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Veterans Training

Cleanroom Training for Veterans


Cleanroom Training for Veterans
Your pathway to advanced technology skills

The Nanomanufacturing Certificate Program (NCP) helps equip military veterans, as well as transitioning military personnel, with skills in nanotechnology-based manufacturing and new product development—skills companies need to move life-changing nano-scale applications out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.

Students enroll in Tidewater Community College (TCC) in Virginia, with lectures hosted and webcast by Penn State’s Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization (CNEU) instructors, and a hands-on component provided by the Norfolk State University Cleanroom Facility.

Have a Hand in Creating Your Future

As a NCP student, you will receive the most current, hands-on exposure available in nanofabrication manufacturing and characterization technology. You will learn a new skill set, making you uniquely qualified to work in the cross-disciplinary field of nanotechnology. These skills will also prepare you to obtain the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International stackable nanotechnology certificates.

The skill set, established by the Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology (NMT) National Advisory Council, includes:
• 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.

Nanomanufacturing Certificate Program

Session dates: Feb. 15 – May 7, 2021

To learn how to pursue this certificate in nanotechnology and for full course descriptions and eligibility requirements, visit

Christopher Blow

Interim Director
Military Strategic Programs Center for Military and Veterans Education
Tidewater Community College

Susan Barger
Operations Manager
CNEU, Penn State

Nanotechnology is Driving a Revolution

Advanced manufacturing and new product development is changing the way we live and learn on our planet—and the way we may solve some of our biggest challenges.

“We haven’t tapped into all of the possibilities of what we can use nanomaterials for and we haven’t created all of the possible nanomaterials yet, so there are going to be exciting new companies, exciting new products, and exciting new services … the nanotechnology industry is going to grow and grow.”
Peter Kazarinoff, Portland Community College