2023-2024 Course Catalog

Vacuum Technology Certificate

9 Credits

The Vacuum Technology Certificate is recommended for individuals who have either a 2-year technical degree (complete with 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 semi-conductor, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), glass and optics, LED and solar cell and thin film coatings.

Required Courses – 9 Credits

VACT 1292Introduction to Vacuum Technology

2 cr

VACT 2293Vacuum Analysis and Troubleshooting

4 cr

VACT 2297Thin Film Deposition

3 cr

Other Certificate Requirements

  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for college-level coursework (courses numbered 1000 and above) completed at Normandale.
  • Earn at least one third of the required certificate credits from Normandale.