Bozeman, MT
Jul 13-Jul 17, 2015
Credit: 2 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $677.00
Instructor(s): Todd Kaiser

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Course Description

Solar Cell Basics is a course for science educators, to train them to teach principles of solar cells. The course is designed to help science teachers, grades 6 to 12, understand the operating principles and the fabrication processes of modern solar cells that convert light energy to electrical energy. The course has a laboratory component in which solar cells will be fabricated in the Montana Microfabrication Facility (MMF). Each student will process 4 inch silicon wafers using the various steps necessary to make solar cells.

The course prerequisites are a minimum of 2 years successful science teaching experience, enrolled in MSSE degree, or by instructor approval. Participants must hold a bachelor’s degree in science, science education or a related area. Participants should have an understanding of basic chemistry and physics principles.

Meeting Place and Times

Class: MTWRF 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Cobleigh Hall, Room 632


Todd Kaiser, PhD.


Graduate standing.

Target Audience

Restricted Entry for Science Educators.

Tuition and Fees

 Program Fee $137.00
 Computer Fee$7.00
 Distributed Learning Fee$0.00

A $30 registration fee is also charged once per semester.

The costs above assume that you are taking only MSU Extended University courses during the semester that the course is offered. If you also registered for courses through the MSU Registrar, the regular MSU fee structure may apply.

A $40 late fee will be assessed if payment is not posted to your account by 3 pm (Mountain Time) of the course start date (or the business day before if the course starts on a weekend or a holiday).

To learn more about tuition and fees, please see the University Business Services' Student Accounts Web page.

Required Books/Materials

  • Course materials will be provided by your instructor.

For More Information

contact Diana Paterson at or 406-994-5679.

How to Register

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