Vacuum and Thin Film Technology (AAS)

The Vacuum and Thin Film Technology program prepares a student to work as a technician in industries which rely on vacuum-based processes to create and manufacture products. Employment opportunities span a variety of industries such as semiconductor, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), glass, optics, light-emitting diodes (LEDS), solar cells, vacuum-based equipment and other industries which use thin film coating processes. The duties of a technician include building, validating, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting vacuum-based equipment as well as providing advice on the use of this equipment and the processes supported by this technology. Positions may include responsibilities associated with research and design, operations, quality control, technical writing, or technical sales.

General Education Requirements: (26-27 cr)

Complete a minimum of 15 credits from three MnTC goal areas.

CHEM 1020

Survey of Chemistry 1 (4)

or CHEM 1061

Principles of Chemistry 1 (5)

COMM 1100

Introduction to Human Communication (3)

or COMM 1101

Fundamentals-Public Speaking (3)

or COMM 1111

Interpersonal Communication (3)

or COMM 1121

Small Group Communication (3)

ENGC 1101

Freshman Composition (4)

ENGC 1102

Technical Writing (3)

MATH 1100

College Algebra - Probability (4)

or MATH 1400

Survey of Calculus (4)

MATH 1080

Introduction to Statistics (4)

PHYS 1110

College Physics 1 (4)

Specialized Career Program Requirements: (22 cr)

ENGT 1153

AC/DC Circuits (4)

ENGT 1184

Fluid Mechanics (3)

ENGT 1290

Measurement and Process Control (2)

ENGT 2188

Electronics and Automation (4)

VACT 1292

Introduction to Vacuum Technology (2)

VACT 2293

Vacuum Analysis & Troubleshooting (4)

VACT 2297

Thin Films Deposition (3)

Complete Additional Courses to total 30 Career Program Credits: (8 cr)

COMT 1107

Introduction to Computer Technology (4)

or CSCI 1101

Introduction to Computing and Problem Solving (4)

ENGT 1180

Manufacturing Processes (2)

ENGT 1511**

Introduction to Engineering Technology (3)

ENGT 1512

Principles of Engineering (3)

ENGT 1513

Digital Electronics Technology (3)

ENGT 1514

Computer Integrated Manufacturing(3)

VACT 2294

Semiconductor Processing (4)

Select one of the following courses to reach 60 credits: (3-4 cr)

ACCT 2251

Financial Accounting (4)

ART 1123

Sculpture 1 (3)

ART 1124

Ceramics 1 (3)

ART 1125

Glass Fusing 1 (3)

COMT 1107*

Introduction to Computer Technology (4)

CSCI 1101*

Introduction to Computing and Problem Solving (4)

ECON 2201

Principles of Microeconomics (3)

ECON 2202

Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

ENGT 1511(*) **

Introduction to Engineering Technology (3)

ENGT 1512*

Principles of Engineering (3)

ENGT 1513*

Digital Electronics Technology (3)

ENGT 1514*

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (3)

PHYS 1111

College Physics 2 (4)

THTR 1140

Stagecraft (3)

*If not previously applied to satisfy Career Course Option credit requirements

**Satisfies University of Minnesota Technology and Society Theme goal.