Electronics

Associate Degree

Program Number: 106051

Credits: 61

Area of Study: Architecture and Engineering

Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $8,472.90
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$1,613.71
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.

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 

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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    201720182019
    Number of Program Graduates669
    Number of Surveys Sent667
    Number of Surveys Returned546
    Percent of Surveys Returned83.30%66.70%85.70%
    Available for Employment546
    Percent Available for Employment100.00%100.00%100.00%
    Not in Labor Market000
    Percent Not in Labor Market0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Available for Employment

    201720182019
    Graduates Employed545
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%100.00%83.30%
    Employed in Related Occupation435
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation80.00%75.00%100.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation110
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation20.00%25.00%0.00%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Seeking Employment001
    Percent Seeking Employment0.00%0.00%16.70%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    201720182019
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.432.8
    Number of Satisfaction Responses546
    Very Satisfied (4)222
    Percent Very Satisfied40.00%50.00%33.30%
    Satisfied (3)312
    Percent Satisfied60.00%25.00%33.30%
    Unsatisfied (2)001
    Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%16.70%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)011
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%25.00%16.70%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    201720182019
    Number of Primary Reason Responses546
    Preparation for Getting a Job323
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job60.00%50.00%50.00%
    Career Change122
    Percent Career Change20.00%50.00%33.30%
    Improvement of Existing Skills101
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills20.00%0.00%16.70%
    Preparation for Further Education000
    Percent Preparation for Further Education0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Personal Interest000
    Percent Personal Interest0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Other000
    Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    201720182019
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses535
    Before Enrollment010
    Percent Before Enrollment0.00%33.30%0.00%
    While Attending the College324
    Percent While Attending the College60.00%66.70%80.00%
    After Training at the College201
    Percent After Training at the College40.00%0.00%20.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    201720182019
    Number of Employment Location Responses545
    In College District443
    Percent In College District80.00%100.00%60.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District000
    Percent of In Wisconsin0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin002
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%0.00%40.00%
    Employer Location Unknown100
    Percent Location Unknown20.00%0.00%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count325
    Average Monthly Wage$2,967 $2,834 $3,882
    Average Hourly Wage$17.25 $16.48 $22.57
    Average Work Hours per Week405041
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count11
    Average Hourly Wage$15.00 $21.00
    Average Work Hours per Week3210
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Extreme Engineering Solutions Electronic Technician Verona
    GE Appliance Appliance Repairman Louisville KY
    LW Allen Production Electronics Technician
    Pro-Active Engineering, Inc Solder Technician Sun Prairie
    Rockford Systems LLC Labratory Technician Rockford IL
    Spectrum Brands Lead Return Quality Analyst Middleton

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    *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu