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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.

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.

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 diploma 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.

Diploma

D20190
NC CIP: 15.1601
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2018

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 111 General Biology I Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Requisite 3 3 0 4
CHM 131 Introduction to Chemistry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
NAN 111 Intro to Nanotechnology 3 0 0 3
NAN 132 Nano Regulations & Ethics 2 0 0 2
NAN 241 Nanofabrication 3 2 0 4
NAN 243 Nanocharacterization 3 2 0 4
Totals

Class Hours: 17
Lab/Shop Hours: 7
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 20

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
NAN 112 Fund of Nanosci 3 0 0 3
NAN 131 Nano Safety Practices 2 0 0 2
NAN 242 Nanofab of Thin Films 3 2 0 4
PHY 131 Physics-Mechanics Requisite 3 2 0 4
Select four credit hours:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NAN 244
OR
Electron Microscopy 3 2 0 4
NAN 251
OR
Biological AFM Microscopy Requisite (3) (2) (0) (4)
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I (0) (0) (10) (1)
Totals

Class Hours: 17
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

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

D20190

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