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Nanoscience (2007-2008)
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 be able to demonstrate proficiency in operating state-of-the-art nanofabrication equipment. They will also be able to apply the concepts of the nanofabrication process related to advanced electronics and the lastest nano-level manufacturing technologies.
 
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: 43-55
Units required for Certificate: 15-40
 
Associate Degree Requirements:
The degree can be obtained in one of three options: Nanoscience, Nanobiotechnology or Nanoscience Transfer.
These degrees require the following:
English proficiency: ENGL 1A, ESL 26, or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 103/105 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 Units including:
General Education Requirements
Prerequisite Skills
Core Courses
Additional Certificate Courses
Electives & other graduation requirements as appropriate
 
Program Type(s):
AS = Associate in Science Degree.
CC = Certificate of Completion.
CP = Certificate of Proficiency [Non-Transcriptable].
 
Additional Information:
Prerequisites by option:
Nanobiotechnology
PHYS 10 or equivalent;
BIOL 10 or equivalent.

Nanoscience Transfer
CHEM 25 or equivalent;
PHYS 10 or equivalent;
MATH 105 or equivalent

Nanoscience
CHEM 25 or equivalent;
PHYS 10 or equivalent;
BIOL 10 or equivalent.
 
Core Courses: (43-55 units)
Nanobiotechnology Core Courses: 43 Units
BTEC 51A Cell Biology for Biotechnology (3 Units)
BTEC 51AL Cell Biology Laboratory for Biotechnology (3.5 Units)
BTEC 52A Molecular Biology for Biotechnology (3 Units)
BTEC 52AL Molecular Biology Laboratory for Biotechnology (3.5 Units)
CHEM 30A Survey of Organic & Inorganic Chemistry (5 Units)
CHEM 30B Survey of Organic & Biochemistry (5 Units)
ENGR 76 Introduction to Nanobiotechnology (5 Units)
or NANO 51 Introduction to Nanobiotechnology (5 Units)
NANO 52 Introduction to Material Science (5 Units)
NANO 59 Nanobiotechnology Sciences (5 Units)
NANO 61Nanotechnology Projects (5 Units)

Nanoscience Transfer Core Courses: 50 Units + Electives 15 Units
CHEM 1A General Chemistry (5 Units)
CHEM 1B General Chemistry (5 Units)
CHEM 1C General Chemistry (5 Units)
ENGR 76 Introduction to Nanobiotechnology (5 Units)
or NANO 51 Introduction to Nanobiotechnology (5 Units)
MATH 1A Calculus (5 Units)
MATH 1B Calculus (5 Units)
MATH 1C Calculus (5 Units)
PHYS 4A General Physics - Calculus (5 Units)
PHYS 4B General Physics - Calculus (5 Units)
PHYS 4C General Physics - Calculus (5 Units)
Nanoscience Transfer Electives: (15 Units)
BIOL 1A Principles of Cell Biology (6 Units)
BIOL 1D Molecular Genetics (4 Units)
BIOL 1DL Molecular Genetics Laboratory (4 Units)
ENGL 3 Technical Writing (5 Units)
ENGR 6 Engineering Graphics (6 Units)
ENGR 35 Statics (5 Units)
ENGR 45 Properties of Materials (4 Units)
NANO 52 Introduction to Material Science (5 Units)
NANO 53 Materials Characterization (5 Units)
NANO 54 Surfaces & Thin Films (5 Units)
NANO 56 Principles & Applications of MEMS, NEMS & Sensors (5 Units)
NANO 57 Introduction to Micro & Nano Fabrication Techniques (5 Units)
NANO 58 Micro & Nano Fabrication Techniques Laboratory (5 Units)
NANO 59 Nanobiotechnology Sciences (5 Units)
NANO 60 Introduction to Clean Technology (5 Units)

Nanoscience Core Courses: 55 Units
ENGR 76 Introduction to Nanobiotechnology (5 Units)
or NANO 51 Introduction to Nanobiotechnology (5 Units)
NANO 52 Introduction to Material Science (5 Units)
NANO 53 Materials Characterization (5 Units)
NANO 54 Surfaces & Thin Films (5 Units)
NANO 56 Principles & Applications of MEMS, NEMS & Sensors (5 Units)
NANO 57 Introduction to Micro & Nano Fabrication Techniques (5 Units)
NANO 58 Micro & Nano Fabrication Techniques Laboratory (5 Units)
NANO 61 Nanotechnology Projects (5 Units)
PHYS 2A (or equivalent) General Physics (5 Units)
PHYS 2B (or equivalent) General Physics (5 Units)
PHYS 2C (or equivalent) General Physics (5 Units)
Certificate of Proficiency: Nanoscience - (40 Units)
ENGR 76 Introduction to Nanobiotechnology (5 Units)
or NANO 51 Introduction to Nanobiotechnology (5 Units)
NANO 52 Introduction to Material Science (5 Units)
NANO 53 Materials Characterization (5 Units)
NANO 54 Surfaces & Thin Films (5 Units)
NANO 56 Principles & Applications of MEMS, NEMS & Sensors (5 Units)
NANO 57 Introduction to Micro & Nano Fabrication Techniques (5 Units)
NANO 58 Micro & Nano Fabrication Techniques Laboratory (5 Units)
NANO 61 Nanotechnology Projects (5 Units)
Certificate of Proficiency: Nanobiotechnology(39 Units)
BTEC 51A Cell Biology for Biotechnology (3 Units)
BTEC 51AL Cell Biology Laboratory for Biotechnology (3.5 Units)
BTEC 52A Molecular Biology for Biotechnology (3 Units)
BTEC 52AL Molecular Biology Laboratory for Biotechnology (3.5 Units)
ENGR 76 Introduction to Nanobiotechnology (5 Units)
or NANO 51 Introduction to Nanobiotechnology (5 Units)
NANO 52 Introduction to Material Science (5 Units)
NANO 59 Nanobiotechnology Sciences (5 Units)
NANO 61 Nanotechnology Projects (5 Units)
Certificate of Proficiency: Nanofabrication(15 Units)
ENGR 76 Introduction to Nanobiotechnology (5 Units)
or NANO 51 Introduction to Nanobiotechnology (5 Units)
NANO 57 Introduction to Micro & Nano Fabrication Techniques (5 Units)
NANO 58 Micro & Nano Fabrication Techniques Laboratory (5 Units)
Certificate of Proficiency: Characterization & Modeling(15 Units)
ENGR 76 Introduction to Nanobiotechnology (5 Units)
or NANO 51 Introduction to Nanobiotechnology (5 Units)
NANO 53 Materials Characterization (5 Units)
NANO 54 Surfaces & Thin Films (5 Units)

Academic Year: 2007-2008

Current status: Approved
Last update: 2007-05-09 14:41:28

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