Course Description

Our hand-on trainings are designed for professionals or new entrants wanting to upskill their this semiconductor expertise in a cleanroom environment. Students will learn the practical protocols and procedures you need for safe and successful participation in a cleanroom.

This course serves as first step towards the Cleanroom Technician training.

Individual enrollments: self-enroll on this page
Group enrollments: please contact us at help@professional.ucsb.edu


Course Outline

Once enrolled, please complete:

Topic Duration (hours) 
Industry Introduction (what/who/jobs) 1
Lab Safety 1
Cleanroom & Gowning & PPE 0.5
Semiconductor Basics: Substrates, Photolithography, Etch, Deposition 1.5
CLEANROOM: Gowning, Art Wafer Resist Spin, Filmetrics, Dektak 4
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) / Statistical Process Control / Quality Systems 1
Metrology / Gage R&R 1
Wafer Handling / Passdown/Automated Travelers / Recording+Reporting Observations 1
CLEANROOM: Etch Art Wafers, Microscope, Handling 4
Summary 0.5
Evaluation 0.5
Total 16

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have been introduced to:

- What a career in the semiconductor industry entails
- Further study in the Cleanroom Technician course
- Semiconductor processes: Photolithography, Deposition, Etch and Metrology
- Gowning Protocol
- Wafer Handling; Use of Microscope; ESD; Metrology
- Statistical Process Control

Not offered this quarter. Classes are offered according to the schedule on the respective Certificate or Program Page. Please click on the Request Information below to be promptly notified when enrollment opens.