School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology

Truax A2105
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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

2125 Commercial Avenue
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 243-4169
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 4169


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Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 106051


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.


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 or (608) 246-6210. 


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

Third Semester

3 credits

Fourth Semester



3 credits

Recommended Electives


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.

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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