Laser Technology

Laser Technology Department

Laser Technology Evening Studies


Learn More About the Program Here!

Welcome to the Laser Technology Program at San Jose City College where you will be able to learn the skills that employers are looking for in the Laser Technology field.

Emphasis is placed on both theory and hands-on skills, so you learn the vital link between engineers' "blueprints" and their real-world implementations. You will learn how to install, operate, maintain, and modify laser/electro-optic systems throughout the Laser Program.

Our program is vital and relevant because it is continuously updated based on industry standards and in cooperation with our Advisory and Curriculum Committee chaired by Dr. Norman Hodgson of Coherent Inc.


support our program

SJCC Laser Technology Workforce Talent 

Pipeline Project Investment

We invite alumni and friends of the San Jose City College Laser Technology Department to invest and enable us to:

  • Inform our community about career opportunities in laser technology
  • Sponsor marketing and advertising efforts to promote the Laser Technology Program

Find out from your Human Resources department if your employer has a matching gift program and your annual donation/investment to the SJCC Laser Technology Workforce Talent Pipeline Project could be doubled.

As a benefactor, we will acknowledge your/your company's investment on our San José City College Laser Department landing page at the following levels:

  • Platinum $ 2000
  •  Gold $1000
  • Silver $500

Platinum investors will be acknowledged in advertisements.  We also plan to have an annual SJCC Laser Technology Workforce Talent Pipeline event to thank supporters such as you and your company for your generosity.

We are recruiting for our next semester, and we hope you will be able to make your tax-deductible investment (or pledge) below as soon as possible. All donated funds are sent directly to the San Jose Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) Foundation.​​​

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Our SJCC Laser Technology students and graduates are highly sought after by labs and manufacturing firms in a variety of industries.
Our first-semester open-entry course, Laser 100, is specifically designed to prepare you for an entry-level technician job with a starting salary more than $40,000 per year.

We strongly encourage our students to graduate with their Laser Technology certificate and Associate degree for an even higher income and employability potential.

Organizations on the cutting-edge of laser electro-optics technology such as MKS Spectra-Physics, Coherent, IPG Photonics, Lumentum, DPSS Lasers, Lawrence Livermore National Labs (LLNL), Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC),Telesis, A-1 Jay’s Machining, Picarro, BD Biosciences, Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Cutera, Sciton, Velodyne Lidar  etc. have employed and continue to seek our students and graduates for employment.
For more information on the Laser Technology program, please contact the Business and Workforce Division at (408) 288-3192 or  Sydney Sukuta at


AS Laser Technology

Laser Technology Certificate Level 1
Laser Technology Certificate Level 3

​Contact Us

Contacts for program information:

Division Counselor

Maria Plancarte


Job Development & Placement Specialist


Thomas (Tommy) Nguyen

408-298-2181 x 3181

Dean of Career Technology Education

Dr. J. Edward Stevenson

(408) 288-3197


Sydney Sukuta

(408) 298-2181 ext. 3805


Dimitri Simanovski 


a. Laser Talent Pipeline Investments

Fall 2018: We would like to thank the following for supporting our Fall 2018 movie theater outreach project.

Platinum Investors 

(i) Coherent

(ii) IPG Photonics

Spring 2019: We would like to thank the following for supporting our current Spring 2019 outreach project.

Silver Investors 
(a) Daniel Denison of Yorba Linda, CA 
(b) Jacki Simonson of Livermore, CA 
(c) Your Name?

  This project is still open, so please consider investing in this project now for as low as $25 and all investments are tax-deductible.  

Platinum investors will be acknowledged in outreach advertisements.  We also plan to have an annual SJCC Laser Technology Workforce Talent Pipeline event to thank investors such as you and your company for your generosity.

b. Laser Electro-Optics Employer-Student Meet and Greet

We invite you to join our next meet and greet event on November 28th at San Jose City College in Room T-415
(Technology Building at the corner of  Bascom and Moorpark). 

The purpose of this event is to let our students and the public learn more about what happens behind the scenes in laser companies, and what it takes to join the industry. It's a great opportunity to get to know prospective future employees up-close while advancing the company name and brands.

Other Resources

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