June 4, 2019


NASHUA – Nashua Community College is hosting its 12th Microelectronics Boot Camp graduation Friday, June 7 at 10 AM. The 16 students are due to graduate, and several have already received job offers.

All are welcome to arrive at 9 AM to tour the lab facility and meet instructors, lab assistants, and industry partners. The graduation will take place at 10 AM in Room 150 next to the Atrium inside the main entrance. Light refreshments will be served.

About the Boot Camp

The Microelectronics Boot Camp is an accelerated 10-week noncredit career training program for wire/ribbon bonding and die attach for microelectronic components in manufacturing. The program was developed in partnership with BAE Systems in 2016 to fill the gap in the labor market. NCC now partners with many local businesses, such as Mercury Systems, API Technology, MACOM, MIT Lincoln Labs, Lockheed Martin, Monzite, and more. As a founding partner, all program graduates are guaranteed an interview with BAE Systems, and BAE remains a strong supporter of the boot camp. After two years and 11 graduations, the program has a 95 percent job placement rate.

Graduates have ranged in age from 18 to 63, and hail from diverse industries such as food service, veterinary tech, sales, and communication, as well as assistance programs like WOIA, and MY TURN, INC. Graduates have gone on to continue their education with the support of their employer, with alumni returning to NCC to pursue degrees in programs such as electronic engineering technology. Alumni also support each new generation of students as lab assistants on campus, and as workplace mentors. A new Microelectronics Boot Camp begins June 24, 2019. Each session includes about 16 students and runs 10 weeks for 40 hours per week.

The program cost is $5,500, and sessions run all year. NCC is also partnering with new companies all the time, with Microsembly of Hudson recently visiting the lab for the first time to speak with students and explore the development of internship opportunities. Learn more about the boot camp at www.nashuacc.edu/academics/microelectronics-boot-camp.

About Nashua Community College

Since 1970, Nashua Community College has been successfully meeting the educational needs of the Greater Nashua area through providing a high quality two-year, post-secondary education. The college partners closely with area industries that provide students with a unique perspective in their fields of study, allowing for a real-world experience to further their academic journey. Students can choose from a variety of associate degree and certificate programs, with six of their programs now being offered online. Nashua Community College is a member of the Community College System of New Hampshire. The seven community colleges in the system are committed to working with businesses throughout the state to train and retain employees to develop a robust workforce across all sectors and embraces the “65 by 25 Initiative,” which calls for 65 percent of New Hampshire citizens to have some form of postsecondary education by 2025 to meet future workforce demands. Learn more at nashuacc.edu.