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Nanoscience (2012-2013)
Nanoscience is a field based on principles related to the behavior of matter at the atomic level in chemical, biological and mechanical systems. Students completing this program will demonstrate proficiency in operating state-of-the-art materials characterization and nanofabrication equipment. They will also be able to apply the concepts of nanoscience to advanced emerging technology fields including clean energy technology, biomedical devices, and high performance materials.
 
Program Learning Outcomes
Students will apply foundational nanoscience principles to understanding and further learning about nanostructures, properties, and engineering solutions (read and apply literature, seminars, and webinars). Demonstrate through written assignments (diagrams etc.), term papers, and class presentations. Use PNPA as a way to read and learn from technical writing articles.
Students will develop effective engineering plans for developing materials engineering solutions for industrial applications (using PNPA). These include applying characterization skills to elucidating structure, property relationships, process optimization (for desired properties) and consistent material manufacturing. Demonstrate through term projects (diagrams etc.), engineering lab experiments, and class presentations.
Students will support fundamental R & D, process development, characterization (including QA/QC FA etc.) and consistent/good manufacturing practice (in all sizes of high-technology firms). Demonstrate through internship and work experience.
 
Career Opportunities
The Nanoscience program will provide an entry point to nanotechnology related careers, foundational learning in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Math and Engineering. This program prepares students for three career paths: a two-year degree program for technicians interested in the science, engineering and manufacturing of nanotechnologies; traditional engineering transfer students desiring a concentration in nanoscience; and career development for working professionals.
 
Units required for Major: 90
Units required for Certificate: 15-25
 
Associate Degree Requirements:
English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 57, 105, 108 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
All Foothill General Education requirements (30 Units)
Prerequisite Skills (10 units)
Core courses (45 or 50 units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.
 
Program Type(s):
AS = Associate in Science Degree.
CA = Certificate of Achievement.
CP = Certificate of Proficiency [Non-Transcriptable].
 
Additional Information:
Prerequisites Skills by option: (10 units)
Nanoscience Transfer

CHEM 1A or equivalent;
MATH 105 or equivalent

Nanoscience
CHEM 1A or equivalent;
BIOL 10 or equivalent.
 
Core Courses: (45-50 units)
Nanoscience Transfer Option (50 units)
CHEM 1B General Chemistry (5 units)
CHEM 1C General Chemistry & Qualitative Analysis (5 units)
NANO 10 Introduction to Nanotechnology (5 units)
NANO 51 Applications of Nanotechnology (5 units)
MATH 1A Calculus (5 units)
MATH 1B Calculus (5 units)
MATH 1C Calculus (5 units)
And 15 Units from the following:
BIOL 1A Principles of Cell Biology (6 units)
BIOL 1D Molecular Genetics (4 units)
ENGL 50C Technical Writing (5 units)
ENGR 35 Statics (5 units)
ENGR 45 Properties of Materials (5 units)
NANO 52 Nanomaterials & Nanoscience (5 units)
NANO 53 Nanomaterials Characterization (5 units)
NANO 54 Nanofabrication Tools & Process (5 units)

Nanoscience Option (45 units)
NANO 10 Introduction to Nanotechnology (5 units)
NANO 51 Applications of Nanotechnology (5 units)
NANO 52 Nanomaterials & Nanostructures (5 units)
NANO 53 Nanomaterials Characterization (5 units)
NANO 54 Nanofabrication Tools & Process (5 units)
NANO 61 Micro & Nano Fabrication Techniques Capstone (5 units)
PHYS 2A** General Physics (5 units)
PHYS 2B General Physics (5 units)
PHYS 2C General Physics (5 units)

** PHYS 2A is recommended if the student is preparing to transfer to a four-year institution.
Certificate of Achievement in Nanoscience - (35 Units)
CHEM 1A General Chemistry (5 units)
ENGL 50C Technical Writing (5 units)
NANO 10 Introduction to Nanotechnology (5 units)
NANO 51 Applications of Nanotechnology (5 units)
NANO 52 Nanostructures & Nanomaterials (5 units)
NANO 53 Nanomaterials Characterization (5 units)
NANO 54 Nanofabrication Tools & Process (5 Units)
Nanocharacterization Certificate of Proficiency(15 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
NANO 51 Applications of Nanotechnology (5 Units)
NANO 52 Nanostructures & Nanomaterials (5 Units)
NANO 53 Nanomaterials Characterization (5 Units)
Nanofabrication Certificate of Proficiency(15 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
NANO 51 Applications of Nanotechnology (5 Units)
NANO 52 Nanostructures & Nanomaterials (5 Units)
NANO 54 Nanofabrication Tools & Process (5 Units)

Academic Year: 2012-2013

Current status: Approved
Last update: 2012-05-11 16:00:36

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