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Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology Concentration

Admission to the nanofabrication manufacturing technology program requires an associate degree (60 credits) in a nanofabrication manufacturing technology-related area.

27 of those credits will be applied to general education and 33 credits will be applied to major requirements. Any associate degree transfer credits beyond 60 will be applied to the electives block.

Get a description of each of Cal U's technology management courses from our Course Catalog.

Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the 120-credit degree in four years.

Admission to this program requires an associate degree (60 credits) in a nanofabrication manufacturing technology-related area; 27 of those credits will be applied to General Education and 33 credits will be applied to major requirements. Any associate degree transfer credits beyond 60 will be applied to the electives block. ITE 366 and ITE 475 are offered only in the classroom; ITE 342 and ITE 462 are offered only via Web.

Semester 1 – 15 credits
CourseCredits

**ITE 305 OSHA General Industrial Safety

3 crs.

*ITE 366 (CAM) Computer-Aided Manufacturing – Mastercam OR
*ITE 342 Quality Planning and Analysis

3 crs.

*ITE 375 Principles of Production

3 crs.

General Education Courses

6 crs.

Semester 2 – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*ITE 325 Statics and Strength of Materials

3 crs.

*ITE 376 Technical Supervision

3 crs.
*ITE 385 Industrial Cost Estimating3 crs.

*ITE 420 Production Analysis

3 crs.

General Education Course

3 crs.

Semester 3 – 15 credits
CourseCredits

**ECO 201 Introduction Microeconomics

3 crs.

*ITE 461 Supply Chain Fundamentals

3 crs.

**ITE 471 Project Management

3 crs.

Elective Course

3 crs.

300- or 400-level General Education Course

3 crs.

Semester 4 – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*ITE 475 Computer-Integrated Manufacturing OR
*ITE 462 Inventory Scheduling and Planning

3 crs.

*ITE 481 Concepts and Issues in Industrial Technology

3 crs.

*NMT 495 Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology Internship

6 crs.

300- or 400-level General Education Course

3 crs.

The technology management program includes an optional concentration in nanofabrication manufacturing technology (NMT).  Cal U 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 an undergraduate degree option. The California University of Pennsylvania technology management program was approved to offer an NMT concentration. Students who have completed an associate degree program that incorporated the NMT capstone semester at Penn State University would be eligible to pursue this concentration.

Cal U's associate degree program in industrial technology offers an NMT option, and graduates would be eligible for the NMT concentration in the upper-division technology management bachelor's degree program. Limited numbers of students may participate in the NMT capstone semester. Currently, only 40 students per semester are selected from partner institutions, which include community colleges and State System universities in Pennsylvania. Past NMT graduates have received multiple job offers ranging from $30,000 to more than $50,000 per year. Demand has been high for NMT graduates to qualify for the NMT capstone semester: Students must meet certain prerequisites that are incorporated into eligible associate degree programs.

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.