A technical diploma for those with cool heads and steady hands. Part of a degree in Electronics Technology.
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Electronics Soldering Assembler
Program Number: 306053
Your Degree:
Technical Diploma
Area of Study:
Architecture and Engineering
Delivery Method:
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
8 Credits | Finish diploma in 1 semester
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  • Program Overview

    Electronic components are part of a variety of consumer products and equipment used in manufacturing and other industries. Earning an Electronic Soldering Assembler embedded technical diploma at Madison College will provide you with the skills like soldering and component testing, and prepare you for a job in one of the many fields that involves electronic assembly.

    As an Electronic Soldering Assembler student, you will:

    • Gain hands-on lab experience.  
    • Practice using electronic test equipment.
    • Troubleshoot assemblies.
    • Learn international standards for soldered Printed Circuit Boards (PCB).
    • Understand uses of electronic components, including resistors and capacitors.  
    • Repair printed circuit boards, including thumb drives and phones. 

    Program Details

    ​Students in the Electronic Soldering Assembler embedded technical diploma can attend full or part-time.

    Electronic Soldering Assembler classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax

    Careers

    Earning your Electronic Soldering Assembler Embedded Technical Diploma at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for such jobs in this high-demand field as:  

    • Electronic Soldering Assembler
    • Electronic Installer
    • Cabling Technician
    • Wiring Technician

  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2022-2023 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.

  • 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

    Spring 2023

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2023

    Fall 2023

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2023

    Spring 2024

    • Application opens on February 1, 2023
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2024

    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
    Students must submit official transcripts for one of the following:

    • High school (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
    • GED/HSED transcript
    • College transcript(s) showing completion of an associate degree or higher
      • Note: Effective with the 2023-2024 year, this may be fulfilled with at least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0

    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. 

    Questions?

    Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.

  • Career Outcomes

    MATC Electronic Soldering Assembler graduates are prepared to:  

    • Solder components in an assembly.
    • Operate test equipment.
    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      2019 2020 2021
      Number of Program Graduates 11 8 8
      Number of Surveys Sent 11 8 8
      Number of Surveys Returned 10 1 7
      Percent of Surveys Returned 90.90% 12.50% 87.50%
      Available for Employment 3 1 3
      Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 60.00%
      Not in Labor Market 7 0 4
      Percent Not in Labor Market 233.30% 0.00% 80.00%
      Available for Employment

      2019 2020 2021
      Graduates Employed 3 1 2
      Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 100.00% 66.70%
      Employed in Related Occupation 2 1 2
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation 66.70% 100.00% 100.00%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 0 0
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 33.30% 0.00% 0.00%
      Employed - No Response 0 0 0
      Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
      Seeking Employment 0 0 1
      Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 0.00% 33.30%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      2019 2020 2021
      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.3 3 3.4
      Number of Satisfaction Responses 3 1 5
      Very Satisfied (4) 1 0 2
      Percent Very Satisfied 33.30% 0.00% 40.00%
      Satisfied (3) 2 1 3
      Percent Satisfied 66.70% 100.00% 60.00%
      Unsatisfied (2) 0 0 0
      Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
      Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0
      Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      2019 2020 2021
      Number of Primary Reason Responses 10 1 7
      Preparation for Getting a Job 0 0 2
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 0.00% 0.00% 28.60%
      Career Change 1 0 2
      Percent Career Change 10.00% 0.00% 28.60%
      Improvement of Existing Skills 1 0 0
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 10.00% 0.00% 0.00%
      Preparation for Further Education 7 1 3
      Percent Preparation for Further Education 70.00% 100.00% 42.90%
      Personal Interest 1 0 0
      Percent Personal Interest 10.00% 0.00% 0.00%
      Other 0 0 0
      Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
      When Employment was Obtained

      2019 2020 2021
      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 3 1 2
      Before Enrollment 1 1 0
      Percent Before Enrollment 33.30% 100.00% 0.00%
      While Attending the College 2 0 1
      Percent While Attending the College 66.70% 0.00% 50.00%
      After Training at the College 0 0 1
      Percent After Training at the College 0.00% 0.00% 50.00%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      2019 2020 2021
      Number of Employment Location Responses 3 1 2
      In College District 2 1 2
      Percent In College District 66.70% 100.00% 100.00%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District 1 0 0
      Percent of In Wisconsin 33.30% 0.00% 0.00%
      Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0
      Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
      Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
      Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend 2019 2020 2021
      Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 1 1 2
      Average Monthly Wage $4,962 $5,504 $4,197
      Average Hourly Wage $28.85 $32.00 $24.40
      Average Work Hours per Week 40 40 40
      Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1
      Average Hourly Wage $10.00
      Average Work Hours per Week 17
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2021
      Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
      Edgewood College Fabrication Laboratory Director
      Extreme Engineering Solutions Electronics Technician Verona

      * - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

      ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

      *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu

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