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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
NC CIP: 15.1601
POS Approved: Fall 2012
|Course||Course Title||HOURS PER WEEK|
|Class||Lab/ Shop||Clinical/ Co-op||Credit|
|ENG 111||Expository Writing||3||0||0||3|
|NAN 111||Intro to Nanotechnology||3||0||0||3|
|Principles of Biology||3||3||0||4|
|General Biology I||(3)||(3)||(0)||(4)|
|Introduction to Chemistry||3||0||0||3|
|Introduction to Chemistry Lab||0||3||0||1|
|General Chemistry I||(3)||(3)||(0)||(4)|
|Algebra/Trigonometry I NEW REQUISITE||2||2||0||3|
|College Algebra NEW REQUISITE||(3)||(0)||(0)||(3)|
|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|
|College Physics I||(3)||(2)||(0)||(4)|
|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|
|Introduction to Sociology||(3)||(0)||(0)||(3)|
|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|
Total Credit Hours: 65
- : 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)
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.