Micro Circuit Mask Design

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Academic Plan

AAS Micro Circuit Mask Design

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Career Pathway

Associated Programs

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Micro Circuit Mask Design program prepares students 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 Prerequisites

CSC100 Introduction to Computer Science for C++ 3

ELE101 Beginning Algebra for Technology 3

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC DFT110 Technical Drafting I 3
RC DFT252AA Computer Aided Drafting I: Autocad 3
Mathematics ELE105 Algebra-Trigonometry for Technology 5
RC ELE111 Circuit Analysis I 4

Term 2

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC DFT254AA Computer Aided Drafting II: Autocad 3
RC ELE112 Circuit Analysis II 4
RC ELE131 Digital Logic and Circuits 3
Oral Comm COM100 or
COM110 or
Introduction to Human Communication or
Interpersonal Communication or
Small Group Communication
FYC ENG101 or
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL

Term 3

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
Critical Rdg CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking 0–3

Term 4

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC DFT245AA Integrated Circuit Design - CMOS IA 3
RC ELE121 Solid-State Devices And Circuits I 4
NS CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry 3
NS CHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory 1
RC DFT240 Cadence Virtuoso XL 3

Term 5

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
FYC ENG111 Technical and Professional Writing 3
RC DFT245AB Integrated Circuit Design - CMOS IB 3
RC ELE181 Computer Programming for Technology 3
HU Humanities & Fine Arts Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area 3
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area 3


It is recommended that Term 3 course be taken during the summer.

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and 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.

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