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


    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 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.

  • 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 EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.

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    Get Started!

    Apply to Madison College and take the first step towards your Electronics Soldering Assembler career.

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  • Career Outcomes

    MATC Electronic Soldering Assembler graduates are prepared to:  

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

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      Number of Program Graduates8127
      Number of Surveys Sent8127
      Number of Surveys Returned7105
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment361
      Percent Available for Employment42.9%60.0%20.0%
      Not in Labor Market
      Percent Not in Labor Market57.1%40.0%80.0%
      Available for Employment

      Graduates Employed261
      Percent of Graduates Employed66.7%100.0%100.0%
      Employed in Related Occupation241
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.0%66.7%100.0%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation020
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.0%33.3%0.0%
      Employed - No Response000
      Percent Employed - No Response0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Seeking Employment100
      Percent Seeking Employment33.3%0.0%0.0%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)
      Number of Satisfaction Responses552
      Very Satisfied (4)211
      Percent Very Satisfied40.0%20.0%50.0%
      Satisfied (3)341
      Percent Satisfied60.0%80.0%50.0%
      Unsatisfied (2)000
      Percent Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Very Unsatisfed (1)000
      Percent Very Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      Number of Primary Reason Responses7105
      Preparation for Getting a Job
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job
      Career Change
      Percent Career Change
      Improvement of Existing Skills
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills
      Preparation for Further Education
      Percent Preparation for Further Education
      Personal Interest
      Percent Personal Interest
      Percent Other0.0%0.0%0.0%
      When Employment was Obtained

      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses261
      Before Enrollment020
      Percent Before Enrollment0.0%33.3%0.0%
      While Attending the College141
      Percent While Attending the College50.0%66.7%100.0%
      After Training at the College100
      Percent After Training at the College50.0%0.0%0.0%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      Number of Employment Location Responses261
      In College District251
      Percent In College District100.0%83.3%100.0%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District010
      Percent of In Wisconsin0.0%16.7%0.0%
      Outside of Wisconsin000
      Percent Outside Wisconsin0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Employer Location Unknown000
      Percent Location Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend202120222023
      Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count221
      Average Monthly Wage$4,197$3,311$4,334
      Average Hourly Wage$24.40$19.25$25.20
      Average Work Hours per Week40.040.040.0
      Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count2
      Average Hourly Wage$20.00
      Average Work Hours per Week29.5
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2023
      Employer(s)Job TitleCity*State**Positions
      GE HealthcareEngineering Technician

      * - 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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