Semiconductor Manufacturing at ACC

Semiconductors—or chips—are key electronic components critical to the global economy and national security. These chips are the brains of everything from everyday devices like flashlights and smartphones to advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and clean energy, shaping the future of innovation and progress.

At Austin Community College District, students receive the combination of hands-on technical training and academic theory required to enter, or upskill within, the semiconductor industry.

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Why Semiconductor Training?

It’s an important industry gaining momentum across the nation — in Texas — and especially here in Central Texas. Our region is home to more than 200 semiconductor plants and is responsible for more than one-quarter of all U.S. semiconductor exports to the tune of $17.3B.

It’s a career with a future!


growth in Texas semiconductor firms in 5 years

Jobs expected nationally by 2030

Jobs in Texas currently

Skilled jobs expected in Central Texas

Semiconductor Training at ACC

ACC offers training at all career levels. You’ll find a program that can give you the skills you need whether you’re just getting started in the industry or looking to skill-up.

Stackable Credentials

Fast track your semiconductor technician career with a certificate from our continuing education program. Or, get one of our stackable credentials that can build toward an associate degree in Applied Technology and ultimately a Bachelor’s of Applied Technology Degree in Manufacturing Technology.

Training Centers

ACC semiconductor training centers are conveniently located in our north, central, and south regions. Students can get instruction in state-of-the-art facilities that provide training on the equipment in the fab.

Hands-On Learning

ACC programs feature industry partnerships with local employers like Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Applied Materials, and NXP Semiconductors. In our state-of-the-art classrooms, you’ll get a broad education in design, manufacturing, and technology along with hands-on training in computer-aided design, production processes, quality control, electronics, and more.

In the News

Learn more about the semiconductor technician training initiative and ACC’s nationally recognized science, engineering, and math programs. Here you will find news articles, announcements, and videos with information about ACC, our faculty, our students, and our partners.

Our Partners

The Semiconductor Technician Training Initiative is growing! Find out more about our industry-leading partners and their goals for the initiative, and come back often because new companies and institutions are joining every day.

"Austin Community College is instrumental in creating talent pipelines for the semiconductor industry in the Austin area. The college’s commitment to bolster diverse and skilled labor is commendable, and Applied Materials is excited to continue to partner with ACC to meet our workforce development needs."


Mark Derderian
Worldwide Operations Talent Development Manager


“Infineon Technologies is proud to collaborate with Austin Community College (ACC) and other semiconductor companies in the thriving Austin technology hub. Our collective efforts are dedicated to spearheading training programs designed to enhance the technical and engineering capabilities of Austin’s workforce. This strategic partnership cultivates a skilled labor force and helps fuel the prosperity of Austin and its technology sector. Infineon’s active engagement with ACC underscores its integral role in the local community’s success.”


Anh-Thu Tran,
Senior Director of Engineering and Operations, Infineon Technologies


“Austin Community College is a regional leader for workforce development training programs that build direct paths for students to train and get the skills needed to meet the growing needs for Central Texas’ manufacturing workforce. Partnerships with ACC and our peers in the industry are vital in creating a unified approach to foster opportunities to achieve and sustain economic prosperity.”


Jon Taylor
Corporate Vice President, Samsung Austin Semiconductor


“Austin Community College is paving the way for workforce development training programs, helping to foster a new generation of local technical and engineering talent. NXP is proud to work with ACC and other companies in the region to develop these programs and nurture the talent necessary to help Austin continue to thrive as a global technology hub.”


Johnnie Cain,
Front End Operations Training Program Manager, NXP Semiconductors


“UT has a rich history as a leader in the semiconductor industry not only in Texas, but across the country, helping position the U.S. to compete globally with the most advanced technology and qualified workforce. America needs a skilled and sustained workforce to bolster our supply chain and mitigate disruptions. Our partnership will bring together our exceptional faculty and students and top-ranked programs with Austin Community College’s nationally renowned workforce training in the heart of Austin’s well-established innovation ecosystem to achieve this.”


Jay Hartzell
President, University of Texas-Austin


Connect with Us

For more information about the semiconductor industry, ACC workforce education, and the semiconductor technician training program at ACC, please reach out to us at the contact info below.

Dr. Laura Marmolejo
Associate Dean, Advanced Manufacturing
[email protected]

CPT & UPskill

Beatriz Weakley
[email protected]

Ruben Ramirez
[email protected]

Corporate Training

Randy Floyd
Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Programs
[email protected]

College Credit Program

Tim Hemesath
[email protected]