Nanofabrication manufacturing involves making devices at the smallest dimensions. The technologies are used for a wide variety of applications, including miniature sensor arrays for biology and medicine, miniature valves, turbines for fluidics, flat panel displays for computers, and integrated circuits.
NCC's Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology degree is a cooperative program between Northampton Community College and Pennsylvania State University. Your first three semesters at NCC cover a broad range of electronics and scientific material, as well as the required General Education courses, which help round out your education, preparing you to communicate in the workplace and setting the stage for potential career growth.
The fourth semester is a capstone experience at Penn State's University Park campus, taught by Penn State faculty using state-of-the-art equipment. You will work in a clean room environment and gain experience in operating and troubleshooting nanofabrication processing equipment.
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Your Career in Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology
While first used in the semiconductor industry, nanofabrication technologies are now used for a wide variety of applications. These include miniature sensor arrays for biology and medicine, miniature valves, turbines for fluidics, flat panel displays for computers, and integrated circuits.
The nanofabrication manufacturing workforce is not tied to one industry. Workers can find employment in a broad range of industries from pharmaceuticals to microelectronics.
Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology Career Paths
- Electronics Technician
- Process Analyst
- Wafer Fab Operator
- Engineering Support Technician
- Research Technician
- Technology Assistant
- Project Technician
- Device Technician
- Photolithography Technician
- Manufacturing Technician
- Field Service Technician
Degrees We Offer
- Associate in Applied Science | 2 years