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Solar Voltaic Manufacturing Technology, Career Pathway certificate

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  • Do you want to be part of the growing renewable energy field?
  • Are you interested in a program that is based on the needs of industry and gives you the skills you need to succeed on the job?
  • Start on a career path that leads to many opportunities in Oregon’s booming semiconductor and solar manufacturing fields.

The Solar Voltaic Manufacturing Career Pathway prepares you for entry-level positions in Solar Voltaic Manufacturing, and to continue your education and complete your degree.

This short certificate is designed for those interested in the solar photovoltaic manufacturing industry who otherwise have no relevant background or education. The coursework in the program will give you the basic background to understand what the industry does and how it operates. This may assist you when applying for entry-level positions in the industry. The certificate is also a pathway to the MT AAS option in solar; all courses can be applied to that two-year degree.

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As a Career Pathway student, you can get one-on-one support to help you access resources, services, and employment. You may also be eligible for financial support to help you with the costs of college.

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Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Career Pathway Certificate: Solar Voltaic Manufacturing TechnologyLess than 1 year

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Course listing for the 2022-2023 catalog year.

CH 100Everyday Chemistry with Lab (or higher)4
MT 101Introduction to Semiconductor Manufacturing1
MT 102Introduction to Semiconductor Devices1
MT 104Introduction to Solar Voltaic Processing1
MT 111ADC and AC Electronics Intro4
MT 121ADigital Electronics Intro2
MT 150Hand Tools for Assembly of Mechanical Systems1
MT 180High Tech Employment Strategies1
Total Credits15

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