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Partnership with Intel Brings First Artificial Intelligence Degree to Estrella Mountain Community College

Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is one of two Maricopa Community Colleges that have been tapped to launch a new degree program in partnership with Intel Corporation. EMCC and Chandler/Gilbert Community College will offer an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and Certification of Completion in Artificial Intelligence beginning with an online pilot program this fall. The degree is the first of its kind offered at the community and technical college-level in Arizona and the only one of its kind in the country.

“We are thrilled to be leading the charge with this innovative new program,” EMCC President Dr. Rey Rivera said. “Artificial intelligence is a rapidly growing field with an average starting salary of $70,000 to $98,000. Our students’ success is our No. 1 priority so it is truly an honor to be preparing them for these exciting new job opportunities and higher wages.”

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