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BC3 Academic Catalog: 2008-2009 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nanofabrication Technology, A.A.S.

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This program provides the student with a comprehensive background in microelectronics and nanofabrication technology. The student will study electronic device and circuit behavior, basic chemistry and fabrication techniques used to create micron and submicron scale structures. Techniques covered include electron beam epitaxy, plasma etching, reactive ion etching, metallization, thick and thin film deposition and photolithography. Typical opportunities for graduates include employment as microelectronic fabrication technologists, research assistants, materials research technicians, and semiconductor fabrication technicians. Three semesters are completed at Butler County Community College, while the final semester is administered at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Materials Research Laboratory.

Minimum 71 - Credits


* Indicates course has a prerequisite or corequisite

a Calculus I and II (MATH 221, MATH 222), College Algebra (MATH 101) and Trigonometry and Functions (MATH 102), or Elementary Functions (MATH 108) and Calculus I (MATH 221) may be substituted for Technical Mathematics I and II (MATH 117, MATH 118).

Part-time students may take DC Circuits (ELEC 101) and AC circuits (ELEC 102) in place of Electrical Fundamentals (ELEC 110).

c Courses offered at Pennsylvania State University, Nanofabrication Facility, Main Campus.

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