Normandale Community College
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Bloomington, MN 55431

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Vacuum and Thin Film Technology

Normandale Community College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Land/Campus
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases: N/A

About this Program

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.