Richland College - Degree Plans - Semiconductor Manufacturing - Operator Certificate

2014 - 2015 Catalog
Program: Semiconductor Manufacturing
Degree Plan: Operator Certificate

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(Level I Certificate)

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  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.


Richland College has partnered with Collin County Community College and industry to develop this certificate program for students who are interested in working for companies who use the latest equipment and the latest technological developments in the field of semiconductors. This program has been designed to provide the student with the skills to operate equipment used in the semiconductor manufacturing process.



ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra OR 4
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra (3)
HYDR 1445 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 4
CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
SMFT 1343 Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology I 3


PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry OR 3
TECM 1317 Technical Trigonometry (3)
PHYS 1401 College Physics I OR 4
PHYS 1407 Elementary Physics II (4)
CETT 1405 AC Circuits 4


CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I 4
ENTC 1380 Cooperative Education - Engineering Technology General OR 3
QCTC 1243 Quality Assurance (2)
Minimum Hours Required 37-39

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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