Normandale Community College
9700 France Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN 55431

Toll-Free: (800) 481-5412
Local: (952) 358-8201

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This program is offered at the following locations:

Normandale Community College


Vacuum Technology

Normandale Community College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 12
  • Delivery: Land/Campus, Online
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases: N/A

About this Program

This program is designed for individuals currently working in the field who are pursuing careers in the Vacuum Technology and Semiconductor Processing fields. The Vacuum Technology Certificate is recommended for individuals who have either a two-year technical degree (complete with the necessary background in college algebra and chemistry) or a four-year technical or non-technical degree and the desire to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to enter the field of vacuum technology. Completion of the certificate courses prepares the two-year technical degreed student for a career as a technician in vacuum technology. Students who possess four-year degrees will be prepared to advise on and support vacuum-based processes used in industries such as semiconductor, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), glass and optics, LED and solar cell, and thin film coatings. At least one-third of the credits required for this certificate must be completed at Normandale.

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