Nanotechnology Specialization Certificate
Credits Required: 18
(2016-2017 Academic Year)
Community College of Beaver County is a member of the Pennsylvania Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology (NMT) Partnership project with Pennsylvania State University (Penn State).
The Nanotechnology Specialization Certificate program provides students with a fifth semester, 18-credit Nanotechnology capstone experience at the Penn State Materials Research Institute. Students who have completed a degree in Biological Science, Natural Science or Pre-Engineering have an opportunity to apply for admission to the program.
The Capstone program at Penn State includes hands-on training in clean room protocols, material processing and characterization, hardware training, safety, and environmental training, and computer simulation.
Typical opportunities for employment for graduates include: materials research technician, etch technician, clean room technician, laboratory technician, fabrication technician, deposition technician, nanofabrication technician.
Associates Degree in Biological Science, Natural Science, or Pre-Engineering
Completion of the following required courses:
The science of biology with emphasis on cellular physiology, cell structure, mitosis, and meiosis, basic genetics development, and organismic biology. 3-2-4
This course involves an understanding of the principles of measurement, chemical equations, stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, periodic relationships, and the chemistry of the common elements. Prerequisites: Appropriate placement score or 1 year high school chemistry with the appropriate letter grade or Corequiste: MATH129 or MATH130. 3-2-4
This is a continuation of CHEM101 with special emphasis on chemical reaction, chemical thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, electro chemistry, acid base chemistry, and reduction oxidation reactions. General concepts of organic chemistry will also be reviewed. Prerequisite: CHEM101 3-2-4
The functional approach to algebra is stressed with attention to the properties of the real number system; linear functions and equations; exponents; radicals; functions; systems of equations; complex numbers; and quadratic equations. Additional topics may be added at the discretion of the instructor. Prerequisite: "C" or better in PREP021, appropriate placement score or appropriate high school records. 3-0-3
This is an applied physics course for technical students and students needing an algebra-and trigonometry-based physics course for transfer to a four-year college. Included are topics from statics, the strength of materials, kinematics, and dynamics. Emphasis is on application, the theory and practice of the relevant measurement, and on the analysis of mechanical systems. Prerequisite: MATH130 3-2-4
This is a continuation of BIOL101 with emphasis on taxonomy, evolution, ecology, and animal behavior. Field study will be an integral part of the semester’s work. Prerequisite: BIOL 100 (non-Biology majors) or BIOL101 (Biology majors) 3-2-4
A continuation of PHYS101. Included are the principles of fluid mechanics; acoustics; thermodynamics; kinetic theory; quantum theory; optics; and nuclear physics. Laboratories emphasize the application of physical theory to practical measurement problems. Prerequisite: PHYS101 3-2-4
For consideration, students must have completed these required courses with at least a "C" grade and achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in these required courses.
Required courses at Penn State University: 18 Credit Capstone Semester
For consideration, students must have completed these courses with at least a “C” grade and achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in these required courses.
NANO211 Material, Safety, and Equipment: Nanotechnology Overview (3 credits)
NANO212 Basic Nanotechnology Processes (3 credits)
NANO213 Materials in Nanotechnology (3 credits)
NANO214 Patterning in Nanotechnology (3 credits)
NANO215 Material Modification in Nanotechnology (3 credits)
NANO216 Characterization, Testing of Nanotechnology Structures and Materials (3 credits)