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Nanotechnology

Curriculum Description

The Nanotechnology curriculum prepares students to characterize and fabricate materials for biological, textile, chemical and electrical applications at the atomic level in entry-level positions in engineering, manufacturing and/or medical research and development.

Course work includes biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, manufacturing engineering technology, and an extensive array of very detailed nanotechnology-specific courses, using high-tech equipment and complying with high-precision quality control and clean-room protocols.

Graduates should qualify for various positions of industry and government, including research and development, materials testing and processing, optics and sensors, electron microscopy and emerging nanotechnology industries.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A20190
NC CIP: 15.1601
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
NAN 111 Intro to Nanotechnology 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Principles of Biology 3 3 0 4
  OR        
General Biology I (3) (3) (0) (4)
Select one:
Introduction to Chemistry 3 0 0 3
  AND        
Introduction to Chemistry Lab 0 3 0 1
  OR        
General Chemistry I (3) (3) (0) (4)
Select one:
Algebra/Trigonometry I NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
  OR        
College Algebra NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    14 8 0 17

Spring Semester
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonometry II 2 2 0 3
NAN 112 Fund of Nanosci 3 0 0 3
NAN 131 Nano Safety Practices 2 0 0 2
Select one:
Physics-Mechanics 3 2 0 4
  OR        
College Physics I (3) (2) (0) (4)
   
    13 4 0 15

Fall Semester
NAN 241 Nanofab of Mixtures 3 2 0 4
NAN 243 Atomic-Force Microscopy 3 2 0 4
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Technical Elective 1 * * * 3
Select one:
General Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Introduction to Sociology (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    9 4 0 17

Spring Semester
NAN 132 Nano Regulations & Ethics 2 0 0 2
NAN 242 Nanofab of Thin Films 3 2 0 4
NAN 244 Electron Microscopy 3 2 0 4
___ ___ Technical Elective 2 * * * 3
___ ___ Technical Elective 3 * * * 3
   
    8 4 0 16

Total Credit Hours: 65

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Technical Elective 1 - Select 3 hours: BIO 112 BTC 181, CHM 152, CTR 115, CTR 120, CTR 220, MEC 180, NAN 252, PHY 133, PHY 152

Technical Elective 2 - Select 3 hours: BIO 275, BTC 281, CHM 132, CHM 251, CHM 252, MAT 175, MEC 251, NAN 251

Technical Elective 3 - Select 3 hours: BIO 163, BTC 285, CHM 263, COE 111, COE 121, COE 131, MEC 250, MEC 252, MAT 271, NAN 253

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: ART 111, ENG 131, ENG 273, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 220, MAT 271, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, or REL 110. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.