Micro-Nano Fabrication Safety Credential

microcredentials Micro-Nano Fabrication Safety

The Micro-Nano Fabrication Safety Credential provides students with the fundamental knowledge required to work safely and effectively in the semiconductor cleanroom environment as well as other high-tech scientific facilities.

Tompkins County and the surrounding Upstate NY area are rich in high-tech companies seeking talented employees, and the the number of jobs in this field will increase dramatically in the future. Through a partnership with the Cornell NanoScale Facility (CNF) on the Cornell University campus in nearby Ithaca’s, students in the credential program will use the CNF specialized labs for their coursework, earning valuable experience as they prepare for careers in the semiconductor and micro-nano fabrication sector.


Thank you to the Cornell NanoScale Facility, Odyssey Semiconductor, Inc., and Calient Technologies, Inc. for helping create this microcredential. Our industry and community partners are vital to the success of our microcredential programs and many are leading employers of our graduates.


The Micro-Nano Fabrication Safety Credential at Tompkins Cortland requires completion of four courses.
Printable version of credential checklist

CHEM 101  Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits) or CHEM 107  General Chemistry I (4 credits)
ELEC 128  Fundamentals of Electricity (4 credits)
MNT 100  Cleanroom Orientation and Safety (1 credit)
MNT 101  Technology and Characterization at the Nanoscale (1 credit)


There are many resources available to assist you in paying for your microcredential. The College has received a generous grant through the Tompkins Community Recovery Fund to provide funding for Tompkins County residents to earn microcredentials. Our partners at Tompkins Workforce NY Career Center and Cortland Works Career Center have grant opportunities available to financially assist residents in earning a microcredential. Several businesses in our community sponsor their employees. Financial aid is available to students that pursue the credential while matriculated in a degree program. These four courses can be applied towards the Applied Science and Technology A.A.S. degree.