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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Nanotechnology program is designed to provide students with the general principles and foundational skills in the micro/nano-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. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Nanotechnology is also available.


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Field of Interest: 
Applied Technology
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
Fall 2017
Admission criteria

A high school diploma or GED equivalency is required.
Formal application and admission to the program is required.

Academic Plan: 
Nanotechnology (CER)

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

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
MNT201Materials, Safety and Equipment for Nanotechnology3
MNT210Basic Nanotechnology Processes3
MNT220Materials in Nanotechnology3
MNT230Patterning for Nanotechnology3
MNT240Nanotechnology Applications3
MNT250Characterization of Nanotechnology Structures and Materials3
  • 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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