PCB Design Education is a subject that
is very important to me... In March of 2000 I joined the IPC designers council and immediately got involved in the San Diego chapter activities. I went for my CID in 2001, became an instructor in 2002
and went after my CID+ in 2004. I have been teaching this profession since then as a CID instructor and also
at the local community college. I can recommend no better profession to any young technician or drafter or engineer that wants to broaden their skills. Study,
gain experience and get your certification, and you will be on the road to
a long and satisfying career.
For more on getting your CID click here
Palomar College Class of 2002
Del Mar Electronics Show 2005
CID Workshop Santa Ana, CA - Oct 13, 2007
There is a PCB Design Tutorial you can read at
And another at :
Also a great Article on the Basics of PCB
design by Susy Webb
Also check out the Wikipedia website articles
on Printed Circuit boards...
There are consultants that do training... and
have great content on their websites...
Henry Ott Consultants - EMC specialist...
Doug Brooks of UltraCAD - great articles
and information, Doug has been a very
informative and helpful professional speaker
and presenter at many of the PCB West and East
shows, and runs a consulting design service in
Washington State. He has authored numerous
books on aspects of PCB design. TO
see his web page displaying his work click
Doug Brooks Books
- Founder of the Copper Connection - a PCB
Design training facility in Santa Clara
(Silicon Valley), California. Mary gave many
lectures on design that were very educational
and inspiring to designers that are still
working today... She is a Master CID
Instructor for the IPC designers Council and
conducts certification workshops.
She retired from running the Copper Connection
and sold the business to Premier Technology
and they run the facility in Santa Clara to
Gary Ferrari and Rick Hartley -
Founders of Garrick Global Alliance a
consulting and training organization. Gary and
Rick have been active members of the Designers
Council since it's creation in the 1990's.
Both gentlemen have nurtured the organization
into the international education central of
the world for Printed Circuit Design. Between
the two of them there are numerous published
articles and presentations on various aspects
of design and manufacturing.
Susy Webb -
High Speed Design Basics - Design
Education is Susy Webb's passion. She has
lectured at PCB West and Designers Symposiums
and has had many years of dedicated service to
the Designers Council running the Education
Committees and serving on the Executive
Committee. Susy is a great resource for
information on design.
Happy Holden - formerly at Westwood
Associates and later at Asian Pacific Materials,
Now with Mentor Graphics - Happy Holden is a
prolific writer and source for much
information on advanced printed circuit
More info on Mr. Holden.
Dieter Bergman - Director of Technology
Transfer at the IPC. Dieter has been
instrumental in getting the Designer
Certification program to where it is today...
he has participated in the development of
specs, teaching materials, certification and standards and speaks at major events
and conducts certification workshops. Here are
some photos of Dieter at
Joe Fjelstad - Silicon Pipe - Also a great
speaker and writer... Joe's latest book on
Flex Circuits is available online...
Flexible Circuit Technology
Ritchey - Author, teacher at UC Berkeley
and speaker - President of the Speeding Edge.
Also - Check into shows put
on for electronics design... here are a few:
PCB Design East
IPC Designers Symposium
Del Mar Electronics Show
Virtual Trade Shows