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Scientific Glass Technology

Associate in Applied Science

 

The only program of its kind in the nation, Scientific Glass Technology combines classroom study and hands-on laboratory techniques, technical drawing and advanced fabrication. Students develop a solid understanding of scientific glassblowing so they are able to fabricate apparatus according to technical specifications.

Scientific glassblowers create glass apparatus for scientific research in laboratories, universities, and industry; they play a vital role in diverse avenues of inquiry. Some of the fields and industries served by this unique skill include:

  • aero space
  • biological research
  • chemical and mechanical engineering
  • earth science
  • electro-optical systems
  • food science
  • medical and pharmaceutical
  • physics
  • semi-conductor

Graduates of Salem Community College have earned positions at a variety of employers including Proctor and Gamble, 3M, GE Global Research, Chemglass Life Sciences, Pope Scientific, Cannon Instruments, Meggitt PLC, Phillips Healthcare, L-3 Communications, the University of Notre Dame, Syracuse University, Cal Tech Institute, Temple University, the University of Botswana, the Australian National University, the Savannah River Nuclear Site, the National Institute of Health, Argonne National Laboratory…among numerous others.

Upon successfully completing this program, students should be able to:

  • utilize and improve skills to fabricate more intricately designed glass apparatus;
  • fabricate functional apparatus according to research and industrial technical specifications;
  • demonstrate the ability to produce, read and understand glass shop drawings; and
  • demonstrate knowledge of function of individual glass apparatus as well as chemical systems

 

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See some examples of student glass work

Glass Student Gallery

YOUR DEGREE COST AND COURSES

First Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits Fee Tuition Total
CSC115 Computer Applications 3 $0.00 $570.00 $570.00
ENG101 English Composition I 3 $0.00 $570.00 $570.00
SGT113 Introduction to Scientific Glass 6 $500.00 $1140.00 $1640.00
HUM-ELEC Humanities Elective 3 $0.00 $570.00 $570.00
Subtotal: $3,350.00*

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

 

Second Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits Fee Tuition Total
ENG122 Business and Occupational Writing 3 $0.00 $570.00 $570.00
SGT114 Basic Apparatus Fabrication 6 $500.00 $1140.00 $1640.00
SGT115 Technical Drawing and CAD for Glassblowers 3 $99.00 $570.00 $669.00
SOC-ELEC Humanities Elective 3 $0.00 $570.00 $570.00
Subtotal: $3,449.00*

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

 

Third Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits Fee Tuition Total
BUS102 Introduction to Business 3 $0.00 $570.00 $570.00
CHM130 Basic and Organic Chemistry 3 $99.00 $570.00 $669.00
SGT210 Advanced Fabrication I 6 $550.00 $1140.00 $1690.00
OPE-ELEC Open Elective 3 $0.00 $760.00 $760.00
Subtotal: $3,689.00*

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

 

Fourth Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits Fee Tuition Total
CHM108 Organic Chemistry for Glassblowers 4 $132.00 $760.00 $892.00
FNA120 Cold Glass Assemblage and Surface Treatment 3 $350.00 $570.00 $920.00
SGT211 Advanced Fabrication II 6 $550.00 $1140.00 $1690.00
MAT-ELEC-3CR 3 Credit Math Elective 3 $0.00 $570.00 $570.00
Subtotal: $4,072.00*

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

 

Total Program Cost: $14,560.00*

* - Tuition is based on the current in-county rate.

** - Elective tuition and fees may vary depending upon actual course selection.