Program Title:Advanced Lasers Program – Graduate Certificate
Duration: 8 months
Program Start: Fall 2014
Program Description:  The Advanced Lasers Program is a unique, one-of-a-kind program in Canada specifically designed to fill several market gaps in Canadian and global markets through applied learning and technical training in photonics - the science of generating and harnessing light. The Advanced Lasers Program prepares graduates for entry into several economic sectors with employment prospects including but not limited to: biotech and medical research; entertainment; fibre optics; holographic technology; national security and defense; imaging; laser technology; optical coatings; optical hardware design and aerospace technology. The program integrates applied and theory based learning within the Ranking Technology Centre – a 70,000 square foot, state of the art training facility which houses Niagara College’s technical training and trades program.
Program Outline (Courses Delivered)
Term One Subjects
Term Two Subjects
·         Fibre Optics
·         Business Applications
·         Light Sources
·         Laser Maintenance and Manufacturing Technology
·         Optical Systems
·         Laser Matter Interaction
·         Opto-Electronic Devices
·         Laser Systems

·         Vacuum and Thin Film Coating Applications

Advanced Lasers Program (ALP) Competencies: Upon completion of the program, ALP graduates will develop a host of new competencies best exemplified as follows:
1.  Capacity to analyze the effects of laser energy, beam profiling and beam modification on different forms of matter as well as the ability to articulate the advantages of laser machining over conventional machining processes.
2.  Knowledge of and capacity to operate various laser systems (including and not limited to Excimer, Argon-Ion, CO2 (Carbon Dioxide), Nd-Yag, Dye Lasers, Ruby (Double Pulsed), HeNe (Helium Neon), and Semiconductor Lasers).
3.  Ability to analyze the characteristics of a variety of optical resonator configurations in order to determine the effects on laser radiation quality.
4.  Training in and ability to design optical trains and beam delivery systems for specific applications, including the proficient handling and cleaning of optical components.
5.  Capacity to characterize, use and test fibre optic devices and discuss applications of fibre optic devices in a system.
6.  Demonstrated ability to assess and evaluate vacuum systems in order to produce thin film coatings, using a variety of thin film systems, including thermal, sputtering, and e-beam system technologies to produce mirrors, and interference filters for lasers.
7.  Ability to analyze the non-optical subsystems and infrastructure required by common lasers, including cooling, gas handling, and electrical (power and control) sub-systems in order to maintain and troubleshoot malfunctioning sub-systems.
8.  Demonstrated capacity to analyze, design and construct circuits using opto-electronic devices.
9.  Ability to create innovative strategies for using laser technology in business, using critical thinking and sound business planning principles.

Contact Hours: The Advanced Lasers program delivers approximately 560 contact hours in a 'hands-on' format, which combines lecture, demonstration and class exercise delivery methods in a state-of-the-art laboratory facility. The program is divided as follows:
·         Theory: 308 Hours

·         Applied Learning: 252 Hours

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Job Networking Figure it out

Reach out to your network 
All the connections in the world won’t help you find a job if no one knows about your situation. Once you’ve drawn up your list, start making contact with the people in your network. Let them know that you’re looking for a job. Be specific about what kind of work you’re looking for and ask them if they have any information or know anyone in a relevant field. Don’t assume that certain people won’t be able to help. You may be surprised by who they know.
Networking is most effective when you have specific employer targets and career goals. It’s hard to get leads with a generic “Let me know if you hear of anything” request. You may think that you’ll have better job luck if you leave yourself open to all the possibilities, but the reality is this “openness” creates a black hole that sucks all of the networking potential out of the connection.
A generic networking request for a job is worse than no request at all, because you can lose that networking contact and opportunity. Asking for specific information, leads, or an interview is much more focused and easier for the networking source. If you’re having trouble focusing your job search, you can turn to close friends and family members for help, but avoid contacting more distant people in your network until you’ve set clear goals.
Start with your references 
When you are looking for a job, start with your references. Your best references—the people who like you and can endorse your abilities, track record, and character—are major networking hubs.
  • Contact each one of your references to network about your possibilities and affirm their agreement to be your reference.
  • Describe your goals and seek their assistance.
  • Keep them informed on your job search progress.
  • Prepare them for any calls from potential employers. 
  • Let them know what happened and thank them for their help regardless of the outcome.

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Why Do We Lives ?

Often heard questions are: "Why do we live?", "How should we live?", and "What is the purpose of our lives?". Let's not look at this from the point of view of religion, but, as is more befitting for a book on ISs and their societies, from the point of view of an IS.

It seems to me that the above are not really the correct questions. We could just as well ask if we let go of a stone: "Should it fall downwards or upwards?" Or, "Why does it fall downwards?" And don't tell me it should fall downwards because of the law of gravity. 

Today a society could live on abundant drugs and pollute their environment horribly. But if in the future a difficult moment arises, such a society will not be able to react correctly, it will cease to exist. There will be no descendants to raise the question about: "How should we live?"

So lets realize that we are IS's and as such have a main objective, that is built in through evolution, namely the survival of the species. We are members of a species called Homo Sapiens, (I doubt that we are "sapiens " except on rare occasions) but we are the animals with the best thinking processes. At least we believe so. 

It is noteworthy that anything that helps us to obtain our objectives or the objectives of our society, we call "good". That which hinders us or our society in obtaining our objectives we call "bad". It seems that there is no absolute "good" or "bad"; one independent of the existence of humans and their society. 

Note: IS = intelligent system.