Electronics

Associate Degree

Program number: 106051

Credits: 61

Area of Study: Architecture and Engineering

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $8,326.50
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$1,506.75
Other Costs
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$0.00
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Total Estimated Program Costs*:
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

Explore financial aid eligibility for Electronics.

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

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 2020-2021 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.

Transfer

Madison College has the following Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review the list and identify the right college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree. 

After you identify your best transfer options, review the steps to transfer, attend transfer events, and meet with your program advisor every semester to keep your transfer plans on track.

Wisconsin Schools

Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.

Non-Wisconsin Schools

Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
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.
Careers

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 

Find open jobs in this industry on Wisconsin TechConnecttm

Wisconsin TechConnect Connecting Skills with Jobs

  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 11 6 6
    Number of Surveys Sent 11 6 6
    Number of Surveys Returned 7 5 4
    Percent of Surveys Returned 63.60% 83.30% 66.70%
    Available for Employment 7 5 4
    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

    2016 2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 4 5 4
    Percent of Graduates Employed 57.10% 100.00% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 3 4 3
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 75.00% 80.00% 75.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 1 1
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 25.00% 20.00% 25.00%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 3 0 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 42.90% 0.00% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.3 3.4 3
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 7 5 4
    Very Satisfied 2 2 2
    Percent Very Satisfied 28.60% 40.00% 50.00%
    Satisfied 5 3 1
    Percent Satisfied 71.40% 60.00% 25.00%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 1
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 25.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 7 5 4
    Preparation for Getting a Job 3 3 2
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 42.90% 60.00% 50.00%
    Career Change 4 1 2
    Percent Career Change 57.10% 20.00% 50.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 0 1 0
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 20.00% 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

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 4 5 3
    Before Enrollment 1 0 1
    Percent Before Enrollment 25.00% 0.00% 33.30%
    While Attending the College 3 3 2
    Percent While Attending the College 75.00% 60.00% 66.70%
    After Training at the College 0 2 0
    Percent After Training at the College 0.00% 40.00% 0.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 4 5 4
    In College District 3 4 4
    Percent In College District 75.00% 80.00% 100.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0
    Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 1 1 0
    Percent Location Unknown 25.00% 20.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 2 3 2
    Average Monthly Wage $3,595 $2,967 $2,834
    Average Hourly Wage $20.90 $17.25 $16.48
    Average Work Hours per Week 42.7 40 50
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 1
    Average Hourly Wage $15.00 $21.00
    Average Work Hours per Week 32 10
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 47 142
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 4 6
    Total Jobs 51 148
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Convenient Electronics Electronic Assembler
    Faith Technologies Specialty Systems Technician
    Phoenix LLC Electronic Engineering Technician Monona

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