Nanotechnology

Curriculum Description

The Nanotechnology curriculum prepares students to characterize and fabricate materials for biological, textile, chemical, and electrical applications at the atomic level.

Course work includes biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, 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 with a multidisciplinary focus.

Graduates should qualify for various positions in 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 the recommended curriculum model below 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 2017

Fall Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 2 2 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)
  Total: 14 8 0 17

Spring Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
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
Select one:
Physics-Mechanics 3 2 0 4
  OR        
College Physics I (3) (2) (0) (4)
  Total: 11 4 0 13

Fall Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
NAN 132 Nano Regulations & Ethics 2 0 0 2
NAN 241 Nanofabrication 3 2 0 4
NAN 243 Nanocharacterization 3 2 0 4
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Technical Elective 1 * * * 3
Select one:
General Anthropology (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
General Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Introduction to Sociology (3) (0) (0) (3)
  Total: 11 4 0 19

Spring Semester

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
NAN 131 Nano Safety Practices 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: 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

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

Technical Elective 1 - Select 3 hours: BIO 112, BIO 168, BIO 275, BTC 181, CHM 152, CTR 115, MAT 171, MAT 172, MAT 271, NAN 251, PHY 133

Technical Elective 2 - Select 3 hours: BIO 163, BTC 281, CHM 132, CHM 251, CTR 120, MAT 223, MAT 272, NAN 252, PHY 152, PHY 251, WBL 111

Technical Elective 3 - Select 3 hours: BIO 169, BTC 285, CHM 252, CHM 263, CTR 220, MAT 273, NAN 253, PHY 252, WBL 121

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.