Microelectronics Technology, associate degree
The traditional Microelectronics degree has been offered since 1995 and is well recognized in the industry. Most students in the program get this degree.
You are trained to work in the many local fabs as equipment or maintenance technicians and will be able to perform preventative and corrective maintenance and repair on the complex process equipment used in the manufacture of integrated circuits and solar cells. Equipment includes:
- Diffusion furnaces
- Ion implantation
- Physical and chemical vapor deposition systems
- Planarization systems
- Plasma and wet etch systems
The foundation of the program is three terms of analog circuit analysis covering DC and AC passive devices such as resistors, capacitors and inductors, and also active devices such as diodes, transistors, and op-amps. The foundation also includes two terms of digital electronics.
Second-year classes apply those concepts to actual fab equipment such as vacuum technology, plasma technology, with a three-term sequence working into the inter-related systems of process equipment. Second-year courses are also focused on semiconductor processes and quality control methods used in the industry.
The program requires college algebra as well as statistics, three terms of algebra-based physics, two terms of chemistry, technical writing, and two terms of business communications.
|Award||Length||Financial aid eligible||Currently accepting students?|
|Associate Degree: Microelectronics Technology||2 years|
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Course listing for the 2023-2024 catalog year.
|CH 104||Allied Health Chemistry I *||5|
|or CH 151||Preparatory Chemistry|
|or CH 221||General Chemistry I|
|CH 105||Allied Health Chemistry II||5|
|or CH 222||General Chemistry II|
|COMM 130||Business & Professional Communication||4|
|or COMM 215||Communicating in Teams and Small Groups|
|MT 101||Introduction to Semiconductor Manufacturing||1|
|MT 102||Introduction to Semiconductor Devices||1|
|MT 103||Introduction to Micro and Nano Processing||1|
|MT 108||Statistics for Process Control||2|
|or STAT 243||Elementary Statistics I (MTH/STAT243=STAT243Z)|
|MT 111A||DC and AC Electronics Intro 1||4|
|MT 112A||DC and AC Electronics 1||4|
|MT 113A||Applications of Semiconductor Devices A 2||2|
|MT 113B||Applications of Semiconductor Devices B 2||2|
|MT 121A||Digital Electronics Intro||2|
|MT 122A||Digital Electronics||4|
|MT 151||Intro to Hand Tools and Mechanical Assembly||1|
|MT 173||Sensors, Power Amps and Motors||2|
|MT 180||High Tech Employment Strategies||1|
|MT 200||Semiconductor Processing||3|
|MT 222||Quality Control Methods in Manufacturing||3|
|MT 223||Vacuum Technology||3|
|MT 224||Process Equipment I §||3|
|MT 227||Process Equipment II||3|
|MT 228||Process Equipment III||4|
|MT 240||RF Plasma Systems||3|
|PHY 201||General Physics *||4|
|or PHY 211||General Physics (Calculus)|
|PHY 202||General Physics||4|
|or PHY 212||General Physics (Calculus)|
|PHY 203||General Physics||4|
|or PHY 213||General Physics (Calculus)|
|WR 121||Composition I (WR121=WR121Z) Z||4|
|WR 227||Technical Writing (WR227=WR227Z) Z||4|
|Microelectronics Program Communication Elective *,3||4|
|General Education: 2 courses|
Could be used as General Education.
Course cannot be substituted for another course.
MT 113 can be substituted for (MT 113A and MT 113B).
Take one course from the COMM Elective list not already taken.
This course is part of Oregon Common Course Numbering. The following courses are equivalent:
MTH 243, STAT 243, and STAT 243Z
WR 121 and WR 121Z
WR 227 and WR 227Z