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Welcome to the OP-TEC Resources Warehouse

The mission of the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education is to increase the supply of well-educated photonics technicians by building and strengthening the capacity and quality of photonics education in U.S. two-year colleges.

Through this website portal, educators and students may order textbooks and download OP‑TEC resources including national skill standards for photonics and precision optics technicians, teaching materials, program planning guides, industry research reports, and publications on successful practices.

OP-TEC Publications

OP-TEC Program Planning Guides, National Skill Standards, Reports and other Teaching Resources are available for free download.

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Optics and Photonics Curriculum

OP-TEC offers curricular materials designed to support Optics, Laser, and Photonics Education in High Schools and Two-year Colleges and the Retraining of Adult Workers.

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Instructor Evaluation Copies

Electronic evaluation copies of OP-TEC curricular materials are avaliable to faculty by request.

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