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Electronic Design
2009 - 2010 Electronic Design Program Information

Also a Tech Prep Program

The Electronic Design AAS and the Electronic Design Automation Certificate programs introduce students to the techniques and skills required to design printed circuit boards for industry.

Printed circuit boards may be found in almost all electronic products such as cell phones, televisions, electronic watches, aircraft, and automobiles. These high-tech assemblies integrate electronic devices and their interconnections into a functional electronic device. Students in the program experience intensive hands-on training and are taught the rules and guidelines necessary to produce designs that may be manufactured economically while being functionally correct.

Tech Prep students who took collegiate-level courses in electronic design while in high school may elect to receive college credit by contacting the Global EDGE office. A petition for Tech Prep credit should be completed as soon as possible upon admission to Collin.

Career Options
Enjoy a profitable career in a high-tech industry. The job market for these skills includes, but is not limited to:
     Aircraft Industry
     Defense
     Space
     Electronic Firms
     Custom Printed Circuit Board Companies
     Research Organizations
     Semiconductor Manufacturing Firms
     Telecommunications Industry


AAS – Electronic Design
70 credit hours

Note:  This degree has been updated since the 2009 - 2010 catalog was printed.


First Year
First Semester
CETT 1403 DC Circuits 1
CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals1
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 1
DFTG 1358 Electrical/Electronics Drafting
HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities
MATH 1314 College Algebra
2

Second Semester
CETT 1405 AC Circuits 1
CETT 1421 Electronic Fabrication
CETT 1429 Solid State Devices 1
DFTG 2305 Printed Circuit Board Design
MATH 1316 Trigonometry
Elective*

Second Year
First Semester
CETT 1457 Linear Integrated Circuits
DFTG 2356 Advanced Printed Circuit Board Design
PHED/DANC Any activity course
SPCH 1311 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Elective*

Second Semester
DFTG 2381 Cooperative Education - Drafting and Design Technology/Technician,
                  General (Capstone)
ECON 1301 Introduction to Economics
ENGL 1301 Composition/Rhetoric I
Elective*
Elective*

Note: Preferred core choices are underlined.  See other options in AAS core, unless otherwise noted.

1 Tech Prep course which may have been completed in high school
2 College Algebra level or higher required
* Electives (12 credit hours): BMGT 2331, BUSI 1301, BUSI 2301, DFTG 1305,
   DFTG 2319, DFTG 2332, DFTG 2336, or ENGL 2311


CERTIFICATE


Electronic Design Automation Certificate
39 credit hours

Note:  This certificate has been updated since the 2009 - 2010 catalog was printed.


First Year
First Semester
CETT 1403 DC Circuits1
CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals1
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 1
DFTG 1358 Electrical/Electronics Drafting

Second Semester
CETT 1405 AC Circuits 1
CETT 1421 Electronic Fabrication
CETT 1429 Solid State Devices
DFTG 2305 Printed Circuit Board Design

Second Year
First Semester
CETT 1457 Linear Integrated Circuits
DFTG 2336 Computer-Aided Drafting Programming
DFTG 2356 Advanced Printed Circuit Board Design (Capstone)

1 Tech Prep course which may have been completed in high school





Note: The second digit in a course number indicates the number of credit hours
for that course.