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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.


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What is the Semiconductor industry?

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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).

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Job Outlook

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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

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Course Dates



Spring 2023 Course Schedule

Join our waitlist and you'll be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis as seats become available in the classes below! Please note, all courses take place Monday - Friday.


Chandler-Gilbert Community College

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

          April 3, 2023 - April 14, 2023 | 4:30pm - 8:30pm
          April 17, 2023 - April 28, 2023 | 8:00am - 12:00pm
          April 17, 2023 - April 28, 2023 | 4:30pm - 8:30pm
          May 1, 2023 - May 12, 2023 | 8:00am - 12:00pm
          May 1, 2023 - May 12, 2023 | 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Estrella Mountain Community College

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


Mesa Community College

➤ Location: Mesa Community College | 1833 West Southern Ave Mesa, AZ 85202           

            April 17, 2023 - April 28, 2023 | 8:00am - 12:00pm
            April 17, 2023 - April 28, 2023 | 4:30pm - 8:30pm
            May 1, 2023 - May 12, 2023 | 8:00am - 12:00pm
            May 1, 2023 - May 12, 2023 | 4:30pm - 8:30pm
            May 15, 2023 - May 26, 2023 | 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Duration and Modality

10 days (4 hours per day in the mornings or evenings) | In-person


You will eligible to receive a $270 tuition stipend, which fully covers Arizona resident tuition and partially covers non-resident tuition. The stipend will be awarded upon successfully completing the class and passing the NIMS Technician Certification test. Students who fail to successfully pass the certification test will be responsible for paying the $270 tuition.


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, healthcare, vacation time, sick time, bonuses, and even stock options! 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)


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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.