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Microelectronics Technology: Automated Manufacturing, associate degree

Microelectronics student in the lab working with equipment

This degree option was added in 2009 in response to the high automation used in solar module assembly and the increased use of automation used by many local manufacturers. This technology involves a lot of robotics, controllers, materials delivery systems, and factory control systems.

This option removes the process related courses (including chemistry, vacuum, and plasma technology) and adds courses in programming and logic controllers.

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Associate Degree: Microelectronics Technology: Automated Manufacturing2 years

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Course listing for the 2022-2023 catalog year.

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
MT 101 Introduction to Semiconductor Manufacturing 1
MT 102 Introduction to Semiconductor Devices 1
MT 103
or MT 104
Introduction to Micro and Nano Processing
or Introduction to Solar Voltaic Processing
MT 106
or MTH 95
or MTH 98
Math for Mechatronics
or Intermediate Algebra
or Math Literacy II
MT 107
or MTH 111
Math for Microelectronics
or Precalculus I
MT 111A DC and AC Electronics Intro 1 4
WR 121 College Composition 4
Second Term
CIS 179 Data Communication Concepts I 4
CS 161A Programming and Problem Solving I 4
MT 112A DC and AC Electronics 1 4
MT 121A Digital Electronics Intro 2
WR 227 Technical and Professional Writing 1 4
Third Term
CS 161B Programming and Problem Solving II 4
MT 108
or MTH 243
Statistics for Process Control
or Statistics I
MT 113A Applications of Semiconductor Devices 2 2
MT 113B Applications of Semiconductor Devices II 2 2
MT 122A Digital Electronics 4
MT 131
or ELT 125
Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers
or Basic Programmable Logic Controllers
Fourth Term
CIS 278
or CIS 188
Data Communication Concepts II
or Introduction to Wireless Networking
COMM 130
or COMM 215
Business & Professional Communication
or Communicating in Teams and Small Groups
MT 150 Hand Tools for Assembly of Mechanical Systems 1
MT 180 High Tech Employment Strategies 1
MT 224 Process Equipment I § 3
PHY 201
or PHY 211
General Physics
or General Physics (Calculus)
Fifth Term
MT 151 Assembly of Mechanical Systems I 3
MT 163 Pneumatics 2
MT 173 Sensors, Power Amps and Motors 2
MT 227 Process Equipment II 3
Automation Elective (PLC track) 3 (2)
Microelectronics Program Communication Electives 4 4
General Education: 1 course
Sixth Term
MT 222 Quality Control Methods in Manufacturing 3
MT 228 Process Equipment III 4
Automation Elective (PLC track ONLY) 3 (2)
Automation Elective (Microcomputer track ONLY) 3 4
General Education: 1 Course
 Total Credits98

Could be used as General Education.


Course cannot be substituted for another course.


Students who have taken MT 111 and MT 112 can substitute both for MT 111A and MT 112A.


MT 113 can be substituted for (MT 113A and MT 113B).


 All students must earn 4 credits from the Automation Elective list.  Students choosing the PLC track within this list should take a 2-credit course from this track in the 5th term and a 2-credit course from this track in the 6th term. Students choosing the Microcomputer track should take a 4-credit course from this track in the 6th term.


Take one COMM course from the elective list not already taken.

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