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Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology Concentration

Associate degree students who select the nanofabrication manufacturing technology (NMT) concentration complete the NMT capstone semester at Penn State. To pursue the NMT concentration in the bachelor's degree program, students must first complete an NMT-related associate degree. To learn more about the NMT Center at Penn State, visit www.cneu.psu.edu.

Get a description of each of Cal U's Industrial Technology courses from our Course Catalog.

Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the degree in two years.

Associate of Science in Industrial Technology - NMT Concentration: 60 Credits

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years. To ensure that they are making satisfactory academic progress, students should consult with their faculty adviser to ensure that they complete necessary prerequisites and required courses in sequence and complete a minimum of 15 credits each semester.

First Semester – 13 credits
CourseCredits

**Any CIS/CSC Course on Menu

3 crs.

**ENG 101 English Composition I

3 crs.

*MAT 181 College Algebra

3 crs.

**UNI 100 First-Year Seminar

1 cr.

General Education Course - Public Speaking

3 crs.

Second Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits

**CHE 101 General Chemistry I

4 crs.

**ENG 102 English Composition II

3 crs.

*ITE 135  Digital Electronics

3 crs.

*ITE 215 Computer-Aided Drafting I

3 crs.

**MAT 191  College Trigonometry

3 crs.

Third Semester – 13 credits
CourseCredits

*ITE 130 Introductory Circuit Analysis

3 crs.

*ITE 181 Materials Technology I

3 crs.

**ITE 341 Quality Control

3 crs.

**PHY 121 General Physics I

4 crs.

Fourth Semester – 18 credits
CourseCredits

*NMT 311 Materials, Safety and Equipment Overview for Nanofabrication

3 crs.

*NMT 312 Basic Nanofabrication Process

3 crs.

*NMT 313 Thin Films in Nanofabrication

3 crs.

*NMT 314 Advanced Lithography and Dielectrics for Nanofabrication

3 crs

*NMT 315 Materials Modification in Nanofabrication

3 crs.
 *NMT 316 Characterization, Packaging and Testing of Nanofabricated Structures
3 crs.

* Required major and related courses
** Required and recommended General Education courses

The industrial technology program includes an optional concentration in nanofabrication manufacturing technology. California University has developed an agreement with Pennsylvania State University's Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization.  There are only five NMT centers in the country, and Penn State has the only one with undergraduate degree options. Industrial technology majors who select the NMT concentration must meet established prerequisites, which are incorporated into the program requirements. Once approved, students spend one semester in the NMT capstone semester at Penn State University.

Limited numbers of students may participate in the NMT capstone semester. Currently, only 20 per semester are selected from partner institutions, which include community colleges and State System universities in Pennsylvania. Demand has been high for NMT graduates; past NMT graduates have received multiple job offers ranging from $30,000 to more than $50,000 per year.

To learn more about the possibilities related to nanofabrication and nanotechnology, visit www.technologyreview.com and enter the preset nanotechnology search. To learn more about the NMT Center at Penn State, visit  www.nanofab.psu.edu.