Nanofabrication Technology, A.A.S.
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 (see NOTE at bottom of planner). This is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) program.
The student/graduate will be able to:
- Analyze Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC) circuits using various circuit simplification and analysis techniques.
- Apply theoretical principles to physically design electric circuits to solve technical problems.
- Identify common electronic components, devices, and symbols.
- Perform basic nanofabrication processes.
- Perform patterning for nanofabrication processes.
By utilizing biology, chemistry and engineering principles, learn to create extremely small electronic and mechanical devices.View the required courses and curriculum semester-by-semester for Nanofabrication Technology, A.A.S.