About Electronic CAD

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Workforce Information

Electronic drafters produce wiring diagrams, assembly diagrams for circuit boards, and layout drawings used in manufacturing and in installing and repairing electronic devices and components.

Please see the Bureau of Labor Statistics page on Electronic Drafters by visiting their site here.

Please see the Occupational Information Network page on Electronic Drafters by visiting their site here.

Programs Offered

This program is intended for students pursing careers in the field of Electronic CAD (ECAD). In this field, CAD technicians and designers are responsible for creating the graphics used in the manufacture, service, and installation of electronic equipment including the layout and design of Integrated Circuits, Printed Circuit Boards (PCB), and MEMS (Micro-Electromechanical Systems) devices.  Students who choose the Electronic CAD Specialization career track may find employment opportunities with semiconductor design and manufacturing companies and other related industries. The A&E CAD curriculum stresses knowledge of Cadence Virtuoso and Allegro as the base CAD software. Course work also includes the study of DC and digital circuits and the Unix operating system.

At the completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree with an Electronics Specialization, students will be able to (PSLOs):

  • Utilize CAD software to plan and prepare technical graphics and documentation appropriate to the Electrical/Electronic Engineering industry.
  • Utilize CAD software to translate schematics, logic diagrams, and other technical graphics into the physical layout of Integrated Circuits and Printed Circuits.
  • Employ CAD-based verification tools and techniques to debug Integrated Circuit layouts.

Degree Plan


ENGR 1201 – Introduction to Engineering
DFTG 1402 – Intro to Tech Animation & Rendering
DFTG 2402 – Machine Drafting

Contact the Electronic CAD Coordinator, Doug Smith, for further elective options.

This 27 credit hour certificate program is intended for students pursuing careers in the field of Integrated Circuit Mask design. CAD software used in this program includes Cadence Virtuoso and Allegro.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the A&E CAD department’s Electronic CAD coordinator, Douglas Smith, before pursuing this program.

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