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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Nanotechnology program is designed to provide students with the general principles and foundational skills in the nano/micro-fabrication industry and related manufacturing industries. Students will become familiar with nanotechnology processes, materials, and methods for characterization and fabrication. Product stewardship, occupational safety and health procedures are emphasized throughout the program. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Nanotechnology is also available.


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Field of Interest: 
Applied Technology
Associate Degree
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
Fall 2017
Academic Plan: 
Nanotechnology (DEG)

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Certificate of Completion in Nanotechnology (5840)18
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)3
ECE102Engineering Analysis Tools and Techniques2
ECE103Engineering Problem Solving and Design2
MNT110General Principles of Nanotechnology3
MNT120Introduction to Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems3
PHY111General Physics I4
CIS+++ Any CIS Computer Information Systems course1-8
CSC+++ Any CSC Computer Science course1-8
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-27
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
MAT151College Algebra / Functions (4) OR
MAT182Plane Trigonometry (3) OR
MAT187Precalculus (5) OR
Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course.
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
HIS+++ Any HIS History course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area (3)
HIS102is recommended.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
ECN212Microeconomic Principles3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
CHM130Fundamental Chemistry (3) AND
CHM130LLFundamental Chemistry Laboratory (1)
  • Examine safety procedures and equipment used in the nanotechnology industry. (MNT201)
  • Compare and contrast classification procedures for materials in the nanotechnology industry. (MNT201, MNT220)
  • Describe manufacturing concerns in the nanotechnology industry. (MNT210, MNT220)
  • Compare and contrast nanotechnology manufacturing processes. (MNT210, MNT220, MNT230, MNT240)
  • Compare and contrast various types of patterning processes. (MNT210, MNT230)
  • Explain properties of colloids and self-assembly materials. (MNT220)
  • Describe photolithography techniques, technology and tools. (MNT230)
  • Explain photoresist applications. (MNT230)
  • Compare and contrast product and research trends in nanoscience and nanotechnology. (MNT240)
  • Examine applications for nanotechnology in the health science, energy, manufacturing, electronics, food, and environmental industries. (MNT240)
  • Review characterization tools and techniques for nanotechnology structure and materials. (MNT250)
  • Compare and contrast types of electron beam characterization tools and procedures. (MNT250)
  • Examine tools and processes for advanced Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM). (MNT250)

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