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Microelectronics Systems Technology Associate Degree

AAS Associate of Applied Science Degree
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From tiny circuits to big opportunities: Microelectronics systems technology 

Are you fascinated by the intricate world of microelectronics? Do you dream of a career working with cutting-edge technologies that power our modern world? If so, Clackamas Community College's Microelectronics Systems Technology Degree is the perfect place to start your journey. 

In Clackamas Community College's microelectronics systems technology program, you will gain the knowledge and skills to pursue a rewarding career in the microelectronics and semiconductor industries. Through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on labs, you will delve into the fascinating world of microelectronics, learning about:

  • Semiconductors and integrated circuits
  • Circuit design and microfabrication
  • Transistors and other core components
  • Wafer manufacturing
  • Microelectronic assembly
  • Equipment maintenance

Launch your future in microelectronics at Clackamas Community College! Contact us today to learn more about this program.

For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

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Job Outlook

Join the electrifying microelectronics job market

Oregon's "Silicon Forest" is booming, and leading semiconductor and tech companies are seeking skilled technicians. This program prepares you to be at the forefront of these industries, giving you a competitive edge in a rapidly growing job market.

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For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Gain the skills to succeed in the microelectronics and semiconductor industries 

This program equips you not just with knowledge, but with the ability to apply it and solve real-world problems in electronics: 

  • Learn the language of electronicsCommunicate clearly about electronic systems using spoken word, written reports and diagrams. 
  • Become a troubleshooting pro: Diagnose and fix problems in electrical and electronic systems. 
  • Harness the power of test equipment: Use specialized tools like multimeters to effectively test and maintain electronic components and equipment. 
  • Work safely and smartlyDevelop safe work practices for handling electricity and electronic equipment. 
  • Demystify semiconductors: Gain a solid understanding of the fundamental materials and processes behind semiconductor manufacturing. 
  • Become a builder: Assemble, disassemble, adjust and verify the performance of electronic equipment. This hands-on experience will solidify your understanding of how these systems work. 
  • Understand electronic componentsTest and identify common electronic components like resistors, capacitors, diodes, transistors, amplifiers and digital logic gates. Learn how each component contributes to the overall functionality of a circuit. 
  • Test equipmentOperate a variety of tools including oscilloscopes, multimeters, signal generators and power supplies. These tools are essential for troubleshooting, analysis and verifying electronic circuits. 
For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

Get help paying for college

Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


Transfer Option

Transfer seamlessly to a four-year degree at Oregon Institute of Technology 

Are you planning to transfer to a four-year college? Oregon Institute of Technology’s Electronics Engineering Technology Degree accepts transfer credits from microelectronics courses offered by CCC's Industrial Technology Department. 

Learn more about transfer options 

Meet with an advisor to discuss the most recent transfer information and create a personalized plan for your academic journey. For information, contact the Industrial Technology Department at 503-594-3318. 

Earn a certificate on the way to your degree

Many degree programs at CCC offer opportunities to earn professional certificates along the way. These certificates can give your resume a boost and qualify you for jobs, even before you graduate. Every step you take gets you closer to your dreams. Even if you decide to change direction later, you will have a solid foundation to build on to keep moving forward.

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