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Training for Veterans

Cleanroom Training for Veterans

Cleanroom Training for Veterans


The Nanomanufacturing Certificate Program (NCP) is a unique collaboration aimed at equipping military veterans, as well as transitioning military personnel, with nanomanufacturing and new product development skills companies need to move life-changing nano-scale applications out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.

This 12-week program consists of six training modules that are designed to provide a foundational background in nanotechnology infrastructure, safety and hygiene, material properties and effects of size, synthesis, fabrication, characterization and application. The program will provide hands-on exposure and practice on nanofabrication processing and characterization toolsets aimed at equipping program completers with nanotechnology-based manufacturing and new product development skills and preparing them for entry into careers in a multitude of industry sectors that are utilizing nanotechnology in their products, processes, and developments.

Students will be enrolled in Tidewater Community College (TCC) in Virginia and lectures will be hosted and webcast by Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) Center instructors, with a hands-on component provided by Norfolk State University (NSU) Cleanroom Facility.

As an NCP student, you will receive the most current, hands-on exposure available in nanofabrication manufacturing and characterization technology, including:

• Basic nanotechnology environmental, health, and safety (EHS) awareness
• Equipment and processing foundation skills
• Patterning
• Fabrication
• Characterization
• Professional skills


  • Hands-on training with the latest nanotechnology fabrication and characterization equipment.
  • Exclusive access to a powerful job network through receiving industry announcements and job postings.
  • Continued Education credits by TCC and Nanotechnology Certificate issued by Penn State’s Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization (CNEU).
  • Preparation to take the ASTM stackable nanotechnology certificates.



February 15, 2021 - May 7, 2021

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