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Nano Engineering Technology

  • Associate Degree - Two Years
  • Program Code: 10-635-1
  • Eligible for Financial Aid

The Nano Engineering Technology Program provides training for those seeking a career in micro or nano systems engineering, manufacturing and scientific laboratory applications, or micro manufacturing in electronics or thin film processing.

The program provides instruction for non-medical laboratory workers with hands-on training to:

  • apply hands on fundamental laboratory procedures and practices.
  • design and produce micro and nano scale products.
  • analyze materials using an array of equipment.
  • analyze and troubleshoot micro and nano level processes.
  • monitor production processes with an emphasis on safety and quality assurance.

Coursework includes lab science fundamentals, biotechnology, chemistry, physics, and nanoscience. You will design, produce, and analyze molecular level applications as they have transitioned from research to consumer products. You will use instrumentation, micro and nano fabrication processes, statistics, written communication, math, manufacturing processes, quality assurance, safety, and computer aided design. In addition, the program offers training in leadership, sociology, psychology, and project management to help graduates prepare for their careers in engineering technology.

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Minimum Program Credits Required - 67
Admissions Requirements

Admission Overview

The admissions process has been broken down into phases. Some programs only have one phase, while others have multiple phases.

Phase One: General Admission

  • If you have an international degree/diploma you must take the TOEFL® exam and receive a minimum score of 61 on the internet-based test, or 500 on the paper-based test. If you want to be included in a study group to prepare for the TOEFL exam contact Lynette Neibauer at 715-858-1892 or

Entrance Assessment

ACT scores (copy of score sheet required) or an Associate Degree or higher (transcript required) may be used as a substitution for the Compass test.

COMPASS Reading: 80 (required for admission)
COMPASS Writing: 60 (required for admission)
COMPASS Pre-Algebra 45 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Algebra: 35 (required for admission)
ACT Reading: 19 (required for admission)
ACT English: 18 (required for admission)
ACT Math: 19 (required for admission)

Phase Two

Students whose COMPASS® scores do not meet the minimum levels should meet with an academic advisor to develop a Remediation Plan which may include taking specific coursework.

Phase Three: Core Course Eligibility

Once you have successfully completed Phase One and Two you will either be accepted into your program, or placed on a waiting list if your program is full.

Applicants in the process of satisfying COMPASS® minimums and completing academic prerequisites coursework must submit a Core Course Eligibility Form (CCE Form) to the Admissions Office after all coursework is completed and grades have been processed.

International Students

See our International Students website for more information.

Estimated Costs

2014-2015 Tuition & Fees

View a breakdown of additional fees, on our Tuition & Fees page.

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 (out-of-state resident)


The figure below is an estimate of what you will pay for books throughout the duration of your program if you purchase your books through the CVTC bookstore. For more details visit


Total Program Cost

The figure below is an estimate based on current tuition and fee rates and is intended for planning purposes only.