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Electrical Engineering Technology
Program Number: 106621
Your Degree:
Associate Degree
Area of Study:
Architecture and Engineering
Delivery Method:
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
66 Credits | Finish degree in 2 years
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  • Program Overview

    The Electrical Engineering Technology program at Madison College will provide you with the skills you need for a variety of in-demand jobs related to electrical engineering. As an Electrical Engineering Technology student, you will:

    • Learn to analyze complex problems and develop solutions
    • Build strong math and analytical skills
    • Utilize electronics terminology, schematic symbols and electronic standards
    • Assemble circuits from schematics, wiring diagrams and/or specifications
    • Define the math parameters of alternating current (AC) signals
    • Derive simplified equivalent circuits for basic AC circuits
    • Explain the basic characteristics of a differential transistor and operational amplifiers
    • Interface digital to field devices and determine functions of electronic memory
    • Create clocked logic circuits to drive encoders, decoders and multiplexer systems
    • Build microcontrollers/microprocessors and embedded systems architecture
    • Implement serial and parallel communications

    Transfer Options

    Electrical Engineering Technology graduates can transfer as a junior into the Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering program at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). Additional transfer pathways include transfer into a Bachelor of Science in Physics at Edgewood College and into the UW-Platteville Electrical Engineering major through the UW-Platteville Engineering Partnership.  

    Program Details

    Students in the Electrical Engineering Technology program can attend full or part time.

    Electrical Engineering Technology program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax


    Earning your Associate Degree in Applied Science in the Electrical Engineering Technology program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as a/an:  

    • Engineering Assistant
    • Electronic Development Technician
    • Electronic Technician
    • Electronic Maintenance Technician
    • Electronic Test Technician
    • Field Service Technician

    With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as a/an:

    • Electrical Engineer
    • Computer Engineer
    • Electronic Production Supervisor
    • Electronic Maintenance Supervisor
    • Field Service Engineer
    • Network Engineer 
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2024-2025 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    It is strongly recommended to meet with a faculty advisor upon admission to the program and prior to enrolling in courses.
    First Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Choose from one of the following courses (consult program faculty advisor for appropriate transferability, terms offered, and pre-requisites):
    3 credits
    Second Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    1 credit
    5 credits
    Choose from one of the following courses (consult program faculty advisor for appropriate transferability, terms offered, and pre-requisites):
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Third Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    5 credits
    Choose from one of the following courses (consult program faculty advisor for appropriate transferability, terms offered, and pre-requisites):
    3 credits
    4 credits
    Fourth Semester
    1 credit
    3 credits
    3 credits
  • Admission

    To Apply

    Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!

    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Application Dates

    Fall 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2024

    Spring 2025

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2025

    Admission Requirements

    All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

    1. Admission Application

    The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.

    2. Education Completion
    Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions you attended and indicate one of the following:

    • High school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
    • GED/HSED transcript
    • College transcript(s) showing:
      • Completion of an associate degree or higher, or
      • At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale
        • The credits must be completed at a single college and cannot be combined with other transcripts
        • Any transfer credit listed on a transcript does not count toward the 30-credit minimum

    All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.

    Additional Notes

    • Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
    • Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at or 608.246.6210.

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  • Transfer Opportunities

    UW System Schools

    Students who complete the applied associates degree in Electrical Engineering Technology may have up to 56-58 credits applied toward the BS in Electrical Engineering Technology. Students must meet all UWGB degree requirements for graduation. At least 30 credits must be completed at UWGB to satisfy the UWGB residency requirement.
    The terms of the Leadership & Org Studies agreement are limited to students who complete an associates of applied science degree and are admitted to the Organizational Studies emphasis of the Leadership and Organizational Studies at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
    Students must earn the Associate in Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology with the specified curriculum at Madison College for the coursework to transfer and meet UW-Platteville’s admission requirements for the agreement to apply. General admission to UW-Platteville requires students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 GPA or higher is required at Madison College. Students admitted to UW-Platteville will be directly admitted into Electrical Engineering.

    Wisconsin Private Schools

    A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
    Students who complete the Associate Degree of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Mechanical Design Technology, Electromechanical Technology or Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology at Madison College will be guaranteed admission to Edgewood College when students transfer directly from Madison College to Edgewood College within 5 years of completing the Associate Degree.
    Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
    Students must enter the electrical engineering program fall of 2015 and plan on entering MSOE AAS-EET to BSEE Transfer Track in the Electrical Engineering program in fall 2017. Must complete all Madison College courses with a C or better and meet MSOE Electrical Engineering admission requirements with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.

    Out-of-State Schools

    Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
    Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
    Students graduating with an associate degree from MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.
    Franklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.
  • Career Outcomes

    MATC Electrical Engineering Technology program graduates are prepared to:

    • Apply electronic theory to practice
    • Operate test equipment
    • Build electronic circuits and systems
    • Evaluate the operation of electronic circuits or systems
    • Communicate technical information
    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      Number of Program Graduates10126
      Number of Surveys Sent9126
      Number of Surveys Returned592
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment462
      Percent Available for Employment80.00%66.70%100.00%
      Not in Labor Market
      Percent Not in Labor Market20.00%33.30%0.00%
      Available for Employment

      Graduates Employed352
      Percent of Graduates Employed75.00%83.30%100.00%
      Employed in Related Occupation252
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation66.70%100.00%100.00%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation100
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation33.30%0.00%0.00%
      Employed - No Response000
      Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Seeking Employment110
      Percent Seeking Employment25.00%16.70%0.00%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)
      Number of Satisfaction Responses592
      Very Satisfied (4)371
      Percent Very Satisfied60.00%77.80%50.00%
      Satisfied (3)221
      Percent Satisfied40.00%22.20%50.00%
      Unsatisfied (2)000
      Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Very Unsatisfed (1)000
      Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      Number of Primary Reason Responses592
      Preparation for Getting a Job331
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job60.00%33.30%50.00%
      Career Change021
      Percent Career Change0.00%22.20%50.00%
      Improvement of Existing Skills110
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills20.00%11.10%0.00%
      Preparation for Further Education120
      Percent Preparation for Further Education20.00%22.20%0.00%
      Personal Interest010
      Percent Personal Interest0.00%11.10%0.00%
      Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
      When Employment was Obtained

      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses352
      Before Enrollment110
      Percent Before Enrollment33.30%20.00%0.00%
      While Attending the College132
      Percent While Attending the College33.30%60.00%100.00%
      After Training at the College110
      Percent After Training at the College33.30%20.00%0.00%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      Number of Employment Location Responses352
      In College District352
      Percent In College District100.00%100.00%100.00%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District000
      Percent of In Wisconsin0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Outside of Wisconsin000
      Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Employer Location Unknown000
      Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend202020212022
      Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count242
      Average Monthly Wage$2,743$4,256$3,586
      Average Hourly Wage$15.94$24.75$20.85
      Average Work Hours per Week4042.440
      Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count
      Average Hourly Wage
      Average Work Hours per Week
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2022
      Employer(s)Job TitleCity*State**Positions
      Joe AdamecElectrical TechnicianVerona
      X-ESElectrical TechnicianVerona

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