The Nanoscience Technology program is a collaborative effort between North Dakota State College of Science and Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Moorhead. Students may enroll and earn a degree through either college.
Cross disciplinary in nature, the AAS-T degree combines elements of materials science, chemistry, biology and physics, electronics and engineering. Students will be exposed to clean room procedures including an understanding and maintenance of nano/micro fabrication and characterization equipment.
The Level One Certificate in Nanobiotechnology will prepare students to work on the interface between nanotechnology and biotechnology that involves synthesis and fabrication of materials and devices, surface and molecular engineering. The students will complete16 credits in materials and nanotechnology courses and will complete 7 credits specializing in Biotechnology as it applies to nanotechnology.
The Advanced Technical Certificate is designed for the student who wishes to transition into the Nanotechnology field from a traditional science education background. To be admitted to the Advanced Technical Certificate, the student must hold an Associate or Baccalaureate degree with a concentration in a Physical or Natural Science discipline of either Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Engineering. A minimum of 8 credits in Physics coursework including laboratory training is required. The Certificate will prepare students to transition into careers in emerging nanotechnology industries as nanotechnicians in research and development corporations, fabrication, biology/agriculture, medicine, electronics, and material science.
Graduates who receive the Associate in Applied Science degree from OSU Institute of Technology in Nanoscientific instrumentation will be prepared for a career in such wide-ranging fields as aerospace, explosive detection and protection, manufacturing, biosystems, instrumentation, energy conservation, and agriculture.
The Nanotechnology minor is designed to help prepare students from diverse disciplines for careers in a broad range of industries innovating with nanotechnology. The minor builds on the singular strengths of Penn State's nanofabrication facilities including its class 1 and class 10 clean rooms, its faculty, and existing academic programs. The minor provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in simulation, design, modeling, syntheses, characterization, properties, processing, manufacturing, and applications at the nano scale.
The mission of the Nanoscale Materials Technology program is to provide students a foundation in materials science, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and electronics. With strong supporting courses in Computer Aided Drafting, Vacuum Science and Technology, and Thin Film Deposition Techniques, students will be prepared for employment as highly qualified technicians in the emerging and highly technical semiconductor and superconductor manufacturing and research and development field.
The Micro/Nano Systems and Technology Graduate Certificate offers a plan of study that focuses on the miniaturization technologies that have important roles in materials, mechanical, and biomedical engineering practice, in addition to being the foundation for information technology.
The Nanoscale Materials Science Graduate Certificate offers an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to understand the present and potential applications of these rapidly developing nano-materials technologies.