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Nanofabrication Manuf Tech - Science Track
Associate of Applied Science (Two year program)

The Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology degree program offers students the opportunity to enter the world of Nanotechnology. The prefix Nano in the words Nanofabrication and Nanotechnology comes from the word nanometer (nm), the term for one billionth of a meter. These words refer to making and using 'things' of this nanometer size range. Nanofabrication and nanotechnology are engineering at the atomic length scale - a size range which until recently was only available to nature. Ability to engineer such small things opens the door to a multitude of new opportunities. These include making extremely fine diameter but incredibly strong fibers atom by atom, making extremely small probes that can look at individual strands of DNA for uses such as disease detection, and making man-made capillary systems to bring nutrients to man-created replacement organs.

The first phase of this program requires students complete three semesters at LCCC with at least 3.0 GPA. After completing the three semesters of study, the student will spend one semester at Pennsylvania State University's Nanofabrication Facility at University Park. At University Park the student will earn 18 LCCC credits taught by the Nanofabrication Facility staff. After successful completion the student will be eligible for the NMT degree (awarded by LCCC).

Graduates can expect to find employment as a lab technician in industries that require specialized training in the intricacies of nanofabrication techniques and ultra clean room procedures. Industries requiring this specialized knowledge include biotechnology facilities, research laboratories, biomedical facilities, pharmaceuticals, and university and government nanofabrication laboratories.

Note: Admission into NMT courses at Penn State is at the discretion of Penn State's Nanofabrication Facility and cannot be guaranteed by LCCC.

See also: Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology - Electronics Track.

This program provides the student the opportunity to:

  • understand the differences in physical processes between the macro level and the nano level
  • apply skills using laboratory tools and instrumentation commonly used in Nanotechnology

The graduate of this program is able to:

  • use photolithographic techniques in order to modify materials at the nano level
  • present the outcomes of a professional project using appropriate technology
  • use tools to change surface characteristics of substrates
  • use instruments to access substrate surface characteristics

Careers
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
Conveyor Operators and Tenders
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders
Food Batchmakers
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Helpers--Production Workers
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
Manufacturing Production Technicians
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
Molding and Casting Workers
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Potters, Manufacturing
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Stone Cutters and Carvers, Manufacturing
Team Assemblers
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
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Required Courses / Recommended Sequence
FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER
BIO-121 - General Biology, 4 credits
EET-120 - Electrical Theory, 4 credits
ENG-101 - English Composition, 3 credits
FYE-101 - First Year Experience, 1 credits
Elective - Health and Physical Ed Electives, 1 credits
MAT-111 - Technical Mathematics I, 4 credits
or MAT-151 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, 4 credits
FIRST YEAR - SECOND SEMESTER
BIO-251 - General Microbiology, 4 credits
CHE-151 - General Chemistry I, 4 credits
CIS-110 - Computer Literacy and Applications, 3 credits
or CIS-158 - Object Oriented Programming with C++, 3 credits
GET-252 - Introduction to Nanofabrication Processing, 1 credits
MAT-107 - Basic Statistics, 3 credits
or MAT-251 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus II, 4 credits
SECOND YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER
CHE-152 - General Chemistry II, 4 credits
ENG-261 - Technical Communications, 3 credits
Elective - History Elective, 3 credits
or Elective - Humanities Elective, 3 credits
PHY-124 - Technical Physics II, 4 credits
Elective - Social Science Elective, 3 credits
SECOND YEAR - SECOND SEMESTER
NMT-211 - Safety and Equipment Overview for Nanofabrication, 3 credits
NMT-212 - Basic Nanofabrication Processes, 3 credits
NMT-213 - Thin Films in Nanofabrication, 3 credits
NMT-214 - Lithography for Nanofabrication, 3 credits
NMT-215 - Materials Modification in Nanofabrication, 3 credits
NMT-216 - Characterization, Packaging and Testing of Nanofabricated Structures, 3 credits

Total Credits for Degree: 67

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