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About the Semiconductor Manufacturing Program

How to Get Started

To get started in Semiconductor Manufacturing, complete the admissions process at Richland College.

When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in Semiconductor Manufacturing so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take.

If you are planning to earn an associate degree or certificate in Semiconductor Manufacturing, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.


Dallas County residents pay $156 per three-hour class — that’s $52 per credit hour, or just $624 for a full semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

Get detailed information about the courses required for the following awards:

Other Degree and Certificate Options

Together, the colleges of Dallas County Community College District offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of our degree plans by college or visit our credit programs home page.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Each of the Dallas County Community College District’s seven colleges — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — is individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Developing Skills for Success

In addition to receiving classroom instruction, students in Semiconductor Manufacturing have the opportunity to participate in cooperative education to gain first-hand knowledge and experience in the semiconductor industry.

Related Programs

Not sure what you want to study? Check out related programs in Technology and Data Systems, including Nanotechnology, Engineering Technology and Digital Forensics.

Faculty Profiles

Our Semiconductor Manufacturing faculty members not only have academic degrees in their field but have real-world experience in the industry, which makes them able to relate to the challenges you will face in a competitive job market. Our instructors work closely with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to succeed in school and on the job. See profiles of some of our Semiconductor Manufacturing faculty.

Transfer Information

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology are designed for entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.