2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges
Degree Plan: Nanotechnology AAS
(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)
- 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.
||Introduction to Ethics
||Nanotechniques and Instrumentation
||Microbiology for Non-Science Majors OR
||Microbiology for Science Majors
||Nanotechnology Seminar OR
||Industrial Nanotechnology Applications
|Minimum Hours Required
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.