Semiconductor Technology and Manufacturing (STeM) Graduate Certificate

Prepare for an exciting, cutting-edge tech career with this affordable, fully online certificate program.

Position Yourself for a Lucrative Career in Semiconductor Manufacturing

Use your tech talents to shape the future of semiconductor manufacturing in the U.S. From phones and computers to aircraft and medical devices, semiconductors are critical in the advanced devices we rely on every day. As our reliance on these technologies has increased, so has the global device demand. The semiconductor manufacturing industry is poised for major growth. Will you be ready to take advantage of the lucrative opportunities that are emerging?

USF’s Semiconductor Technology and Manufacturing (STeM) Graduate Certificate will prepare you with the industry skills required to step into a career with big-name manufacturers of this vital component. The program’s flexible scheduling offers full-time or part-time study, allowing classes to fit into your busy life. Once you finish, you’ll be prepared to step into an exciting role in this cutting-edge technology field.

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Why Choose USF’s STeM Graduate Certificate?

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Head Start on Competition

Opportunity to quickly enter a high-demand industry.

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Affordable Costs

Low tuition rates offer big ROI.

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Fast Completion

Short, 15-credit program can be completed in just months.

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No GRE Required

Test scores are not needed to apply.

Is the Online Certificate Program Right for You?

The STeM Graduate Certificate is ideal for students with advanced engineering, math and science skills who are ready to make their mark in advanced tech field. This includes those who hold undergraduate degrees in several technical disciplines:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Physics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Individuals with professional experience and job titles such as test engineers and process engineers may also be a good fit if they possess physics knowledge.

Take Advantage of a Seamless Path to a Master’s Degree

Why stop with a graduate certificate? Once you earn the STeM Graduate Certificate and get your foot in the door with a semiconductor manufacturer, you have the option to return to the classroom for a full master’s degree. When you successfully complete this certificate (and meet the minimum 3.00 GPA requirements), you’ll qualify for admission to USF’s face-to-face electrical engineering master’s degree program. Build on your knowledge with advanced study that may qualify you for a leadership role.

Want another option to enhance your STeM Graduate Certificate? We’re partnering with USF’s Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education to offer an optional workshop that will help you advance in your career. You’ll have the option to choose one of the three workshops designed to give you in-demand skills for employers:

  • Project Management for Engineers
  • Process Improvement for Engineers
  • Emotional Intelligence and Situational Leadership for Engineers

Participants receive a digital badge after successful completion of the certificate to share on their professional networks.

Start a Lucrative Career Fast

Median annual earnings for those in the semiconductor manufacturing industry is projected at over $100,000 per year. The STeM Graduate Certificate offers you the chance to get your foot in the door during a period when demand for qualified professionals is prepared to grow. Get hands-on training that qualifies you for a career with some of the biggest names in semiconductor fabrication:

  • Intel
  • Samsung
  • Plasma-Therm
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)

Enjoy the job security of a high-demand field that shows no signs of slowing down. Semiconductor production will command an increasingly bigger share of the workforce as technologies expand. Are you ready to enter this high-demand field? Download our brochure today to see if this certification will give you the career boost you want.

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