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  Feb 28, 2024
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Nanotechnology Advanced Technical Certificate

This program is being phased out effective Spring 2023. 

As of March 21, 2023, No new students will be accepted into this program.

**Students currently in these programs will be able to complete their coursework by the summer of 2026. If a student is not planning to complete by that time, they are encouraged to reach out to their advisor to review other major options. 


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. 

With this award, you may seek jobs such as: 

Nanotechnicians in research and development corporations, fabrication, biology/agriculture, medicine, electronics, and material science industries.

Related Awards: 

Nanoengineering and Nanobiotechnology A.A.S  

Total Credit Hours Required: 25

Milestone Course(s)

*** denotes Milestone course(s)

A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program as determined by the Faculty of the Alamo Colleges District.

Additional Program Information

Nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary field, working at the crossroads of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, and information technology.  Not only does it provide the potential for miniaturization, but materials at the nano level exhibit entirely new material properties, which offer the possibility of new devices, applications, and technologies.  The program provides graduates the knowledge, skills and abilities to operate a variety of nanofabrication equipment, understand  the behavior of matter at the atomic level in chemical, biological and molecular systems.

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.


Program CIP:  15.0304

Major Code: NNTC