Nanofabrication Manufacturing: A Cutting-Edge Career
Why Choose Nanomanufacturing as a Career?
Nanomanufacturing uses nano-scale materials to produce goods with novel traits, higher performance, and environmental sustainability. It can be either “bottom up,” where molecules are used to build structures, or “top down,” where molecules are precisely removed to create a pattern.
A nanometer is 1 billionth of a meter. Because they are so small, it takes special training to work with these nanoparticles. Most people completely lack any experience in this area, therefore, graduates in this program are automatically in high demand.
What Will I Learn?
Students will learn cleanroom protocols, material processing and characterization, hardware training, safety and environmental training and computer simulation.
Students study manufacturing at Westmoreland for three semesters before completing their degree requirements at the Nanofabrication Facility at Penn State University. Tuition for courses completed at Penn State University are calculated at Westmoreland rates. View Nanofabrication Manufacturing in the College Catalog
A degree in Bionanotechnology is also available. Learn more here.
Nanomanufacturing offers cutting-edge careers that touch many different areas of research, technology and manufacturing. Graduates will be prepared to work in industries using semiconductor manufacturing, optoelectronics, biomedical applications and microelectro mechanical systems, which use the technology of microscopic devices.
In the 10-county region surrounding Westmoreland County Community College, earnings for occupations related to this program range from $20.08 to $32.18 per hour, with an average hourly wage of $25.91.
*Data provided by EMSI (economicmodeling.com)