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Microelectronics Technology

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MT 70   Vacuum Technology Practice
Credits: .50
Description: Customizable survey course in the theory and practice of vacuum as used in semiconductor manufacturing. Includes vacuum principles, vacuum pumps, gauges and components, and leak detection. Audit available.
MT 80   Safety and Cleanroom Protocol
Credits: 2.00
Description: Covers safety consideration for working in a semiconductor industry cleanroom. Introduces safety programs in the industry. Overviews available hazard information and how to obtain it. Covers personal safety and related equipment. Audit available.
MT 90   Basic Electronics
Credits: 3.00
Description: Includes Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Voltage and Current Law in series and parallel circuits, and troubleshooting problems of basic electric circuits. Labs include basic measurement and troubleshooting techniques, use of electronic test equipment and proper documentation procedures. Prerequisite/Concurrent registration: MTH 60; WR 115. Audit available.
MT 100   Introduction to Microelectronics and Nano Technology
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces the methods used to manufacture Micro and Nano technologies. Traces semiconductor processing from raw material to a finished integrated circuit using planar technology. Introduces the processes and equipment used to create devices on the micro and nano scale. Emerging applications of MEMS and Nanotechnology are discussed. Prerequisite: MTH 65. Audit available.
MT 101   Introduction to Semiconductor Manufacturing
Credits: 1.00
Description: Presents an overview of careers in Microelectronics Technology. Also presents a succinct history of the semiconductor manufacturing processing and fundamental clean room protocol. Students will learn about the importance of quality and contamination control emphasis in the industry. Audit available.
MT 102   Introduction to Semiconductor Devices
Credits: 1.00
Description: Examines commonly made semiconductor devices, including diodes, solar voltaic cells, and MOSFET transistors. Includes electronic materials fundamentals of electricity, conductivity and semiconductivity. Audit available.
MT 103   Introduction to Micro and Nano Processing
Credits: 1.00
Description: Introduces the methods used to manufacture Micro and Nano technologies. Traces semiconductor processing from raw material to a finished integrated circuit using planar technology. Introduces the processes and equipment used to create devices on the micro and nano scale. Emerging applications of MEMS and Nanotechnology are discussed. Audit available.
MT 104   Introduction to Solar Voltaic Processing
Credits: 1.00
Description: Introduces the methods used to manufacture silicon solar cells. Traces cell processing from raw material to a finished product using planar technology. Introduces the processes and equipment used to create pure single crystal silicon wafers and the processes used to form the solar devices on top of these substrates. Audit available.
MT 108   Statistics for Process Control
Credits: 2.00
Description: Covers Statistical Process Control (SPC), including plotting and interpreting charts and dealing with disposition situations. Develops understanding of what is meant by common statistical quantities such as mean, median, mode, standard deviation, skew, and also understanding of how common distributions represent real populations. Integrates practice performing computer calculation of these structures and their application to SPC. Prerequisite: MTH60, WR115. Audit available.
MT 109   Intro to Electronics and Instrumentation
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers techniques of analysis and troubleshooting of basic electronic circuits that may include sensors and actuators. Labs include measurement and testing techniques, and documentation procedures. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH 60 and WR 115 or higher. Audit available.
MT 111   Electronic Circuits & Devices I
Credits: 4.00
Description: Includes Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Voltage and Current Law, Superposition, Thevenin's Theorem, and R-C circuits. Labs include basic measurement techniques, use of electronic test equipment and proper documentation procedures. Prerequisites: WR 115 and placement into or completion of MTH 95. Audit available.
MT 112   Electronic Circuits & Devices II
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers AC circuits. Includes both single frequency and frequency response analysis of circuits containing resistance, capacitance, and inductance. Both trigonometry and phasors will be covered. Labs include circuit construction, computer simulation and testing. Prerequisites: MT 111; MTH 95. Audit available.
MT 113   Electronic Circuits & Devices III
Credits: 4.00
Description: Overviews discrete semiconductor devices - diodes, BJTs, and FETs - and operational amplifiers. DC models as well as frequency response, bandwidth/rise time relationships, and performance criteria are emphasized. Labs emphasize circuit construction and include simulation of amplifier circuits. Prerequisite: MT 112. Audit available.
MT 121   Digital Systems I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers combinational logic devices and circuits. Includes basic operation of logic gates, Boolean algebra, and MSI logic devices. Labs emphasize prototyping and testing of combinational logic circuits. Prerequisites: WR 115; MTH 65. Audit available.
MT 122   Digital Systems II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers sequential logic devices and circuits. Includes the operation of latches and flip-flops, ripple and synchronous counters, shift registers, memories, and a simple microprocessor system. Labs emphasize prototyping and testing of sequential logic circuits. Prerequisite: MT 121. Audit available.
MT 131   Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces Programmable Logic Controller programming. Includes PLC components, architecture, execution cycle, data file type and management, variable monitoring, and basic programming instructions. Recommends MT121, MT122 or equivalent. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH 111 and WR 121.
MT 180   High Tech Employment Strategies
Credits: 1.00
Description: Covers strategies for: researching, preparing for, and acquiring a job in the MT associated industries of solar, microelectronics and automated manufacturing. Prerequisite/concurrent: MT 101, 102, 103 or 104.
MT 200   Semiconductor Processing
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores aspects of semiconductor processing. Covers semiconductor device design (photo-voltaic cells, diodes, bipolar and MOSFET transistors) and the following manufacturing processes: oxidation, lithography, etch, doping, deposition, planarization, and test/sort. Prerequisites: MT 102, MT 103 or MT 104, MT 240, COMM 130 or COMM 215, or instructor permission. Audit available.
MT 222   Quality Control Methods in Manufacturing
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores quality control methods used in semiconductor manufacturing, including statistical process control (SPC), control charts, performance representation and capability measurements. Emphasizes computer manipulation of actual data for analysis and design of quality. Prerequisites: MTH 243 or MT 108, and WR 227. Audit available.
MT 223   Vacuum Technology
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers the theory and practice of vacuum as used in semiconductor manufacturing. Topics include vacuum principles, vacuum systems and their components such as pumps, gauges and valves, and finally vacuum trouble- shooting. Prerequisites: MT 101, MT 102, (MT 103 or MT 104), CH 100 or higher, WR 121, or instructor permission. Audit available.
MT 224   Process Equipment I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Part 1 of our series on semiconductor manufacturing equipment. Covers components commonly used in industrial equipment, such as controllers, controlling software, signal conditioner, sensors, switches, DC and stepper motors and their driver circuits. Also examines how these components can be used together to achieve automatic control in industrial equipment. Prerequisites: (MT 103 or MT 104), MT 113, MT 122, or instructor permission. Audit available.
MT 227   Process Equipment II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers subsystems of a semiconductor processing system. Includes pneumatics and robotic systems. Focuses on analysis, maintenance and troubleshooting. Prerequisite: MT 223 or CS 162, and MT 224. Audit available.
MT 228   Process Equipment III
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers a semiconductor processing system. Includes power, vacuum, gas, delivery, robotic and control systems. Focuses on maintenance and troubleshooting. Prerequisites: MT 227, 223, 240. Audit available.
MT 240   RF Plasma Systems
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers the theory and practice of RF (Radio Frequency) plasma systems as used in semiconductor manufacturing processes such as etching, chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and sputter deposition. Includes plasma physics, RF power system components, power matching and match circuits, and applications in semiconductor manufacturing. Prerequisite: MT 223, MT 224, CH 100 or higher, WR 227, or instructor permission. Audit available.