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About the Nanotechnology Program

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How to Get Started

To get started in the Nanotechnology program, complete the admissions and registration process at Richland College. When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in the Nanotechnology program so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take.

If you are planning to earn an associate degree or certificate, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.


Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency. 

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

Get detailed information about courses required for the Nanotechnology Associate in Applied Sciences degree. Offered by Richland College, this degree will prepare you to perform the duties of an entry-level nanotechnician in research and development and in manufacturing industries.

Individual courses in Nanotechnology can also be useful to students who are pursuing an education in engineering, electronics, semiconductor manufacturing or biotechnology, among other scientific fields.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

Together, the colleges of the Dallas County Community College District offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus nearly 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of our degree plans by location or visit our credit programs home page. 

Accreditation and Affiliations

Each of the Dallas County Community College District’s seven colleges — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — is individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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The faculty in our School of Engineering and Technology have relevant degrees but also have real-world experience in the workplace, so they can relate to the career challenges you’ll face. Our instructors work with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you succeed in school and in your career. See our Nanotechnology faculty.

Transfer Information

The Nanotechnology program associate degree can provide students direct entry into the workforce. Students pursuing four-year degrees in the sciences, engineering, electronics, semiconductor manufacturing or medicine may also consider the Nanotechnology associate degree as a point of emphasis to supplement their bachelor’s degree.

If you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Nanotechnology program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.