Vacuum & Thin Film Technology

Challenge your mechanical know-how while providing an in-demand skill.

Why Choose Vacuum & Thin Film Technology?

This program will help prepare students to work as technicians in industries which rely on vacuum-based processes to create and manufacture products.

Skills Acquired

Individuals studying vacuum technology will learn skills in 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, and technical sales.

Careers in Vacuum & Thin Film Technology

Types of Jobs

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 used 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 processes supported by this technology.

Average State Pay

Annual median salary ranges from $33,821 ($16.26 per hour) to $57,886 ($27.83 per hour) in the state of Minnesota.

Description

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
  • Other industries which use thin film coating processes

Degrees & Certificates in Vacumm & Thin Film Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science in Vacuum & Thin Film Technology
  • Vacuum Maintenance Technician Certificate
  • Vacuum Technology Certificate

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