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Short Course Schedule


AVS National Short Courses not only facilitate student/instructor interactions, but provide networking opportunities with peers. AVS National and AVS Chapter short course programs are scheduled in the Spring (April to June) and Fall (September to November).  Due to COVID-19 AVS has also implemented some AVS Online Training opportunities.

Bookmark this page and check back monthly for updated programming. Review the AVS Short Course Catalog and complete the Courses by Request form to help us determine what courses to offer in 2019. You will receive short course announcements to help you plan your training needs.

AVS Onsite Short Courses will help your company save time and money by bringing the course to your facility. We will also work with you to customize our courses to suit your company’s needs. Please review our AVS Short Course Catalog and complete the Onsite Short Course training request form to receive a proposal.

AVS Webinars can be found here!

NOTE: All online events are currently being hosted via the Zoom platform.

AVS Chapter Short Course Schedule

Please review the AVS Short Course Catalog and complete the Courses by Request form if you would like to see a particular course offered in 2021. Spring (April-June) and Fall (September-November) Short Course programs will be posted as they become available.

Times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), please check your timezone!

SCCAVS Short Course Program: Vacuum System Design (1-Day)
September 29, 2021
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Instructor(s): Tim Gessert


AVS National Short Course Schedule

Online Short Course Schedule
Platform: Zoom
Course Times: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT



September 14/16Plasma Etching and RIE: Fundamentals and Applications (1-day or 2-day)
September 15Vacuum System Leak Detection and Basic Troubleshooting
September 17Atomic Layer Deposition
September 20 Vacuum Pumps: An Introduction to their Operation and Maintenance
September 21Controlling Contamination in Vacuum Systems
September 22Sputter Deposition
September 23Analysis of Mass Spectrometer (RGA) Systems

Don't see what you are looking for then use our Courses by Request form to make a request for 2022. For a complete listing of available courses or to learn more about our instructors click: Short Course Catalog or Short Course Instructors.

Questions? Contact Heather Korff, heather@avs.org, 530-896-0477