Qualifizierungsinitiative Plasmatechnik (educational programme for plasma surface technologies)

Rising requirements within all technical ranges require a distinct increase of the employment of the plasma technology. A substantial obstacle for the expansion of the employment of the industrial plasma surface technology is the lack of qualified specialists. This lack leads often to the fact that the plasma technology is not regarded as a tool for the configuration of more efficient products. No suitable offers exist with those e. g. technicians or FH-engineers a basic technological knowledge as well as engineer-scientific and plasma-physical together is revealed.


For the extension of apprenticeship and further education a modular further education program is offered with combined practical and theoretical training is therefore developed. A purpose is the construction of a qualification offer, which helps in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to facilitate the implementation of plasma-technical processes in companies and to use thus the potential of the plasma technology. Apart from basic knowledge of plasma technology practical understanding of the process cycles and the substantial equipment components is to be obtained. Contents are taught with most modern methods of E-Learning. Practical courses offer a concrete entrance to plasma-treatment and coatiing production and an introduction to the industrial production environment.


The following modules are developed: Workshop for decider

Workshop for decider addresses itself to entrepreneurs and high-level personnel, who wants to extend their knowledge about plasma processes, wants to get a better understanding of the potential of this technology and / or are planning an entrance into the plasma technology.



With the help of an E-Learning-offer, which by a Web-based tutorial is supported, temporally and spatially independent learning of the technological bases is possible. Modules are fixed at the requirements of the user, i.e. application is always starting point.


Practical training

The practical exercises are based on E-Learning-offers. The practical training addresses e.g. to co-workers, developers, engineers and technicians, who are dealing with the solution of technical questions. The practical training takes place directly at coating units and testing facilities. The practical training is parted into different modules for different applications as well as ranges of coating units and process technique.