Electronics rule. (Try escaping from them. Yup – impossible.) Gain the upper hand by learning to build and repair them.
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Electronic Service Technician
Program Number: 316052
Your Degree:
Technical Diploma
Area of Study:
Architecture and Engineering
Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
28 Credits | Finish training in as little as 1 year (programs vary)
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$3,948.00 Tuition
$1,022.72 Materials/Supplemental Costs
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  • Program Overview

    Technology has quickly become part of our everyday lives and the demand for skilled electronic technicians is increasing rapidly from manufacturing to end use repair. The Electronic Service Technician embedded technical diploma will open the door to a vast range of careers in many different industries.

    Skills of an Electronic Service Technician graduate include:

    • Ability to identify electronic components in assemblies.
    • Understanding electrical schematics and documentation.
    • Master soldering skills for manufacturing and rework/repair.
    • Troubleshoot and analyze board level electronics.
    • Calibrate and maintain electronic devices and equipment.
    • Troubleshoot embedded programs.

    Program Details

    Students in the Electronic Service Technician embedded technical diploma can attend full or part-time.

    Electronic Service Technician embedded technical diploma classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax

    This program includes a required laboratory session.


    Earning your Electronic Service Technician embedded technical diploma at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as a/an:

    • Entry level electronic technician
    • Electronic assembler
    • Electronic inventory control and electrical sales.

  • 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.

    First Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    2 credits
    3 credits
    Second Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    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.

    Fall 2022 Application Dates

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2022

    Spring 2023 Application Dates

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

    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
    Graduation from high school, completion of GED/HSED/GED02, or completion of an associate degree or higher is required; submit official transcripts for one of the following:

    • High school or charter school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript) or GED02 transcript
    • GED/HSED score report
    • College transcript showing an associate degree or higher

    3. Residency Requirement
    Based on historical trends at Madison College a waitlist is not expected to form for these programs. Therefore all applicants, regardless of residency status, are eligible for application review.
    Learn more about residency determination and program availability.

    Additional Notes

    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.

  • Career Outcomes

    Madison College Electronic Service Technician embedded technical diploma 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

      2019 2020 2021
      Number of Program Graduates 9 5 6
      Number of Surveys Sent 9 2 6
      Number of Surveys Returned 5 0 4
      Percent of Surveys Returned 55.6% 0.0% 66.7%
      Available for Employment 0 0 4
      Percent Available for Employment 100.0%
      Not in Labor Market 5 0 0
      Percent Not in Labor Market 0.0%
      Available for Employment

      2019 2020 2021
      Graduates Employed 0 0 3
      Percent of Graduates Employed 75.0%
      Employed in Related Occupation 0 0 3
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation 100.0%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 0 0
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0.0%
      Employed - No Response 0 0 0
      Percent Employed - No Response 0.0%
      Seeking Employment 0 0 1
      Percent Seeking Employment 25.0%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      2019 2020 2021
      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 0 0 3.5
      Number of Satisfaction Responses 0 0 4
      Very Satisfied (4) 0 0 2
      Percent Very Satisfied 50.0%
      Satisfied (3) 0 0 2
      Percent Satisfied 50.0%
      Unsatisfied (2) 0 0 0
      Percent Unsatisfied 0.0%
      Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0
      Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.0%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      2019 2020 2021
      Number of Primary Reason Responses 5 0 4
      Preparation for Getting a Job 0 0 2
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 0.0% 50.0%
      Career Change 0 0 2
      Percent Career Change 0.0% 50.0%
      Improvement of Existing Skills 0 0 0
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.0% 0.0%
      Preparation for Further Education 5 0 0
      Percent Preparation for Further Education 100.0% 0.0%
      Personal Interest 0 0 0
      Percent Personal Interest 0.0% 0.0%
      Other 0 0 0
      Percent Other 0.0% 0.0%
      When Employment was Obtained

      2019 2020 2021
      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 0 0 3
      Before Enrollment 0 0 0
      Percent Before Enrollment 0.0%
      While Attending the College 0 0 1
      Percent While Attending the College 33.3%
      After Training at the College 0 0 2
      Percent After Training at the College 66.7%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      2019 2020 2021
      Number of Employment Location Responses 0 0 3
      In College District 0 0 3
      Percent In College District 100.0%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0
      Percent of In Wisconsin 0.0%
      Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0
      Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.0%
      Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
      Percent Location Unknown 0.0%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend 2019 2020 2021
      Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 2
      Average Monthly Wage $4,197
      Average Hourly Wage $24.40
      Average Work Hours per Week 40.0
      Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1
      Average Hourly Wage $3.13
      Average Work Hours per Week 32.0
    • 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
      Franklin Fueling Systems Assembler

      * - 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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