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Academic Programs - School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies
Electrical Technology: Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS # 5310
Chairperson: Anthony Kossmann
Cogan Hall, Room 145, (518) 629-7272

The Electrical Technology: Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology program prepares students for careers in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The training provided is field oriented and generally covers the principles and practices that apply to industry applications of electricity and semiconductor manufacturing. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to work in capacity field service, test, and manufacturing, or may transfer to a baccalaureate program.

Most Electrical Technology: Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology courses take a mathematical approach, typically consisting of both theory and laboratory components. In the theory portion, students learn basic rules and principles and their applications. In the laboratory, students experimentally verify the validity of these rules and principles, while developing a proficiency in the use of electronic test equipment.

The mission of the Electrical Technology: Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Program is to provide education for employment and transfer through a competency-based curriculum, integrated with hands-on instruction that supports developments in the semiconductor industry including present and emerging fields such as semiconductor fabrication, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and nanotechnology.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
Math I & II or 2 units of equivalent academic math (70 or above in each course) Additional science, math and mechanical drawing courses recommended. 70+

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  
Course No. Title Credit Hrs.
CHEM 105 Concepts in Chemistry 4
ELET 100 Electricity I 4
ELET 101 Electricity II 4
ELET 105 Electronics I 4
ELET 115 C/C++ for Technologies 4
ELET 120 Personal Computer Hardware Essentials 3
ELET 210 Digital Electronics 4
ELET 225 Electro-Mechanical Devices & Sys. 4
ELET 250 Vacuum and Power RF 4
ELET 255 Semiconductor Manufacturing and Nanofabrication Processes 4
ELET 261 Semiconductor & Nanotechnology Overview 2
ELET 285 Semiconductor Metrology & Process Control 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
MATH 150 College Algebra with Trigonometry 4
MATH 165 Basic Calculus with Analytic Geometry 4
PHYS 135 Technical Physics I 4
  Humanities or Social Science Elect. 3
  Total Credits Required 65

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

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
FIRST TERM    
FORM 101 College Forum* 1
ELET 100 Electricity I 4
ELET 120 Personal Computer Hardware Essentials 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
MATH 150 College Algebra with Trigonometry 4
  Term Total 15
SECOND TERM    
ELET 101 Electricity II 4
ELET 105 Electronics I 4
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
MATH 165 Basic Calculus with Analytic Geometry 4
  Humanities or Soc. Science Elective 3
  Term Total 18
THIRD TERM    
ELET 210 Digital Electronics 4
ELET 261 Semiconductor & Nanotechnology Overview 2
ELET 250 Vacuum and Power RF 4
CHEM 105 Concepts in Chemistry 4
PHYS 135 Technical Physics I 4
  Term Total 18
FOURTH TERM    
ELET 115 C/C++ for Technologies 4
ELET 225 Electro-mechanical Devices & System 4
ELET 255 Semiconductor Manufacturing and Nanofabrication Processes 4
ELET 285 Semiconductor Metrology & Process Control 3
  Term Total 15

*Required of first time, full-time students.