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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.

This diploma is intended for the student who has completed a two-year technical or four-year scientific degree and would like to obtain education and training equivalent to that of the AAS for entry into the contemporary Nanotech workforce.

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.

Diploma

D20190 REVISED
NC CIP: 15.1601
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
BIO 111 General Biology I 3 3 0 4
CHM 131 Introduction to Chemistry 3 0 0 3
NAN 111 Intro to Nanotechnology 3 0 0 3
NAN 131 Nano Safety Practices 2 0 0 2
NAN 241 Nanofab of Mixtures 3 2 0 4
NAN 243 Atomic-Force Microscopy 3 2 0 4
   
    17 7 0 20

Spring Semester
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
NAN 112 Fund of Nanosci 3 0 0 3
NAN 132 Nano Regulations & Ethics 2 0 0 2
NAN 242 Nanofab of Thin Films 3 2 0 4
PHY 131 Physics-Mechanics 3 2 0 4
Select four credit hours:
Co-op Work Experience I (0) (0) (10) (1)
  OR        
Electron Microscopy 3 2 0 4
  OR        
Biological AFM Microscopy (3) (2) (0) (4)
   
    17 6 0 20

Total Credit Hours: 40

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

All course prerequisites must be completed prior to taking high level nanotechnology courses.

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