Nano means 10-9, a nanometer is one-billionth of a meter or
the length of 10 atoms of hydrogen standing side by side, and
nanotechnology is the development of technologies in the
nanoscale range from 1 to 100 nanometers. This is incredibly
Ivy Tech's Nanotechnology program provides you with the
skills needed to work as a technician in this emerging field.
In this program, you will benefit from the knowledge and
expertise of Ivy Tech faculty, perform experiments with the
state-of-the-art equipment in Ivy Tech's Nanotechnology
Laboratory, use the University of Notre Dame Nanofabrication
Facility (NDNF), have the opportunity to conduct research at
Notre Dame under the supervision of its internationally
recognized faculty, and eventually earn an associate of science
degree in Nanotechnology.
The impact of
nanotechnology embodies virtually every area in modern
technology, from the electronics industry to drug delivery in
medicine, from biosensors to energy production. This rapid
growth demands a skilled workforce in the form of researchers,
engineers, technicians, and entrepreneurs. In response to this
demand, the Nanotechnology Program at Ivy Tech Community
College provides students with a deep understanding of
nanotechnology concepts, skills in performing nanotechnology
processes, and proficiency in operating the equipment. Team
building, problem solving, project organization, and research
skills are among the professional skills which are taught in
the Nanotechnology Program.
After graduation you will have ample career opportunities in
nanotechnology-related industries. According to the National
Science Foundation, approximately two million nanotechnology
workers will be needed worldwide by 2015. Moreover,
nanotechnology has the potential to create five million
additional related jobs overall in the global market by 2015.
As a skilled technician, you can work in high-tech fields such
as electronic, pharmaceuticals, chemical, and biomedical
industries, to name a few.
You will also have an exciting opportunity to continue your
education at Purdue University-North Central after graduating
from Ivy Tech. Our articulation agreement with Purdue allows
you to transfer all your associate of science credits to
Purdue-North Central toward a bachelor's degree in Engineering
Technology. This means even more career opportunities as well
as a path to graduate school.
Associate of Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)
NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.
The Nanotechnology program is offered at the
following Ivy Tech campuses:
North Central (South Bend)
For more information, please contact:
Chair of Nanotechnology Program
574-289-7001 ext. 6355