Nanotechnology Specialization Certificate

Credits Required: 18

(2017-2018 Academic Year)

Community College of Beaver County is a member of the Pennsylvania Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology (NMT) Partnership project with Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). 

The Nanotechnology Specialization Certificate program provides students with a fifth semester, 18-credit Nanotechnology capstone experience at the Penn State Materials Research Institute. Students who have completed a degree in Biological Science, Natural Science or Pre-Engineering have an opportunity to apply for admission to the program.

The Capstone program at Penn State includes hands-on training in clean room protocols, material processing and characterization, hardware training, safety, and environmental training, and computer simulation.

Typical opportunities for employment for graduates include: materials research technician, etch technician, clean room technician, laboratory technician, fabrication technician, deposition technician, nanofabrication technician.

Associates Degree in Biological Science, Natural Science, or Pre-Engineering

 Completion of the following required courses: 
BIOL 101General Biology I 4.00
CHEM 101General Chemistry I 4.00
CHEM 102General Chemistry II 4.00
MATH 130College Algebra 3.00
PHYS 101College Physics I 4.00
BIOL 102General Biology II 4.00
PHYS 102College Physics II 4.00
 For consideration, students must have completed these required courses with at least a "C" grade and achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in these required courses. 

Required courses at Penn State University: 18 Credit Capstone Semester

For consideration, students must have completed these courses with at least a “C” grade and achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in these required courses.

NANO211 Material, Safety, and Equipment: Nanotechnology Overview (3 credits)

NANO212 Basic Nanotechnology Processes (3 credits)

NANO213 Materials in Nanotechnology (3 credits)

NANO214 Patterning in Nanotechnology (3 credits)

NANO215 Material Modification in Nanotechnology (3 credits)

NANO216 Characterization, Testing of Nanotechnology Structures and Materials (3 credits)