Short Courses

AVS New Mexico 2022 Health & Safety Plan

Download Complete Plan HERE

To promote the safety of everyone attending AVS NM short courses in 2022, we will monitor the guidance and requirements of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), State of New Mexico, the New Mexico Department of Public Health, and the World Health Organization regarding COVID-19 safety practices. Therefore, the Attendee Health & Safety Plan may change from time to time through the last day of the courses in June 2022.


  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative COVID Test Required: Each attendee must provide either their COVID-19 vaccination card (physical or photo) and ID (physical) or a negative COVID-19 test (physical or photo) and ID (physical) at registration. All on-site AVS NM staff, instructors, and attendees must be in compliance with this rule, as well. No exceptions.
  • If providing proof of vaccination, the vaccine card (physical or photo) must show both the first and second dose of Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Mixed vaccines will also be accepted (one dose of Moderna and one dose of Pfizer). Vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO)/CDC will also be accepted. Please note that your final vaccine must be administered at least two weeks prior to the first day of AVS NM 2022, June 6, 2022. You must also show your ID (physical).
  • If providing COVID-19 test results, you must show a negative result (physical or photo), dated within 24 hours if Antigen test, or 48-72 hours if PCR test before the date of admission (no home tests). You must also show your ID (physical).
  • Face Masks: Masks will be worn in accordance with local, state and CDC guidelines. An acceptable mask is made of at least two layers of breathable fabric or hospital grade material; fully covers the nose, nostrils, and mouth; fits firmly under the chin; and fits snugly, but comfortably against the side of the face.
  • Social Distancing: Be mindful of the social distancing protocols and compliant with all posted instructions and signage.
  • Emergency Contact Number: All attendees are required to provide a working mobile phone number to AVS NM in case the staff are notified by any government or local health department that contact tracing is required.
  • Waiver Form: All Registrants are required to Review and accept the AVS New Mexico Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability statement prior to registering.

Course Listing for 2022

June 6th, 2022
June 7th, 2022
June 8th, 2022
June 9th, 2022
Basic Vacuum Technology
(Riddle and Arata, 4 days)
Plasma Enhanced CVD: Fundamentals, Techniques and Application
Vacuum Pumps: An Introduction to their Operation and Maintenance

Fabrication of Planar Silicon CMOS Integrated Circuits
(Bauer, 1/2 Day)

Design of Experiments: Applications in Thin Film Deposition

General Short Course Information:

  • Short courses meet from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the conference venue.
  • All courses will be held at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel, 2910 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Hotel reservations can be made with the hotel directly at 888-625-4937 or at through Marriott online HERE. A discounted room rate of $111/night plus tax is available for reservations made by May 23, 2022.
  • For information about the Sheraton and directions to the Hotel, please visit .
  • One day courses cost $690, two day course costs $1020 and Basic Vacuum Technology (4 days) costs $1,795.
  • Full time university students qualify for a $75 short course day rate.  (1 day course is $75, 2-day courses cost $150 and 4 day course is $300)
  • AVS members may qualify for a discount.  Contact David Adams (info below) for details prior to registering.
  • Lunch is provided for all short course attendees.

For questions about short courses , please contact:

David Adams