Program - Nanotechnology

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(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Richland only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.NANOTECH

The program prepares students to perform duties of an entry-level Nanotechnician in research and development and manufacturing industries. Students will acquire knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate a variety of nanofabrication equipment, conduct safer laboratory techniques using nanomaterials and instrumentation, integrate didactic knowledge with nanotech applications, understand scientific principles and the behavior of matter at the atomic level in chemical, biological and molecular systems, identify processes for development of nanostructures that could include nanotubes, and molecular structural changes, and "wet" and "dry." Students may also participate in internships with employers within the industry for direct application of knowledge gained in the classroom environment for practical experience and on-the-job training. The Nanotechnology Program allows students the opportunity to bridge the gap between theory and practice as nanotechnicians. This degree program provides an external learning experience and/or capstone experience.



ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry 3
NANO 1301 Introduction to Nanotechnology 3


CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4
BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I 4
PHYS 1401 College Physics I 4
NANO 1203 Nanotechnology Safety 2


CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4
COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I 4
PHYS 1402 College Physics II 4
NANO 2325 Nanotechnology Materials 3


PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
NANO 2326 Nanotechniques and Instrumentation 3
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3


NANO 2286 Internship-Nanotechnology AND 2
NANO 2150 Nanotechnology Seminar OR 1
NANO 2370 Industrial Nanotechnology Applications (3)
Minimum Hours Required 60

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.