Manufacturing Technology: Semiconductor Maintenance Certificate
NC State's Semiconductor Maintenance Certificate program allows students to complete a series of coordinated courses to position themselves to obtain entry level employment in manufacturing.
Students Graduating on TimeN/A*Title IV students complete the program within 1 year*Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to protect the confidentiality of the students.
Program Costs*CostDescriptionCost: $2,195Description: for in-state tuition and fees: No: NoCost: $4,390Description: for out-of-state tuition and fees: No: NoCost: $1,125Description: for books and supplies: No: No
The typical graduate leaves withN/A*in debt*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
The typical monthly loan paymentN/A*per month in student loansN/A*interest rate*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
Graduates who got jobsN/A%*of program graduates who got jobs according to the accreditor job placement rate*We are not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.
Program graduates are employed in the following fields:
The following do not have licensure requirements for this profession:
OhioDate Created 12/17/2018 These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education
ENGL 0040 - Integrated Reading and Writing
This is a course designed to build thinking skills through reading and writing. It emphasizes that reading assists writing and writing assists reading in repetitive ways. Reading and writing are similar in that both are acts of composing. This is done through planning, drafting, aligning, revising, and monitoring. Close reading teaches students the focus and depth of analysis required by college-level reading. Attentive and close reading of sources as well as critical editing provide a focus on the language of the text. The course helps students to gain access to information and to use this information variously to lead articulate lives and to identify, think through, refine, and solve problems. Classroom instruction integrates writing and reading activities with an emphasis on essays, reading strategies, research, critical thinking, analysis, and metacognition.
FYEX 0070 - College and Career Success
The goal of FYEX 0070 is to increase the student's ability to stay on course in college by examining soft skills necessary for success in life and assisting the student in obtaining the personal success strategies and practical skills necessary to reach his/her educational and life objectives. Topics in the course include personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, college expectations, time utilization, test-taking, communication skills, study techniques, listening skills, library use, and use of College resources. This course is required for all first-time college students.
MATH 0065 - Algebra for Applied Geometry & Trigonometry
This course is designed to enhance students' algebraic methods and procedures that will be used in Applied Geometry and Trigonometry. The topics will include demonstrations in using the calculator, scientific notation, order of operations, polynomials, inequalities, exponents, radicals, solving equations, graphing, factoring, and rational expressions.
MATH 0075 - Foundations of Mathematical Reasoning
Foundations of Mathematical Reasoning is a quantitative literacy course designed to provide students with the skills and conceptual understanding to succeed in a college-level statistics course. Foundations of Mathematical Reasoning is organized around big mathematical and statistical ideas. The course will help students develop conceptual understanding and acquire multiple strategies for solving problems. The course will prepare students for success in future courses and will help them develop skills for the workplace and as productive citizens.
MATH 0084 - Introductory and Intermediate Algebra
The course consists of a brief review of arithmetic concepts, signed numbers, fractions and decimals. It also includes linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, coordinate graphing, systems of linear equations, simplification of radicals, functions (including linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic), exponents and complex numbers.
STAT 0086 - Algebra for Probability & Statistics
This course is designed to teach students the algebraic methods and procedures that will be needed in a probability and statistics course. The topics will include demonstrations in using the calculator, scientific notation, order of operations, converting decimals to percents, inequalities, and exponents, radicals, solving equations, graphing lines using slope and y-intercept, solving equations using the quadratic formula, sequences and variation.
MFGT 1020 - Introduction to Manufacturing
In this course, students will be introduced to print reading and part visualization from drawings, including sketching multi-view drawings and three-dimensional models, location of key features and dimensioning specifications. Students introduced to beginning concepts in geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Instruction in using precision measurement tools including, but not limited to scales, calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, coordinate measurement machines. Students will incorporate the use of computer interfaces in metrology and basic statistical process control and topics in lean manufacturing.
EMMT 1010 - Industrial Electricity
In this course the student will learn to apply the basic concepts of electricity and its use in industry. The student will study DC and AC sources and how circuit components react when under power. Topics will include Ohm's law, Kirchoff's Laws, circuit analysis, electrical measurements, current, voltage, resistance, power, power factor, inductors, capacitors and transformers.
EMMT 1020 - Mechanical Systems
Fundamentals of mechanical systems includes: introduction to mechanical fasteners, measuring instruments, motors, power transmissions systems. Other topics include: introduction to mechanical fasteners, sensors, and applications of sensors, and piping and piping installation. The laboratory experience consists of hands-on experiments designed to reinforce concepts presented. Contains demonstrations, lab projects and simulations.
EMMT 1050 - Fundamentals of Fluid Power Systems
An introductory course in fluid power fundamentals, providing a study of system components including pumps, cylinders, valves, and various fluid circuits. Included is an introduction to hydraulic and pneumatic circuit analysis including symbols. Laboratory experience with components is also provided.
MFGT 1025 - Semiconductor 101
In this course, a student will explore career opportunities within the semiconductor industry and learn how people effectively work in a cleanroom environment and adhere to chemical safety best practices. Students will be introduced to how semiconductor wafers are manufactured and processed to become an integrated circuit used in a variety of industries. Students will demonstrate problem-solving, critical thinking and communication skills while learning how the microelectronic manufacturing environment focuses on punctual delivery of products and tasks, according to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)/checklist.
MATH 1070 - Applied Geometry & Trigonometry
This course is a study of basic algebra, basic geometry, and an introduction to trigonometry. The class will review signed numbers and their operations, exponents, scientific notations, logarithms and systems of measurements. This class will also cover algebraic expressions and solving equations with one variable using shop problems and shop formulas and also will use shop problems for statements of comparison and mixture proportions. The basic geometry will cover points, planes, lines, polygons, triangles, circles and the application of these concepts. We will use key definitions in trigonometry to solve sides and angles of a triangle.
EMMT 2120 - DC/AC Drives
This course covers an overview of DC and AC motors used in motion control and electronic devices and circuits used in DC and AC drives. Fixed output and phased controlled DC supplies needed for DC motor speed control and pulse width modulated (PWM) and variable frequency drive (VFD) inverters that provide AC motor speed control are also covered.
EMMT 2150 - Motor Controls
A study of the methods and devices used to control and protect DC and AC motors on industrial machinery. The student will understand, develop, interpret, and troubleshoot ladder diagram circuits. The student will gain experience of DC Series, Shunt and Compound motors, single-phase motors, 3- motors, Stepper motors, Servos, and universal motors. The student will learn about OSHA safety regulations regarding Lockout/Tagout procedures and safe shut down procedures. The student will also wire control circuits that utilize soft-start techniques and dynamic braking techniques.
EMMT 1100 - Power Distribution
This course covers plant single-phase and three-phase power distribution networks from the service substation, through the branch circuits to the loads. Topics include fault interruption, overcurrent devices, overvoltage protection, conduit types, conduit bending and pipefitting.
EMMT 1540 - Ladder Diagrams
A study of the practical knowledge required to maintain and troubleshoot industrial control equipment properly by locating and properly identifying the nature and magnitude of a fault or error. This involves the understanding of electrical components, their symbols, and their relationships. Emphasis is placed on reading and understanding elementary ladder logic circuit diagrams based upon electrical standards, and above all else, promoting safety.
EMMT 2100 - Advanced Fluid Power Systems
Essentials of hydraulics includes: hydraulic power, basic circuits, symbols and principles of pressure and flow, electro-fluid power, hydraulic troubleshooting, piping and piping installation. The laboratory experience consists of hands-on experiments designed to reinforce concepts presented. Contains demonstrations, lab projects and simulations.
MFGT 1110 - Manufacturing Processes
This course offers an introduction to manufacturing methods and basic machine tool operation. Students will be provided the background needed to read and interpret technical drawings and proper use of a variety of inspection and measuring tools. Students will also develop and use shop documents such as job plans and blueprints. Lab activities include Soldering, Electroplating, CNC Engraving, Mold making, Polymer Resin and Sheet Metal fabrication. Diligent attention is given to safety in the modern manufacturing environment. OET010 Manufacturing Process.
MFGT 1700 - Vacuum Systems
In this course, students will be introduced to the operational mechanisms and process use of vacuum pumps used in the semiconductor industry. Students will explain the operational methodology and process use of equipment that require vacuum pumps used in the semiconductor industry. Students will demonstrate problem-solving, critical thinking and communication skills while learning how to perform maintenance on a vacuum system.