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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Micro Circuit Mask Design
Major: 3505
First Term: 2013 Spring    Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61-64
CIPS Code: 15.1399
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Manufacturing
Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Micro Circuit Mask Design program prepares students to work in the microcircuit design field. The program emphasizes current technological trends in the industry and is designed both for those planning to enter a career in the field as well as for those already working in the field who want to advance and update their knowledge and skills. The curriculum combines coursework in microcircuit mask design with a general education component.

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisite

Program Prerequisites
 Credits: 6
 CSC100Introduction to Computer Science (C++)3
 ELE101Beginning Algebra for Technology3
Required Courses
 Credits: 42
 DFT110Technical Drafting I3
+DFT245AAIntegrated Circuit Design-CMOS IA3
+DFT245ABIntegrated Circuit Design-CMOS IB3
+DFT252AAComputer Aided Drafting I: AutoCAD3
+DFT254AAComputer Aided Drafting II: AutoCAD3
+ELE105Algebra-Trigonometry for Technology5
+ELE111Circuit Analysis I4
+ELE112Circuit Analysis II4
+ELE121Solid-State Devices and Circuits I4
+ELE131Digital Logic and Circuits3
 ELE181Computer Programming for Technology3
+ELE241Microprocessor Concepts4
General Education Requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 19-22
General Education CoreCredits: 9-1212
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
+ENG101First Year Composition (3) OR 
 ENG107First Year Composition for ESL (3) AND 
 ENG111Technical Writing (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
 COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR 
 COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR 
 COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
 CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR 
  Equivalent as indicated by assessment.0-3
MathematicsCredits: 0
 Met by ELE105 in Required Courses area0
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
 CHM130Fundamental Chemistry (3) AND 
 CHM130LLFundamental Chemistry (1)4

Program Competencies
1.Prepare drawings using drafting instrument/equipment such as drafting machine, triangles, scales (English and Metric), templates, bow compass, lettering guide and mechanical pencils. (DFT110)
2.Prepare bipolar integrated circuit diagrams and drawings to stated design rules. (DFT245AA)
3.Prepare Complementary Metal Oxide Silicon (CMOS) integrated circuit diagrams and drawings to stated design rules. (DFT245AB)
4.Set up and operate CAD system to generate drawings. (DFT252AA)
5.Set up and operate CAD system to generate three-dimensional drawings. (DFT254AA)
6.Demonstrate an ability to solve linear algebraic equations. (ELE105)
7.Use algebraic and trigonometric functions to solve electronic problems. (ELE105)
8.Apply Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws to the solution of alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) circuits and networks. (ELE111, ELE112)
9.Apply small signal analysis to bipolar and field-effect transistor circuits, and multistage amplifiers. (ELE121)
10.Apply the concept of Boolean algebra to the generation and reduction of logic circuits. (ELE131)
11.Use computer programs to solve technology related problems. (ELE181)
12.Use assembly language to program a microprocessor. (ELE241)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.