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Curriculum Description

The Nanotechnology curriculum prepares students to characterize and fabricate materials for biological, textile, chemical and electrical applications at the atomic level in entry-level positions in engineering, manufacturing and/or medical research and development.

Course work includes biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, manufacturing engineering technology, 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.

Graduates should qualify for various positions of industry and government, including research and development, materials testing and processing, optics and sensors, electron microscopy and emerging nanotechnology industries.

This certificate is intended for the student that qualifies for advanced placement, especially currently employed workers in highly technical fields. Enrollment in this certificate requires approval by the program coordinator for Nanotechnology.

The following represents one way in which the certificate 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.


NC CIP: 15.1601
POS Approved: Fall 2016

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NAN 112 Fund of Nanosci 3 0 0 3
NAN 132 Nano Regulations & Ethics 2 0 0 2
___ ___ NAN Elective ** ** ** 4
___ ___ NAN Elective ** ** ** 4
  Total: 5 0 0 13

Total Credit Hours: 13

Additional Information

NAN Elective - Select 8 hours from the following: NAN 241, NAN 242, NAN 243, NAN 244, NAN 251, or NAN 252

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