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Academic Programs - School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies
Semiconductor Technology
Certificate
HEGIS # 5310
Chairperson: Anthony Kossmann
Amstuz Hall, Room 109, (518) 629-7272

The 25-credit Semiconductor Technology certificate program offered by the School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies at Hudson Valley Community College provides the specialized knowledge of semiconductors and nanotechnology that Hudson Valley Electrical Engineering Technology (ELT) graduates and other candidates need to compete for entry-level employment in the semiconductor manufacturing industry.

Students receive highly specialized training in semiconductor and nanotechnology, digital electronics, electro-mechanical devices, semiconductor manufacturing and the nanofabrication processes. The curriculum consists of seven courses to be completed in two semesters.

Most of the courses are taught at Hudson Valley’s TEC-SMART (Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies) facility located in Malta. Some courses are held at the main campus in Troy.

In the heart of New York State’s Tech Valley, the Capital Region is emerging as a global leader due to the confluence of major research universities, such as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University at Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, as well as the growth of high-tech industries, including GlobalFoundries, Sematech and IBM. This program furthers Hudson Valley’s goal of providing the semiconductor and nanotechnology industries with a qualified workforce that demonstrates ethical responsibility as individuals and as members of a multidisciplinary team. Students graduate with the skills needed to continuously improve and engage in lifelong learning, and to adapt to a technologically advancing society.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
PHYS 135 Technical Physics I, MATH 150 College Algebra & Trigonometry, MATH 165 Basic Calculus with Analytic Geometry (Formerly MATH 151), ELET 100 Electricity I, ELET 101 Electricity II, ELET 105 Electronics I & ELET 215 Operational Amplifiers. Applicants to this program must have completed the required courses or equivalent or by permission of department chair. N/A

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*

 

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

CHEM 105 Concepts in Chemistry 4
ELET 210 Digital Electronics 4
ELET 225 Electro-Mechanical Devices & Sys. 4
ELET 250 Vacuum & Power RF 4
ELET 255 Semiconductor Manufacturing and Nanofabrication Processes 4
ELET 261 Semiconductor & Nanotechnology Overview 2
ELET 285 Semiconductor Metrology & Process Control 3
  Total Credits Required 25

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the Department Chairperson.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
FIRST TERM    
CHEM 105 Concepts in Chemistry 4
ELET 210 Digital Electronics 4
ELET 250 Vacuum & Power RF 4
ELET 261 Semiconductor & Nanotechnology Overview 2
  Term Total 14
SECOND TERM    
ELET 225 Electro-Mechanical Devices & Sys. 4
ELET 255 Semiconductor Manufacturing and Nanofabrication Processes 4
ELET 285 Semiconductor Metrology & Process Control 3
  Term Total 11