SUNY Erie

A.A.S. in Nanotechnology

Program Description

The Nanotechnology AAS degree program is designed to help prepare students from a broad range of disciplines for careers in fields involving Nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is engineering at the atomic length scale, a size range which until recently was only available to nature. Being able to engineer such small structures opens the door to a multitude of new opportunities in the fields of electronic and semiconductor fabrication technology, micro-technology labs, material science labs, chemical technology, biotechnology, biopharmaceutical technology, and environmental science. Students will study electronic device and circuit behavior, basic chemistry and fabrication techniques used to create micron and submicron scale structures. Techniques covered include reactive ion etching, metallization, thick and thin film deposition, and photolithography.

Focus Areas

  • Electronic devices
  • Circuit behavior
  • Chemistry
  • Fabrication techniques
  • Etching
  • Metallization
  • Thick and thin film disposition and photolithography

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Electronic & semiconductor fabrication technology
  • Micro-technology labs
  • Chemical technology
  • Environmental science fields

Program Format

In-person

Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma/HSE

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes

Credit