NVCC 2002-2003 Catalog
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Semiconductor Laboratory Processes Specialization MA  

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed for persons who are interested in a professional or scientific program and who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program with a major in science or engineering, leading to a career as a laboratory process technician in semiconductor and other high-tech fabrication/research facilities.

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory completion of the following high school units as a minimum: 4 units of English, 4 units of college preparatory mathematics, 2-3 units of laboratory sciences, 3 units of social sciences.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester
   CHM111College Chemistry I4  
   ENG111College Composition I3  
MTH271Applied Calculus I3  
   PHY201General College Physics I4  
   STD106Preparation for Employment1  

   CHM112College Chemistry II 4
   HISElective 3
MTH272Applied Calculus II 3
   PHY170Introduction to Microelectronics Processes 3
   PHY202General College Physics II 4

Total Credits/Semester1517

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester
   CHM255Instrumental Analysis3  
   ENG112College Composition II3  
   MTH177Introductory Linear Algebra2  
   PHY270Physical Processes-Microelectronics4  
___Social Science Elective3  

   CHM270Chemical Processes-Microelectronics 4
___Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
   MTH249Statistical Quality Control 1
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 2
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communications 3
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1516

Total credits for the A.S. Degree in Science with a Specialization in Semiconductor Laboratory Processes = 63.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

1 Students transferring to the Materials Science and Engineering Program at VPI&SU must take MTH 173-174.

2 The social science elective may be selected from one of the following disciplines: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology). Base selection on requirements of transfer institution.

3 The Humanities/Fine Arts elective may be selected from art (ART), humanities (HUM), music (MUS), philosophy (PHI), religion (REL), sign communication (SCM), speech and drama (SPD 100, 110, 115, 126, or 229), foreign languages, or 200-level literature (ENG) courses. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.

4 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

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