The Automation Technician certification is now offered to students who want to develop hands on technical skills in robotics and automation.
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The arrival of Intel’s $20 billion manufacturing complex in central Ohio brings with it the promise of 3,000 high-paying, high-tech jobs building semiconductor chips that power almost every electronic device that we depend on for life. Intel’s announcement is just the start of more high-tech jobs in Ohio. And those jobs start with one-year certificates as well as associate and bachelor’s degrees—plus scholarships to help expand access to high-tech workforce training.
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Automation Technician Certificate
Mechatronics Technician Certificate
The Mechatronics Technician certification is now offered to students who want to combine the application of electronics and mechanics to better understand and improve industrial processes.
Careers in High Tech
Work-Life Balance with Intel
Manufacturing technicians and specialists are at the heart of Intel's mission to build the world's best processors. Otis Chandler describes how Intel technicians enjoy a rewarding career with opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance.
Manufacturing technicians are the first to introduce bare silicon into the factory and the last to pack and ship the finished product. Gina Robles describes the excitement of working with “mind-blowing” technology.
Teamwork in the Clean Room
Manufacturing technicians are at the heart of Intel’s 24-7 manufacturing. Jesse Flachsbart describes using cutting-edge technology and developing relationships with engineers and tool owners to maximize wafer output without compromising safety.
Ohio University leading Appalachian Semiconductor Education and Technical (ASCENT) Ecosystem
Intel awarded Ohio University $3 million in grant funding to serve as the lead institution for the Appalachian Semiconductor Education and Technical (ASCENT) Ecosystem, a program that will create an inclusive workforce development and training program to cultivate the next generation of skilled technical professionals for Ohio’s emerging semiconductor industry.
ASCENT Program Leaders
Chair of Ohio University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and the Joseph K. Jachinowski Professor. Dr. Karanth leads the Technologies for Emerging Computer Architecture Laboratory (TEAL).
Chair of Ohio University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and Director of the Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute. Dr. Stinaff’s research centers on investigating the optical and electronic properties of novel semiconductor materials, nanostructures and nanostructure-based devices.