Nano technology is defined as the use of structures which are less than 100 nanometres in size. Nano technology is now used in many industrial sectors, such as for the production of solar and fuel cells or in the manufacture of storage devices and processors.
A assistant for nanotechnology (ANT) can find his or her field of activity in the fields of energy technology, information technology, biotechnology, medical or biomedical engineering, mostly in interdisciplinary teams in industrial research laboratories or at universities. Possible fields of activity are also the development of new materials and measurement technology. Graduates can also be employed in the electronics and semiconductor technology as technical personnel as well as putting their knowledge to use in the production and investigation of micro and nano structures. In addition, the graduates will have acquired an understanding of microscopic foundations acquired and be able to explain and interpret other processes at interface level. Since this is a so-called key technology, the job opportunities for graduates of this specialty are excellent.
The supplementary course of nanotechnology represents a self-contained training unit within their initial training and provides students with a combined promising and professional qualification. The course communicates knowledge that represents the cutting edge of technology and science.
The prerequisite for training as an ANT is a completed vocational training as a biology laboratory assistant, a chemical laboratory assistant, a physical laboratory assistant or a degree in biology (BTA), chemistry (CTA), medicine (MTA) or pharmacy (PTA) ,
After a training period of 6 months, the ANT exam can be taken. Here, the theoretical and practical skills in writing as well as practical examination papers are checked and evaluated.