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Nanotechnology AOC

Think big by thinking small…
Nanotechnology is the future of advanced manufacturing and product development! Nanotechnologists manipulate matter at the atomic level (nano = one billionth of a meter) developing new products and equipment as well as drugs and diagnostic tools. Our NANOTECHNOLOGY PROGRAM will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to function as a nanotechnology technician in research or nanofabrication.
Professor of Chemistry/Physics
Location: SCIENCE (S) 70
What will you learn?
  • Understanding of the basic principles of biology, chemistry and physics
  • Laboratory skills
  • Data Analysis
  • How to operate complex instrumentation
  • Clean Room procedures
What will you do?
  • Nanotech technician
  • Nanotech research assistant
  • Medical equipment product and development
  • Food Science product and development
  • Electronic and computer components product and development

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Program Details
Our NANOTECH PROGRAM is a unique partnership between Allegany College of Maryland and Penn State University. Upon completion of this degree, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain a position as a nanotechnology technician. If you choose to continue your studies, you will be well set to transfer to another institution to obtain your Bachelor's Degree.

After taking 51 credits of coursework at Allegany College of Maryland, you will transfer to Penn State University, Main Campus, for your capstone (final) semester.  You will then be eligible for an Associate of Science Degree – Area of Concentration in Nanotechnology, from Allegany College of Maryland.

The benefits of this program are many! While at Allegany College, you will take necessary core courses at a fraction of the cost of large universities. Our small class sizes and attentive faculty provide you with a personalized, hands-on education.

During your capstone semester at Penn State, you will take specialized nanotechnology classes and gain experience working in a Clean Room Laboratory. You may qualify for reduced tuition while having the opportunity to attend a large research university.

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Program Goals & Learning Outcomes
Program Goals
  • Science faculty will clearly and professionally share scientific knowledge and concepts in lecture and lab
  • Laboratory Instructors will teach scientific skill sets needed for students to succeed with their continued education or when entering the workforce
  • The Science Division will support and promote the capstone semester at Penn State University
Learning Outcomes
  • Students effectively communicate science concepts and processes using both written and verbal skills
  • Students exhibit appropriate use of laboratory equipment and technology
  • Students can use analytic tools to problem solve
  • Students are prepared for their capstone semester at Penn State University
  • Science majors are prepared to transfer to a four year institution in a scientific field

Meet the Faculty

Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty and staff are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, scientific field of Nanotechnology.

Michele Barmoy
Professor of Biology

Science 67

B.A., University Maryland Baltimore County
M.S., Frostburg State University

Donna Brunelli
Chair of Science Division, Professor

Science 51

B.S., Wikes University
D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Joy Freidenbloom
Science Lab Coordinator

Science 52

B.S., Pennsylvania State University

Steven Heninger
Professor of Chemistry/Physics

Science 70

B.S., University of Connecticut
M.S, Pennsylvania State University

Roberta Mills
Office Manager, Science Division and Auto Technology

Science 50

A.A.S., Allegany College of Maryland

James Stickler 

Professor Emeritus of Biology and Chemistry


B.S., West Virginia University
M.S., Ph.D. University of Kentucky
B.A., Morris Harvey College
C.A.S. West Virginia College of Graduate Studies

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