Progressive Junior College of New York
SCI 101 An Introduction to Nanotechnology
This course will provide students with an insight into the nanotechnology industry. Students will be introduced to terminologies, principles and applications. Students will also be introduced to different types of fabrication processes including top-down and bottom-up fabrication.
SCI 103 Nanotechnology and the Economy
This course will introduce students to the impact of nanotechnology on the economy and environment. Students will be introduced to emerging branches of nanotechnology, including nanoelectronics and nanobioscience and nanotechnology in the environment. Prerequisite: SCI 101.
SCI 104 The History of Nanotechnology
Students will examine the historical evolution of nanotechnology reaching as far back as the Industrial Revolution. Students will understand how inventions of the 20th Century helped to create the nanotechnological movement of today. Students will look at two large corporations involved in nanotechnology and how they are shaping the face of the 21st Century. Prerequisite: SCI 101.
SCI 110 Nanoscale Science and Chemistry I
Students will look at the materials involved in nanotechnology. The students will gain an understanding of the types of bonds present (ionic, covalent) as well as be introduced to thermodynamics and quantum applications. .
SCI 112 Nanoscale Science and Chemistry II
Students will investigate chemical bonding and how it is different from covalent or ionic. Students will gain an understanding the various conditions that affect materials and their behaviors such as phases, equilibrium, reaction rates, and the structure of matter, materials, and crystals. Prerequisite: SCI 110.
SCI 120 Nanoscale Science and Physics I
Students will understand how Classical mechanics, otherwise known as Newtonian mechanics, impacts nanotechnological materials. Students will apply the laws of motion and momentum, and how those applications affect the work-energy equivalence. This course will include static and dynamic affects on materials.
SCI 122 Nanoscale Science and Physics II
Students will gain an understanding of how the field of classical mechanics influenced the field of quantum mechanics. Students will understand how nanotechnological materials are affected by charge, electrostatic potential, and current. Students will study electrical currents and how the Lorentz force is applied to nanoscale systems and materials. Prerequisite: SCI 120.
SCI 124 Nanoscale Science and Physics III
Students will expand on their knowledge of physical properties by studying wave phenomena such as waves, oscillations, scattering, and diffraction. Students will investigate the nature of matter and how different materials in different environments react differently. Students will explore the DeBroglie hypothesis, fundamental the double slit experiment, electron diffraction, modern physics. Prerequisite(s): SCI 120 and SCI 122.
SCI 201 Nanotechnology and Automation
Students will be introduced to the computer software as it relates to nanotechnology, including automation and instrument controls. This course will allow students to use and understand LabView software and its application to nanotechnological processes such as acquiring, viewing, analyzing, and representing data. Prerequisite(s): of SCI 110 and SCI 120.
SCI 202 Introduction to Nanoscale Design
This course will allow students to develop competencies and confidence in the field of nanotechnology. Students will use computer aided design software (CAD) to create and complete projects after being introduced to the entire developmental design process, including idea generations, estimating, selection, manufacturing and the ethics and responsibilities involved in those decisions. Students will become creative thinkers and designers with the ability to persuade others to try their ideas. Prerequisite(s): SCI 110 and SCI 120.