Richland College - Degree Plans - Nanotechnology - Nanotechnology AAS

2014 - 2015 Catalog
Program: Nanotechnology
Degree Plan: Nanotechnology AAS

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(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

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  • 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 1414 College Algebra 4
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4
NANO 1301 Introduction to Nanotechnology 3
PHYS 1401 College Physics I OR 4
PHYS 2425 University Physics I (4)


BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I 4
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
NANO 1303 Nanotechnology Safety 3
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4
PHYS 1402 College Physics II OR 4
PHYS 2426 University Physics II (4)


COSC 1401 Introduction to Computing 4
BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II 4
NANO 2325 Nanotechnology Materials 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3


PHIL 2306 Ethics 3
NANO 2326 Nanotechniques and Instrumenation 3
QCTC 1243 Quality Assurance 2
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors OR 4
BIOL 2421 Microbiology for Science Majors (4)


NANO 2486 Internship-Nanotechnology AND 4
NANO 2150 Nanotechnology Seminar OR 1
NANO 2370 Industrial Nanotechnology Applications (3)
Minimum Hours Required 68-70

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.

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