Course Descriptions for Nanotechnology

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NANO 1203 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Nanotechnology Safety
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: NANO 1301.
Course Description: Safe handling of nanomaterials. Focuses on safety, regulations, and proper materials handling. (2 Lec.)


NANO 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Introduction to Nanotechnology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Definition, history, scope, impacts, and challenges within the rapidly emerging and revolutionary field of nanotechnology. Explores nanotechnology's unique applications, production processes, workplace environment, and occupational outlook. (3 Lec.)


NANO 2150 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Nanotechnology Seminar
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Credit in or concurrent enrollment with NANO 2286.
Course Description: Addresses, events, skills, knowledge and/or behaviors related to the practice environment. Includes application of didactic coursework to the technician's lab and integration into the workplace through the internship program. (1 Lec.)

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NANO 2286 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Internship-Nanotechnology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Credit in or concurrent enrollment with NANO 2150.
Course Description: A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. (12 Ext.)


NANO 2325 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Nanotechnology Materials
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: NANO 1203.
Course Description: Examination of basic nanomaterials, nanostructures, and processes used in nanotechnology including nanotubes, nanorods, colloids, dots, clusters, wires, platelets, shells, and films. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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NANO 2326 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Nanotechniques and Instrumentation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: NANO 2325.
Course Description: Application of nanotechniques and instrumentation to both process nanomaterials and to build and characterize nanodevices. Includes a team project to design, build, and/or characterize a nanodevice. Emphasizes repair of selected equipment used in nanotechnology. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


NANO 2370 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Industrial Nanotechnology Applications
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite Recommended: BIOL 2420 OR BIOL 2421 AND NANO 2326.
Course Description: A simulated work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized theory, skills, and concepts related to nanotechnology materials, nanotechniques, and instrumentation. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


QCTC 1243 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at MVC

Quality Assurance
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1414 or the equivalent.
Course Description: Principles and applications designed to introduce quality assurance. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


QCTC 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at CVC

Total Quality Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The study of integrating work processes using team participation through employee empowerment and teamwork emphasizing the philosophy of customer service and satisfaction. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)

QCTC 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Quality Assurance
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1414 or the equivalent.
Course Description: Principles and applications designed to introduce quality assurance. (3 Lec.)



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WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.