Microelectronic Manufacturing, Bachelor of Applied Science

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Curriculum Code #9601

Effective May 2019

Division of Engineering, Business and Information Technologies

The Microelectronic Manufacturing program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to design, assembly, prototyping, and manufacturing of printed circuit boards (PCB) used in electronic assembly as well microelectronic packaging and MEMS sensors.  Includes hands-on machine operation of equipment used in high volume electronic assembly and microelectronic packaging, use of software for designing PCB layout and bills of materials, instruction in manufacturing, quality control principles and lean lite, instruction in programming of programmable logic controllers (PLC), and engineering analysis of the physical design and electronic function of PCB.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
ELCT 111 ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS I 3
ELCT 115 FABRICATION PROCESS FOR ELECTRONICS 2
MTHM 121 TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS I 1 4
MEMS 122 INTRODUCTION TO MICRO-ELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS (MEMS) 4
SDEV 101 COLLEGE 101 2 1
TECN 111 TECHNICAL PROBLEM SOLVING 3
 Hours17
Spring Semester
CADD 111 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING 3 2
CADD 216 INTRODUCTION TO 3D MODELING AND PRINTING 1
DFAB 111 INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL FABRICATION 1
ELCT 121 DIGITAL ELECTRONICS 1 4
MEMS 132 MEMS PACKAGING 1 3
MTHM 168 STATISTICS 1 3
 Hours14
Second Year
Fall Semester
CHMY 171 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 5
ELCT 233 ELECTRONIC DEVICES I 3 4
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3
MEMS 211 MICRO-FABRICATION PROCESSING 1 3
MEMS 287 WORK-BASED LEARNING I - MEMS 1,4 1
 Hours16
Spring Semester
ENGL 164 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II WITH TECHNICAL TOPICS 1 3
MEMS 221 MICRO-SYSTEM CAPSTONE PROJECT 1 3
MEMS 288 WORK-BASED LEARNING II - MEMS 1 1
Arts and Humanities Elective 3
Social Sciences Elective 3
 Hours13
Third Year
Fall Semester
AETC 111 ROBOTICS/AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING 3
ELCT 112 ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS II 3, 5 4
MEMS 311 PCB AND FLEX DESIGN 1 3
PHYC 150 GENERAL PHYSICS I 1 4
TECN 115 INDUSTRIAL BLUEPRINT READING 2
 Hours16
Spring Semester
AETC 121 PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 5 3
ELCT 221 MICROCONTROLLERS 1, 5 4
MEMS 321 PCB ASSEMBLY 1 3
MEMS 387 WORK-BASED LEARNING - MEMS 1
QLTY 122 BASIC QUALITY TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS 1 3
TECN 245 GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING AND TOLERANCING 1 2
 Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
CADD 213 INTRODUCTION TO SOLIDWORKS 1, 5 3
ELCT 234 ELECTRONIC DEVICES II 1, 5 4
MEMS 411 PCB INSPECTION & REWORK 1 3
PSYH 151
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
or INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
3
QLTY 226 SIX SIGMA BASIC TOOLS & TECHNIQUES 1 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
MEMS 421 ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY - SENIOR DESIGN 1 3
MEMS 487 WORK BASED LEARNING MEMS 1 1
QLTY 224 LEAN MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES 3 3
QLTY 241 ISO 9001 1 2
Arts and Humanities Electives 6
Social Science Elective 3
 Hours18
 Total Hours126

Arts and Humanities Electives

ARTS 243GART HISTORY I3
ARTS 244GART HISTORY II3
ARTS 245GWORLD ART3
ARTS 246HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY3
ARTS 254HISTORY OF AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE3
ENGL 251AMERICAN LITERATURE I3
ENGL 252AMERICAN LITERATURE II3
ENGL 253GINTRODUCTION TO WORLD LITERATURE3
ENGL 254GINTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC LITERATURE3
ENGL 255GINTRODUCTION TO FICTION3
ENGL 257GINTRODUCTION TO POETRY3
ENGL 259GINTRODUCTION TO DRAMA3
ENGL 261GMASTERPIECES OF BRITISH LITERATURE I3
ENGL 262GMASTERPIECES OF BRITISH LITERATURE II3
ENGL 266GAFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE3
ENGL 269GINTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE3
HUMS 151GINTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES3
HUMS 261GINTRODUCTION TO GREAT BOOKS: ANCIENT WORLD TO THE RENAISSANCE3
HUMS 262GINTRODUCTION TO GREAT BOOKS: EARLY MODERN TO THE 20TH CENTURY3
HUMS 271GINTRODUCTION TO MYTHOLOGY3
HUMS 274FILM APPRECIATION3
MUSC 262GMUSIC AS A WORLD PHENOMENON3
PHLY 165BIOETHICS3
PHLY 262GINTRODUCTION TO EASTERN PHILOSOPHY3
RELG 181GINTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGIONS3
RELG 261RELIGION IN AMERICA3
RELG 262GINTRODUCTION TO EASTERN PHILOSOPHY3
THTR 151GINTRODUCTION TO THEATER3

Social Science Electives

ECNM 151PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3
ECNM 152PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS3
HSTR 151GCIVILIZATION I3
HSTR 152GCIVILIZATION II3
HSTR 161UNITED STATES I3
HSTR 162UNITED STATES II3
HSTR 171GTHE WORLD SINCE 19003
HSTR 252GWOMEN IN WORLD HISTORY3
HSTR 267GAFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE3
PLSC 156AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT3
PSYH 151INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3
SOCY 151GINTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY3

Program Contact(s):

Johnny Vanderford
440-366-4206
jvanderford@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your advising team.

Program Requirements

  1. Eligible to apply/earn AAS MEMS

  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 (for transfer students, it has to be combined cumulative GPA of 2.5)

More program information can be found on our website.

MISSION STATEMENT: Lorain County Community College's (LCCC) degrees in MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) and microelectronics are industry tailored, hands-on college degrees and certificates focused on training students for engineering technician, PCB assembler, operator, and manufacturing engineering skills to get them jobs in the rapidly growing fields of PCB manufacturing, MEMS sensors, biomedical devices, quality management, drafting, and electronic circuits.

Program Learning Outcomes

The following are the as-listed outcomes for the AAS in MEMS.

  • Demonstrate knowledge, techniques, technical skills, and the use of tools needed in the field
  • Demonstrate a high standard of professional ethics, attitudes, and values
  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with others
  • Work productively as an individual and as a member of a problem solving team in an engineering environment

Objectives

An accreditable program will prepare graduates with technical and managerial skills necessary for entry into industry of the design, manufacturing, process optimization, inspecting, testing, and troubleshooting of PCB and related microelectronic products.  Graduates of the associate degree programs are expected to have strengths in the knowledge of equipment operations, assembly, testing, and troubleshooting of prototyping a PCB and associated microelectronic components, while baccalaureate degree graduates are expected to be prepared for careers in design, engineering process optimization, and management within the field of microelectronic manufacturing including the operation, programming, and troubleshooting of high-volume PCB manufacturing equipment, inspection, troubleshooting, repair, and technical reporting on manufactured PCB as well as quality, drafting, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and six sigma.

Program Learning Objectives

In addition to the outcomes required of the associate degree, graduates of baccalaureate degree programs must demonstrate knowledge and hands-on technical competency in:

  • An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
  • An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
  • A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context;
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  • An ability to apply the following to the solution of manufacturing problems to achieve manufacturing competitiveness: (a) materials and manufacturing processes; (b) product design process, tooling, and assembly; (c) manufacturing systems, automation, and operations; (d) statistics, quality and continuous improvement, and industrial organization and management.
  • An ability to successfully solve manufacturing problems using both technical and non-technical skills in an integrating capstone experience that illustrates student competencies.
  • An ability to pass the Surface Mount Technology Association Process Certification Exam.
  • An ability to perform in a microelectronic manufacturing or engineering environment as evidenced by an internship or co-op for a minimum number of 300 paid hours.