Nanotechnology Open House at Oakton
Looking for the fast track to a rewarding technician career? Join Oakton Community College for free Open House events on Thursday, January 5, 2017 and Thursday, January 12, 2017 highlighting nanotechnology - one of the most rapidly growing career fields. On the cutting edge of science, nanotechnology plays a critical role in biology, chemistry, engineering, medicine, and physics – from building microprocessors and delivering anti-cancer drugs efficiently to making clothes more stain resistant and improving sunscreen absorption.
Projections are that the field will need six million workers and 2.5 million support personnel, with salaries ranging from $30,000 to $95,000 (depending on the level of education). You can enter this field by completing Oakton's Certificate in Nanotechnology.
Attend any open house from 6-7:30 p.m. in Skokie’s Illinois Science + Technology Park (IS+TP) Conference Center at 8045 Lamon Avenue. Connect with representatives of local nanotech companies, discuss Oakton’s nanotech curriculum with faculty and alumni, and tour the laboratory. Refreshments will be served.
This Spring 2017, Oakton will offer the four-credit courses Fundamentals of Nanotechnology I – PHY 140 0Y1 [CRN 11163] in addition to Fundamentals of Nanotechnology II - PHY 141 0Y1 [CRN 11220] as well as Nanotechnology Internship - PHY 143 050 [CRN 11480] . These courses play a fundamental role in Oakton's Nanotechnology Certificate. Gain hands-on experience in a nanotechnology lab, and work with atomic and electron microscopes, nano analysis tools, and profilometers that enhance 3-D imaging. And, once you complete the courses, apply for internship opportunities offered by science and technology companies housed at the IS+TP.
Open house parking is available at 4835 Searle Parkway. Registration at the Open House is encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. PHY 140 begins on January 23 and meets on Mondays from 6:30 - 9:20 p.m. PHY 141 begins on January 18 and meets on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 9:20 p.m. PHY 143 begins on January 17 and meets on dates that are mutually convenient to the student and the faculty. Only 20 students can enroll in each class, so register today at www.oakton.edu.
For questions on either the Open House or the course, contact Robert Sompolski, dean of mathematics and technologies, at 847-635-1975 or email@example.com.