<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=431467597241660&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
  •           Maricopa Community Colleges - Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, and Mesa Community Colleges logo       

Learn the skills you need to get hired in one of Arizona's fastest growing industries – in just 10 days.

Semiconductors make almost every piece of technology that we use possible. They're an essential component of our electronic devices and many of them are made right here in Arizona. We've partnered with major employers like Intel to develop our accelerated Semiconductor Technician Quick Start program where you can learn the skills you need to join this fast-growing industry.


Get Started

What is the Semiconductor industry?

Blue underline

Maricopa County is emerging as a global semiconductor industry hub. Major investment to the Greater Phoenix economy has presented the region with an opportunity to become a world leader in the industry. Semiconductor companies are opening new fabs in the East and West Valley and will hire more than 20,000 people in Arizona. Maricopa Community Colleges is partnering with semiconductor companies around the Valley to provide a short-term training program that will qualify you to get hired in an exciting new career with full-time employment and benefits.


Semiconductor Technicians help manufacture semiconductors (essential components of electronic devices) with the use of special purpose furnaces, x-ray equipment, chemical baths, and equipment used to form circuitry and change conductive properties. These technicians work in a clean room environment and wear "bunny suits" (an overall garment to minimize contaminants).

Job Outlook Icon

Job Outlook

Blue Underline

Arizona leads the nation in pay for Semiconductor Processing Technicians, with an average salary of nearly $30 per hour or $62,370 per year (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)! Upon successful completion, you'll have an opportunity to interview with our employer partners looking to hire thousands of entry-level technicians starting at $20 - $25 per hour depending on experience!

Program Details

Program Details

Blue underline

Course Dates



CLASS FULL June 6 – 17, 2022 | Monday – Friday | 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Mesa Community College | 1833 West Southern Ave Mesa, AZ 85202

Additional Summer 2022 Dates Coming Soon!

Mesa Community College | 1833 West Southern Ave Mesa, AZ 85202

Summer 2022 Dates Coming Soon!

Estrella Mountain Community College - West-MEC Southwest Campus | 500 N. Verrado Way Buckeye, AZ 85326

Summer 2022 Dates Coming Soon!

Chandler-Gilbert Community College - Williams Campus | 7360 E Tahoe Ave, Mesa, AZ 85212


10 days (4 hours per day in the mornings or evenings)



You will receive a $270 tuition stipend, which fully covers Arizona resident tuition and partially covers non-resident tuition. The stipend will be awarded upon successful completion. Additional funding may be available to cover other training-related expenses for qualified Maricopa County residents.


Upon successful completion of this course:


  • - You will have an opportunity to interview with semiconductor companies.
  • - You may qualify for full-time positions with a benefits package that can include funds for continuing your education. Benefits start on day one with Intel.
  • - You will have a portable skills certification for your resume showing you're job ready.
  • - You will earn an Employability Skills Certification Credential.
  • - You will earn a college transcript with three credits.
  • - You will have a resume created for interviews.

Ready to get started? Submit the form below and then take the pre-assessment.

Questions? Fill out the form to connect with an advisor or check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Blue underline


The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District.


The Maricopa County Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: 480.731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit http://www.maricopa.edu/non-discrimination.