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Electronics

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 106051

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 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.

First Semester

10-605-112

3 credits


10-605-113

3 credits


10-605-118

3 credits




10-605-172

2 credits


10-801-195

3 credits


Second Semester

10-605-114

3 credits


10-605-115

3 credits


10-605-119

3 credits


10-605-123

3 credits


10-801-197

3 credits


Third Semester

10-605-143

3 credits



10-605-152

3 credits


10-806-143

3 credits


10-809-195

3 credits


Fourth Semester

10-605-116

3 credits



10-809-166

3 credits


10-809-199

3 credits


 

Electives

3 credits


Recommended Electives

10-605-101

3 credits


10-605-102

3 credits


10-605-136

3 credits


10-605-160

3 credits


10-605-173

3 credits


10-605-176

3 credits




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 

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    61
    Tuition
    $8326.50
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $1239.14
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
    $9565.64
  • 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

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - 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 techconnect@madisoncollege.edu