Nanofabrication Technology

Competency Credential
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About this program

Explore the potential of nanotechnology. And take advantage of the rare opportunity to study for a semester in Penn State's multi-million-dollar Nanofabrication Facility at University Park. There, you’ll experience working in a clean-room environment using industry-specific tools to create the silicon devices impacting the computer, communications, and electronics industries. 

Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

18

Credits

Boost Career Potential

9,500

Square-Foot Lab

Courses

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Materials, Safety and Equipment Overview for Nanofabrication (PSU: ESC211) (EET272)
  • Basic Nanofabrication Processes (PSU: ESC212) (EET273)
  • Thin Films in Nanofabrication (PSU: ESC213) (EET274)
  • Advanced Lithography and Patterning Techniques (PSU: ESC214) (EET275)
  • Materials Modification in Nanofabrication (PSU: ESC215) (EET276)
  • Characterization, Packaging, and Testing of Nanofabricated Structures (PSU: ESC216) (EET277)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

Penn State Nanofabrication Lab
Facilities

Penn State Nanofabrication Lab

World-class capabilities are at your fingertips in this progressive 9,500 sq. ft. integrated lab facility.  

Tour Schedule

Seeing is believing.

Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about. Academic Tours allow you to explore labs and get to the core of your future program. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your academic area of interest, opt for a Self-Scheduled Personal Tour. Comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

Oct 8

Open House

Friday, October 88:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Oct 23

Open House

Saturday, October 238:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Nov 6

Open House

Saturday, November 68:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Nov 19

Open House

Friday, November 198:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

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More Information

  • A competency credential must be completed within three years of enrollment in the credential.
  • Non-traditional credit such as credit-by-exam, work/life experience, and transfer credit is limited to one third of the total credits in the credential.  Two thirds of the requirements must be completed by course enrollment.
  • Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course to merit the credential.

Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page for requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.