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Nanofabrication Technology AAS Degree
Semester Hours:  70
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: RDG100 College Reading
MAT092 Introductory Algebra
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry

Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Nanofabrication Technology Degree program offers students the opportunity to enter the exciting world of Nanotechnology. Nanofabrication and nanotechnology is engineering at the atomic length scale, a size range which until recently was only available to nature. Being able to engineer such small structures opens the door to a multitude of new opportunities in the fields of chemical technology, bio-technology, biopharmaceutical labs, micro-technology labs, material science labs and electronic technology.

Recommended Proficiencies: Strong math and science background.

Course Requirements
Nanofabrication Technology AAS
Total Credits: 70

Recommended Proficiencies
Strong math and science background.

Prerequisites
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry
MAT092 Introductory Algebra
RDG100 College Reading

General Education Requirements (36)

Written Communications (3)
Select one:
ENG100 English Composition III (3) or higher
ENG121 Applied Technical Writing (3)

Oral Communications (3)
COM100 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3)
or higher

Art and Humanities (3)
Select a course numbered 100 or above from the following: ART, HMC, LIT, MHL, PHI, and THE. Students may also choose any course from the Art or Humanities AGEC lists. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Art and Humanities category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Art and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
Or select a course numbered 100 or above from the following: ABS, ECN, GEO, HIS, POS, PSY, and SOC. Students may also choose any course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences AGEC list. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Social and Behavioral Sciences category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Arts and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Physical and Biological Sciences (16)
CHM151 General Chemistry I (4)
CHM152 General Chemistry II (4)
PHY111 College Physics I (4)
PHY112 College Physics II (4)

Mathematics (8)
MAT151 College Algebra (4)
MAT182 Trigonometry with Algebra Review (4)

Core Requirements (30)
ELC122 Direct Current and Alternating Current
Circuit Analysis (3)
ELC200 Radio Frequency RF/High Vacuum HV (3)
ELC220 Active Circuits (3)
MET230 Semiconductor I-Seminar (3)
MET290 Material, Safety and Equipment Overview for
Nanotechnology (3)
MET291 Basic Nanotechnology Processes (3)
MET292 Materials in Nanotechnology (3)
MET293 Patterning for Nanotechnology (3)
MET294 Materials Modification in Nanotechnology (3)
MET295 Characterization, Testing of Nanotechnology
Structures and Materials (3)

Other Requirements (4)
PAC course (1)

Reading Competency:
RDG100 College Reading
Or equivalent reading assessment test score

Computer Competency (3):
AGB124 Microcomputers in Agriculture
CIS110 Fundamentals of Computer Literacy or higher


Students must earn:
a grade of C or better in all required courses for this AAS degree
a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
a minimum of 20 credits from CAC
a minimum of 70 credits.

Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Demonstrate the proper use of test equipment including oscilloscope, signal generators and multi-meters.
2. (Knowledge Level) Describe the basic material types used in nanofabrication.
3. (Comprehension Level) Define and explain the interdisciplinary nature of the nanoscience field.
4. (Application Level) Properly operate equipment used in the basic nanofabrication process.
5. (Comprehension Level) Explain the safety and health issues involved with the nanofabrication process.
6. (Evaluation Level) Describe and evaluate various vacuum pump systems and verify when a system is functioning properly.
7. (Knowledge Level) Describe thin film deposition and etching practices.
8. (Comprehension Level) Explain the aspects of photo-lithography from the design to mask fabrication to pattern transfer and inspection.
9. (Application Level) Demonstrate effective communication skills by writing technical reports based on laboratory experiments.
10. (Evaluation Level) Demonstrate critical thinking/problem solving abilities by analyzing a non-functioning electrical circuit, determining the problem and restoring circuit operation.
Standards for Program
Nanotechnology Standards: URL