Maricopa Community Colleges to Offer Nation’s First Intel-Designed AI DegreeJuly 2, 2020 |
by Victoria Harker
In the first collaboration of its kind, Intel is teaming up with the Maricopa County Community College District — the largest community college district in the nation — to produce workers trained in artificial intelligence (AI) skills to meet growing demand in Arizona.
Together they are launching the nation’s first Intel-designed AI certificate and associate degree program. It will enable tens of thousands of students to land careers in high-tech, healthcare, automotive, industrial and aerospace fields, said the district’s interim chancellor, Dr. Steven R. Gonzales.
“This program will train our students for a competitive workforce, strengthen Arizona’s economy as well as help close the opportunity gap we see across the state and be a model for educational institutions across the nation,” Gonzales said.