Nanotechnology Degree | Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Pennsylvania


Work in Fields Like Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturing


What Will I Learn?

This program focuses on the preparation of students for work in such fields as biotechnology and pharmaceutical research and manufacturing. Students learn to work with materials at the nanolevel in analysis, production and data collection.

Students study 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 Nanotechnology in the College Catalog

What Will I Earn?

If you plan to stay in the region, there are many occupations related to this program degree and certificates. In the 10-county region* surrounding Westmoreland County Community College, the earnings for occupations in this field range from $18.06 - $45.74 per hour, with an average hourly wage of $30.30. 

It is important to remember that wages vary based on level of education, experience, job location and other factors. 

Source: Data provided by Lightcast™ ( 2023.1

* 10-county region includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland.

Career Opportunities

Students enrolled in this program can work in occupations such as laboratory technician, quality control, and manufacturing technician in such fields as bionanotechnology research, medical laboratories and pharmaceutical manufacturing.