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    Jun 22, 2024  
2022-23 RACC Student Catalog 
2022-23 RACC Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nanoscience Technology, AAS

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STEM Division

This program, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State University Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology Program, prepares students for careers as skilled technicians for manufacturers utilizing nanofabrication technology. This discipline includes aspects of biotechnology, automation, miniaturization, integration, optics, robotics and information systems.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective oral communication and technical writing skills.
  • Apply statistical methods for accuracy, precision, and error analysis as they pertain to quality control, measured results and calculated results.
  • Utilize computer applications, including spreadsheets, word processing and online communications, for processing data.
  • Explain basic scientific principles related to the behavior of matter at the atomic and macroscopic levels in chemical, biological and mechanical systems.
  • Demonstrate necessary skills to function as a manufacturing technician in nanofabrication.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in operating state of the art nanofabrication equipment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in identifying component and system level problems.
  • Apply the concepts of the nanofabrication process related to advanced electronic and the latest nano-level manufacturing technologies.

Program Classes 

The following 3-credit courses are taught at the Penn State Nanofabrication facility as the capstone semester for the program (consult advisor for semester information). 

General Education Requirements AAS (24/25 credits)

Program Guide


2+2+2 Transfer Options

Two 2+2+2 Transfer Options are available in Nanoscience Technology. For specific requirements, please see:

Required Program of Study

General Education Requirements (24 Credit Hours)

General Education - General Requirements - AAS (9 Credit Hours)  

General Education - Humanities AAS (6 Credit Hours)  

General Education - Mathematics AAS (3 Credit Hours)  

General Education - Natural/Physical Sciences (3 Credit Hours)  

General Education - Social Sciences - AAS (3 Credit Hours)  

Major Requirements (42 Credit Hours)

Total Credits=66

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