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Engineering Technology

Intel, Honda, LG, Amgen, Andelyn Biosciences, and other industry leaders are building their futures in central Ohio. We’re building the diverse, well-prepared talent pipeline they need.

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SEPT 9, 2022: Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor John Husted, and Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger joined other industry, political, and education leaders at a ceremonial groundbreaking for Intel’s leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing facility in Licking County

Leading the Way

Columbus State is leading a statewide community college collaboration to prepare Ohio’s semiconductor workforce The Ohio Semiconductor Collaboration Network, bolstered by a $2.8 million Intel grant, was established to create open, shareable curriculum for integration among all 23 community colleges in the state.

  • Columbus State and the Ohio Association of Community Colleges are the network’s principal investigators.
  • The network’s focus is the development of curricula designed to prepare a semiconductor technician workforce of 5,000 or more over three years.
  • Seventy percent of technician roles will require a community college credential.

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“What I saw here today is something I want to bottle up and spread across the country."

- Miguel Cardona, United States Secretary of Education, during April visit to Columbus State engineering technology classrooms

Strength in diversity

Military VeteransDriven by the belief that diversity and inclusion are instrumental in driving innovation, Intel has charged the Ohio Semiconductor Collaboration Network with providing opportunities to:

  • Underrepresented minorities. The network is targeting an enrollment goal of 33% or higher.
  • Women. Intel is committed to reaching 40% representation of women in technical roles by the end of the decade.
  • Military veterans. Veterans have comprehensive and highly transferable skill sets.
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Intel’s commitment to workforce equity and diversity is among the most exciting aspects of this work. The career pathways we’ll build together will result in life-changing economic opportunity for thousands of Ohio students and families and will go a long way toward establishing a new, equitable standard of prosperity for our state.

Dr. David T. Harrison President, Columbus State Community College


The planned $4.2 billion investment in electric vehicle (EV) battery production by Honda and LG Energy Solutions will generate as many as 2,500 new jobs, many in a new plant scheduled to begin production in late 2025 and others in retooled factories including Honda’s four million-square- foot Marysville plant.

Columbus State has taken the first steps in developing curriculum designed to prepare students for jobs in EV battery production. The college is working with Honda and LG Energy Solutions to articulate the expertise and skill sets needed by EV battery technicians and is in the early stages of aligning academic programs accordingly. Columbus State is also invested in supporting a statewide electronic vehicle talent- development framework in collaboration with JobsOhio and the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association.

$4.2 Billion Investment

2,500 New Jobs Will Be Generated


Engineering Technology Programs

We offer a variety of Engineering Technology programs designed to give you a well-rounded skillset and prepare you for a solid job. View All Engineering Technology Programs

Semiconductor Manufacturing Certificate

Semiconductor Fundamentals Certificate

Intel is bringing thousands of good jobs to the Columbus region. Columbus State, in partnership with community colleges across Ohio, developed a one-year certificate to prepare workers interested in Intel and other high-tech manufacturing careers. Participants will finish job-ready  and gain transferable skills to work in a wide spectrum of manufacturing settings.

For College Credit | 2-semester Certificate

Electro-Mechanical Engineering AAS

Electro-Mechanical Engineering AAS

The skills Electro-Mechanical Engineering technicians possess are used in virtually every industry, from manufacturing, to environmental control, to food and pharmaceutical production, to power plants. Semiconductor giant Intel has approved this degree as a prime education and training program for Intel careers. Learn More

For College Credit | 2-Year Degree

Modern Manufacturing Work Study

Modern Manufacturing Work Study

The MMWS program combines classroom and lab learning with the opportunity for a paid work-study position at a local industry partner. (Students enrolled in the above AAS programs are eligible to participate.) 

For College Credit | Earn and Learn Program