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1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6800
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 6800

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Madison WI 53704

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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 2018-2019 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.

First Semester






Second Semester

3 credits






Third Semester






Fourth Semester






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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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 14 22 17
    Number of Surveys Sent 14 21 17
    Number of Surveys Returned 11 13 12
    Percent of Surveys Returned 78.60% 61.90% 70.60%
    Available for Employment 9 10 10
    Percent Available for Employment 81.80% 76.90% 83.30%
    Not in Labor Market 2 3 2
    Percent Not in Labor Market 18.20% 23.10% 16.70%
    Available for Employment

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 9 9 9
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 90.00% 90.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 7 7 7
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 77.80% 77.80% 77.80%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 2 2
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 11.10% 22.20% 22.20%
    Employed - No Response 1 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 11.10% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0 1 1
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 10.00% 10.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.6 3.2 3.8
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 11 13 12
    Very Satisfied 7 5 9
    Percent Very Satisfied 63.60% 38.50% 75.00%
    Satisfied 4 7 3
    Percent Satisfied 36.40% 53.80% 25.00%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 1 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 7.70% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 11 13 12
    Preparation for Getting a Job 3 3 5
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 27.30% 23.10% 41.70%
    Career Change 6 3 0
    Percent Career Change 54.50% 23.10% 0.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 1 2 1
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 9.10% 15.40% 8.30%
    Preparation for Further Education 1 5 3
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 9.10% 38.50% 25.00%
    Personal Interest 0 0 3
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 0.00% 25.00%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 8 9 9
    Before Enrollment 0 1 1
    Percent Before Enrollment 0.00% 11.10% 11.10%
    While Attending the College 3 4 4
    Percent While Attending the College 37.50% 44.40% 44.40%
    After Training at the College 5 4 4
    Percent After Training at the College 62.50% 44.40% 44.40%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 9 9 9
    In College District 5 9 8
    Percent In College District 55.60% 100.00% 88.90%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 3 0 0
    Percent of In Wisconsin 33.30% 0.00% 0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 1
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 11.10%
    Employer Location Unknown 1 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 11.10% 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 7 7 8
    Average Monthly Wage $2,886 $2,998 $3,698
    Average Hourly Wage $16.78 $17.43 $21.50
    Average Work Hours per Week 41.7 44.3 41.7
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 2
    Average Hourly Wage $11.00 $10.50
    Average Work Hours per Week 15 25
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open
    TechConnect Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 132 243
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 5 11
    Total Jobs 137 254
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Advanced Technology Services Inc Maintenance Technician Peoria IL
    Electronic Theatre Controls Inc Product Assurance Specialist Middleton
    Extreme Engineering Solutions Electronic Technician Middleton 2
    Extreme Engineering Solutions Technical Generalist Middleton
    Quality Power Solutions LLC Service Engineer

    * - TechConnect jobs are through the Wisconsin Technical College System.

    ** - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.