Electrical Engineering Technology

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 106621

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

Explore financial aid eligibility for Electrical Engineering Technology.

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

Electrical Engineering Technology


Admission

To Apply
 

After Acceptance

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

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

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

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

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

 

Careers

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 

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    68
    Tuition
    $9426.30
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $1637.46
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
    $11063.76
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 22 17 13
    Number of Surveys Sent 21 17 13
    Number of Surveys Returned 13 12 9
    Percent of Surveys Returned 61.90% 70.60% 69.20%
    Available for Employment 10 10 7
    Percent Available for Employment 76.90% 83.30% 77.80%
    Not in Labor Market 3 2 2
    Percent Not in Labor Market 23.10% 16.70% 22.20%
    Available for Employment

    2016 2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 9 9 7
    Percent of Graduates Employed 90.00% 90.00% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 7 7 5
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 77.80% 77.80% 71.40%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 2 2 2
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 22.20% 22.20% 28.60%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 1 1 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 10.00% 10.00% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.2 3.8 3.6
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 13 12 9
    Very Satisfied 5 9 5
    Percent Very Satisfied 38.50% 75.00% 55.60%
    Satisfied 7 3 4
    Percent Satisfied 53.80% 25.00% 44.40%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 1 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 7.70% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 13 12 9
    Preparation for Getting a Job 3 5 4
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 23.10% 41.70% 44.40%
    Career Change 3 0 2
    Percent Career Change 23.10% 0.00% 22.20%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 2 1 0
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 15.40% 8.30% 0.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 5 3 1
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 38.50% 25.00% 11.10%
    Personal Interest 0 3 2
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 25.00% 22.20%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 9 9 6
    Before Enrollment 1 1 1
    Percent Before Enrollment 11.10% 11.10% 16.70%
    While Attending the College 4 4 1
    Percent While Attending the College 44.40% 44.40% 16.70%
    After Training at the College 4 4 4
    Percent After Training at the College 44.40% 44.40% 66.70%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 9 9 7
    In College District 9 8 6
    Percent In College District 100.00% 88.90% 85.70%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 1
    Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 14.30%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 1 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 11.10% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 7 7 3
    Average Monthly Wage $2,998 $3,735 $3,298
    Average Hourly Wage $17.43 $21.71 $19.18
    Average Work Hours per Week 44.3 40.7 46.3
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 0
    Average Hourly Wage
    Average Work Hours per Week 30
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 129 214
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 7 7
    Total Jobs 136 221
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Apex Connectivity Systems Manager
    Bell Laboratories Maintenance Technician
    Extreme Engineering Solutions Electronic Technician Verona

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