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Semiconductor Technology Certificate

HEGIS # 5310
Chairperson: Anthony Kossmann
Amstuz Hall, Room 109, (518) 629-7272

The 25-credit Semiconductor Technology certificate program offered by the School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies at Hudson Valley Community College provides the specialized knowledge of semiconductors and nanotechnology that Hudson Valley Electrical Engineering Technology (ELT) graduates and other candidates need to compete for entry-level employment in the semiconductor manufacturing industry.

Students receive highly specialized training in semiconductor and nanotechnology, digital electronics, electro-mechanical devices, semiconductor manufacturing and the nanofabrication processes. The curriculum consists of seven courses to be completed in two semesters.

Most of the courses are taught at Hudson Valley’s TEC-SMART (Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies) facility located in Malta. Some courses are held at the main campus in Troy.

In the heart of New York State’s Tech Valley, the Capital Region is emerging as a global leader due to the confluence of major research universities, such as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University at Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, as well as the growth of high-tech industries, including GlobalFoundries, Sematech and IBM. This program furthers Hudson Valley’s goal of providing the semiconductor and nanotechnology industries with a qualified workforce that demonstrates ethical responsibility as individuals and as members of a multidisciplinary team. Students graduate with the skills needed to continuously improve and engage in lifelong learning, and to adapt to a technologically advancing society.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
PHYS 135 Technical Physics I , MATH 150 College Algebra with Trigonometry , MATH 165 Basic Calculus with Analytic Geometry  (Formerly MATH 151), ELET 100 Electricity I , ELET 101 Electricity II , ELET 105 Electronics I  & ELET 215 Operational Amplifiers   Fall and Spring Applicants to this program must have completed the required courses or equivalent or by permission of department chair. N/A

Total Credits Required: 25

Total Credits Required: 25

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study