Thursday – August 28, 2014

 

Electronic Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-605-1

(Official WTCS title: Electronics)


For Information: 414-297-MATC

Overview — The Electronic Technology associate degree is designed to prepare you for a variety of occupations in the field of electronics. Emphasis is placed on electronic systems troubleshooting, integration of computer technologies, and field applications. 

Courses in industrial controls and automation relate to the equipment and systems that use electronic control systems for stand-alone machines or integrated systems typically found in manufacturing, transportation or utility facilities. When employment opportunities arise, and with the employer’s and instructor’s consent, the elective course ELCTEC-100 Electronics Co-op may be taken off campus for credit.

 

Career Outlook — With the industrial controls and automation background, graduates may obtain entry-level positions that support the electrical engineer in the installation and testing of electronic systems and their associated controls.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect graduates to:

  • Apply the practical and theoretical foundations and skills of electronics technology to solve related problems
  • Apply critical thinking skills necessary to analyze, install, troubleshoot and maintain electronic systems and equipment
  • Repair electronic circuits and systems
  • Write comprehensive technical reports

 

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level geometry and one year of high school-level algebra, or equivalent
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

Normal vision and good manual dexterity are important for success in the program.

 

 

Possible Careers:
Automation and Controls Technician
Electronic Systems Technician
Robotics Technician
Sound Systems Technician
Telecommunication Technician
TV Broadcast Engineer
Wind Turbine Technician 

 

Related Programs:
Biomedical Electronics Technology
Computer Electronics Technology
Electronic Engineering Technology

 

Start Dates: August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2013-14. 

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

ELCTEC-110

DC and AC Electronics 1 ‡

4

 

(1)

 

ELCTEC-130

Digital Electronics ‡

3

 

(1)

 

ELCTEC-170

Computer Systems ‡

3

 

(2)

 

ELCTEC 111

DC and AC Electronics 2 ‡

3

 

(2)

 

ELCTEC-120

Electronic Devices and Circuits ‡

4

 

(2)

 

ELCTEC-140

Microprocessors ‡

3

 

(2)


ELCTEC-186

Fabrication Techniques ‡

1


(3)

 

ELCTEC-154

Electronic Communications ‡

3

 

(3)

 

ELCTEC-173

Computing with C ‡

3

 

 

Industrial Motors and Controls Emphasis

(3)

 

ELCTEC-195

Motors and Controls ‡

4

 

(3)

 

ELCTEC-196

Programmable Controllers ‡

      3

 

(4)


ELCTEC-192

Basic Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics ‡

2


(4)


ELCTEC-198

Advanced Programmable Controllers ‡

3


(4)  

ELCTEC-199

Automated Systems ‡

3

 


GENERAL STUDIES

   

 

 

 

ENG-151

Communication Skills 1 ‡

3

 

 

 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

   


OR ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 

 

 


MATH-115


College Technical Mathematics 1 ‡


5

 

   

 

OR MATH-113 and MATH-114

   

 

 

 


MATH-116


College Technical Mathematics 2 ‡


4

 

           
 

 

NATSCI-137

Comprehensive Technical Physics ‡

4

 

           


PSYCH-199

Psychology of Human Relations

3





OR Any 200-series PSYCH course



           

 

 

SOCSCI-197

Contemporary American Society

3

 

      OR Any 200-series HIST or SOCSCI course    
           

Suggested Electives: Three Credits Needed

    3

 

 

 

ELCTEC-100

        Electronics Co-op ‡

 

 

 

 

ELCTEC-121

        Advanced Electronic Devices and Circuits ‡


 

 








 

 

TOTAL CREDITS:  70

   

 

Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated February 2014.