SAN DIEGO – Registrants for the PCB West four-day technical conference will get $400 off the new Printed Circuit Engineering Professional curriculum registration fee, UP Media Group announced today.

The Printed Circuit Engineering Professional curriculum is a new weeklong program on printed circuit engineering layout based on current technology trends. It was developed by PCE-EDU, a group of experts in printed circuit design with a combined 250 years of industry experience and covers more than 65 major topics ranging from design to materials and fabrication processes.

Registration is open for the next set of workshops, which take place Oct. 18-22 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT each day.

The five-day course covers basics of the profession, materials, manufacturing methods and processes; circuit definition and capture; board layout data and placement; circuit routing and interconnection; signal-integrity and EMI applications; flex PCBs; documentation and manufacturing preparation; and advanced electronics (energy movement in circuits, transmission lines, etc.).

The curriculum also provides ongoing reference material for continued development in the profession. The course references general CAD tool practices and is vendor-agnostic.

The course includes a 400-page workbook and an optional exam with a lifetime certification recognized by the Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA).

The instructor, Mike Creeden, CID+, has 44 years of industry experience as an educator, PCB designer, applications engineer and business owner. As technical director of Design Education at Insulectro, he helps OEMs and fabricators achieve design success for best material utilization. He has served as a Master Instructor for the CID+ IPC Designer Certification program, was a primary contributor to the CID+ curriculum, and founded San Diego PCB Design.

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