Published March 20, 2023 | Version v1
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Semiconductor Resurgence Creates Opportunity at Community Colleges

  • 1. Natural Sciences Division, Pasadena City College, CA
  • 2. Division for Advanced Technologies, Columbus State Community College, Columbus,
  • 3. Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering Division, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills,
  • 4. Department of Engineering, Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA


Newly announced semiconductor fabrication facilities in Ohio, Arizona, Indiana, New York, and Kansas have led to a need to increase the number of semiconductor workers, including technicians and engineers. The recently signed CHIPS and Science Act provides $52 billion of funding to support the semiconductor industry, with over $5 billion allocated for workforce development. This paper focuses on how community colleges can support technician education and prepare a diverse student population for transfer into semiconductor disciplines at four-year universities.


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The Micro Nano Technology Education Center (MNT-EC) 2000281
National Science Foundation