Electronics Soldering Assembler

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 306053

Credits: 8

Area of Study: Architecture and Engineering

Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person*

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $1,128.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

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

The Electronic Soldering Assembler embedded technical diploma leads to an associate degree in Electronics Technology.

​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

Explore financial aid eligibility for Electronic Soldering Assembler.



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.


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


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 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.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


MATC Electronic Soldering Assembler graduates are prepared to:  

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

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

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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    Number of Program Graduates7118
    Number of Surveys Sent7118
    Number of Surveys Returned6101
    Percent of Surveys Returned85.7%90.9%12.5%
    Available for Employment331
    Percent Available for Employment100.0%100.0%100.0%
    Not in Labor Market370
    Percent Not in Labor Market100.0%233.3%0.0%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed231
    Percent of Graduates Employed66.7%100.0%100.0%
    Employed in Related Occupation221
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.0%66.7%100.0%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation010
    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)3.33.33
    Number of Satisfaction Responses331
    Very Satisfied (4)110
    Percent Very Satisfied33.3%33.3%0.0%
    Satisfied (3)221
    Percent Satisfied66.7%66.7%100.0%
    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 Responses6101
    Preparation for Getting a Job100
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job16.7%0.0%0.0%
    Career Change110
    Percent Career Change16.7%10.0%0.0%
    Improvement of Existing Skills110
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills16.7%10.0%0.0%
    Preparation for Further Education371
    Percent Preparation for Further Education50.0%70.0%100.0%
    Personal Interest010
    Percent Personal Interest0.0%10.0%0.0%
    Percent Other0.0%0.0%0.0%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses231
    Before Enrollment111
    Percent Before Enrollment50.0%33.3%100.0%
    While Attending the College020
    Percent While Attending the College0.0%66.7%0.0%
    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 Responses231
    In College District221
    Percent In College District100.0%66.7%100.0%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District010
    Percent of In Wisconsin0.0%33.3%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 Trend201820192020
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count211
    Average Monthly Wage$3,229$4,962$5,504
    Average Hourly Wage$18.78$28.85$32.00
    Average Work Hours per Week40.040.040.0
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count1
    Average Hourly Wage$10.00
    Average Work Hours per Week17.0
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Madison Area Technical College Electronics Laboratory Assistant
    US 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 jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu