these companies and what they offer.

We are here to be part of your decision discussion. Let’s build your future together.

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