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Nanotechnology

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Nanotechnology program prepares students for entry-level employment and further education in the field of micro- and nanotechnology. Includes the importance of nanotechnology, techniques and processes involved in microdevice manufacturing, introduction to light and lasers, and the foundational expectations for interpersonal and professional skills within the industry. Students will explore career opportunities as hands-on STEM technicians in evolving fields powered by micro- and nanotechnology processes such as optics, photonics, and semiconductor manufacturing.

Details

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Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Nanotechnology (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5275N
Total Credits Required
11
Catalog Year
2022-2023
Effective term
Fall 2022
Notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

This program replaces: This program replaces: CCL/5840 Nanotechnology

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Describe basic micro- and nanotechnology fabrication processes.
  2. Describe how scale impacts material properties at the micro and nano level.
  3. Describe micro- and nanotechnology and their importance.
  4. Identify safety standards and procedures commonly implemented within the fields of micro- and nanotechnology.
  5. List ethical and professional standards and how they apply to career opportunities within the field of micro- and nanotechnology.
  6. Describe photonics and its importance and applications in various fields.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other

$54,880

Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians

$59,440

There are additional career opportunities associated with this certificate that do not have occupational data available for Arizona at this time. These occupations are listed below:
  • Semiconductor Processors
* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
MNT110 General Principles of Nanotechnology Gateway course 3
MNT120 Introduction to Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems Critical course 3
MNT130 Introduction to Light and Lasers Critical course 4
MNT140 Careers and Professional Skills in Nanotechnology 1
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

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

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Nanotechnology (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=171491).


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