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Program Number: 106051
Your Degree:
Associate Degree
Area of Study:
Architecture and Engineering
Delivery Method:
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
61 Credits | Finish degree in 2 years
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  • Program Overview

    Electronics are everywhere--from the gadgets you use every day to the equipment used to manufacture them. An associate degree in Electronics from Madison College will give you a firm grounding in the world of electronic circuits and the devices they make function, and open the door to an enormous range of careers in many different industries. 

    As an Electronics student, you will:

    • Analyze and solve complex problems in manufacturing, research, development, medicine and communications.  
    • Learn electronics terminology, schematic symbols and electronic standards.
    • Assemble circuits from schematics, wiring diagrams and specifications.
    • Use math skills to define requirements of Alternating Current (AC) signals.
    • Create simplified equivalent circuits for basic AC signals. 
    • Define differential transistor and operational amplifiers.
    • Connect digital systems to analog field devices. 
    • Build clocked logic circuits to drive encoders, decoders and multiplexer systems.
    • Program serial and parallel communications between computers and devices. 
    • Troubleshoot and repair devices, such as amplifiers, phones and power supplies. 

    Program Details

    Students in the Electronics program can attend full or part time.

    Electronics classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax


    Madison Area Technical College Electronics program graduates are prepared for a career as:    

    • Computer Technician
    • Network Technician
    • Electronic Development Technician
    • Electronic Maintenance Technician
    • Electronic Test Technician
    • Electronics Technician
    • Field Service 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.

    First Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    2 credits
    3 credits
    Second Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Third Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Fourth Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Recommended Electives
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    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.

    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. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at or 608.246.6210.

  • Transfer Opportunities

    UW System Schools

    Students who complete the applied associates degree in Electronics may have up to 66 credits applied toward the BS in Electrical Engineering Technology. Students interested in this path are strongly recommended to complete Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1 and 2 at Madison College. 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.
    Madison College students with an associate of applied science in this program who transfer to UW-Platteville will transfer in with articulated general education transfer credit, 12 credits of 1000T Industrial Studies credits, and 15 credits of 3000T Industrial Studies credits. The 27 credits of Industrial Studies electives will be applied to the Industrial Technology Management (ITM) major. Students will then complete the baccalaureate degree requirements at UW-Platteville including all remaining general education requirements and major requirements.

    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 will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
    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.
    Any Madison College student who has successfully completed an associate degree in applied science after 2015, and meets admission requirements for the Rader School of Business (RSOB) at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Technical Sales at MSOE by successfully completing the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Business Administration program. --- In particular, any Madison College student who successfully completes all technical courses and general education courses in their AAS program with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; successfully completes all other specified courses, as defined in this transfer agreement, with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; and meets the MSOE admission requirements for transfer students into the BBA Program at MSOE, minimum 2.75/4.0 cumulative GPA from the last regionally accredited school will be admitted into the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at MSOE.

    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 Electronics 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

      2019 2020 2021
      Number of Program Graduates 9 7 8
      Number of Surveys Sent 7 7 8
      Number of Surveys Returned 6 4 3
      Percent of Surveys Returned 85.70% 57.10% 37.50%
      Available for Employment 6 4 3
      Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
      Not in Labor Market 0 0 0
      Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
      Available for Employment

      2019 2020 2021
      Graduates Employed 5 4 3
      Percent of Graduates Employed 83.30% 100.00% 100.00%
      Employed in Related Occupation 5 3 3
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation 100.00% 75.00% 100.00%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 1 0
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0.00% 25.00% 0.00%
      Employed - No Response 0 0 0
      Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
      Seeking Employment 1 0 0
      Percent Seeking Employment 16.70% 0.00% 0.00%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      2019 2020 2021
      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 2.8 3.8 3.3
      Number of Satisfaction Responses 6 4 3
      Very Satisfied (4) 2 3 2
      Percent Very Satisfied 33.30% 75.00% 66.70%
      Satisfied (3) 2 1 0
      Percent Satisfied 33.30% 25.00% 0.00%
      Unsatisfied (2) 1 0 1
      Percent Unsatisfied 16.70% 0.00% 33.30%
      Very Unsatisfed (1) 1 0 0
      Percent Very Unsatisfied 16.70% 0.00% 0.00%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      2019 2020 2021
      Number of Primary Reason Responses 6 4 3
      Preparation for Getting a Job 3 1 1
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 50.00% 25.00% 33.30%
      Career Change 2 2 2
      Percent Career Change 33.30% 50.00% 66.70%
      Improvement of Existing Skills 1 1 0
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 16.70% 25.00% 0.00%
      Preparation for Further Education 0 0 0
      Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
      Personal Interest 0 0 0
      Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 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 5 4 3
      Before Enrollment 0 1 0
      Percent Before Enrollment 0.00% 25.00% 0.00%
      While Attending the College 4 3 2
      Percent While Attending the College 80.00% 75.00% 66.70%
      After Training at the College 1 0 1
      Percent After Training at the College 20.00% 0.00% 33.30%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      2019 2020 2021
      Number of Employment Location Responses 5 4 3
      In College District 3 4 3
      Percent In College District 60.00% 100.00% 100.00%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0
      Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
      Outside of Wisconsin 2 0 0
      Percent Outside Wisconsin 40.00% 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 5 3 2
      Average Monthly Wage $3,882 $3,354 $4,962
      Average Hourly Wage $22.57 $19.50 $28.85
      Average Work Hours per Week 41 45 40
      Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count
      Average Hourly Wage
      Average Work Hours per Week
    • Graduate Employers

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

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