Birck Nanotechnology Training

BNC 105 - Birck Orientation
BNC 150 - Fume Hood Safety Training *
BNC 200 - Cleanroom Process Review
BNC 202 - Solvent Cleaning
BNC 206 - Cleanroom Training ‡
REM Biological Safety Review and Blood Borne Pathogens 

* Prerequisites: BNC 105
Prerequisite: BNC 105, BNC 150
‡ Prerequisites: BNC 105, BNC 150, BNC 200, BNC 202

Training and Passport

Use of the Birck Nanotechnology Center facilities requires training specific to the level of use. Most training courses take the form of "badges" in the Purdue developed Passport, a micro-credentialing system to demonstrate competencies and achievements. For detailed information on the implementation and a step by step guide to earning badges, please refer to the Getting Started at Birck guide on the BNCWiki.

To get started with BNC training, navigate to the BNC Passport Group, login to Passport with a valid Purdue Career Account login ID and BoilerKey password, and click the “Join Group” button. Once the BNC Passport Group has been joined, the badges below may be earned.

Email jcwirth@purdue.edu with any questions about accessing BNC trainings.

BNC 105 - Birck Orientation

Intended Audience: Birck desk occupants and laboratory users

Prerequisites: 

  1. User signs up for iLabs access. It can be found at: https://purdue.ilabsolutions.com

Passport Badge: BNC 105 - Birck Orientation

Course Description:
A course for all facility ocupants or users who work in the BNC laboratories. Facility policies and procedures, safety information and the Right-To-Know program are covered.

BNC 150 - Fume Hood Safety Training

Intended Audience: Birck laboratory users

Prerequisites:

  1. BNC 105 - Birck Orientation

Passport Badge: BNC 150 - Fume Hood Safety Training

Course Description:
Safety policies and procedures for BNC laboratories and for using chemicals in fume hoods. This is required before working in any BNC laboratory, including dry, solvent, acid, or biological laboritories, or the cleanroom or bio-cleanroom.

BNC 200 - Cleanroom Process Review

Intended Audience: Birck Cleanroom Users 
(Note: ECE 557 students and cleanroom spectators do not need BNC 2XX level courses)

Prerequisites

  1. BNC 105 - Birck Orientation
  2. BNC 150 - Fume Hood Safety Training

Passport Badge: BNC 200 - Cleanroom Process Review

Course Description:
A process questionnaire and discussion for new BNC cleanroom users about their intended work. In the meeting, the new cleanroom user will describe to the engineering staff their anticipated process requirements in detail. The engineering staff will recommend processes and process tools that will facilitiate the fabrication flow.

BNC 202 - Solvent Cleaning

Intended Audience: Birck Cleanroom Users 
(Note: ECE 557 students and cleanroom spectators do not need BNC 2XX level courses)

Passport Badge: BNC 202 - Solvent Cleaning

Course Description:
A training module to relay information regarding proper solvent cleaning of items typically used within the Birck Nanotechnology Cleanroom.
 

BNC 206 - Cleanroom Training

Intended Audience: Birck Cleanroom Users
(Note: ECE 557 students and cleanroom spectators do not need BNC 2XX level courses)

Prerequisites:

  1. BNC 105 - Birck Orientation
  2. BNC 150 - Fume Hood Safety Training
  3. BNC 200 - Cleanroom Process Review
  4. BNC 202 - Solvent Cleaning

Passport Badge: BNC 206 - Cleanroom Training

Course Description:
This course is for users wishing to operate in the Birck Nanotechnology Center Nanofabrication Cleanroom. It covers cleanroom protocols, gowning, safety and emergency procedures. 

REM Biological Safety Review and Blood Borne Pathogens

Intended Audience: Birck Bio Laboratory Users

Prerequisites:

  1. BNC 105 - Birck Orientation
  2. BNC 150 - Fume Hood Safety Training

Course Description: This two part non-Passport course is for people who will work in the BNC Biology laboratories (east wing) and covers biological safety and Blood Borne Pathogens training. 

  1. Take the REM Bio safety review course found at: https://www.purdue.edu/ehps/rem/training/training.html
  2. Take Blood Borne Pathogen Training either through REM or through Birck.

If you absolutely cannot attend either and need to schedule a special session on a different day, then contact Guy Telesnicki.