8045 Lamon Avenue
Nanotechnology Open House at Oakton
Nanotechnology Education, Employment and Economic Development Initiative (NE3I)
Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Looking for the fast track to a rewarding technician career? Join Oakton Community College for free Open House events on Thursday, August 13, 2015 and Thursday, August 20, 2015 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.
By 2016, 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 Fall 2015 term, Oakton will offer the four-credit courses Fundamentals of Nanotechnology I – PHY 140 0Y5 [CRN 31428] in addition to Fundamentals of Nanotechnology II – PHY 141 050 [CRN 31679] as well as Nanotechnology Projects – PHY 142 050 [CRN 31724]. 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 August 26 and meets on Wednesdays (at the IS+TP) from 6 – 9 p.m.. An online component of the course will be included in the instruction. PHY 141 begins on August 25 and meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays (at the IS+TP) from 6 – 8:50 p.m.. PHY 142 begins on August 24 and meets on Mondays (at the IS+TP) from 6-10 p.m.. Only 20 students can enroll, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.