Tuesday – November 21, 2017

Computer Electronics Technology (2017-2018)

(Official WTCS title: Electronics – Computer)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-605-3


For Information: 414-297-615
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview — To prepare for a technical career in the computer networking field, you will learn through extensive hands-on experience how to install, use, maintain, troubleshoot and repair computer and network hardware and software.

The program includes the most popular operating systems including Windows, OS X, and other Linux-based operating systems. Network devices, systems and servers will be installed and configured. Administrative tasks will be performed on Windows and Linux-based servers. You will establish iPad and Android-based tablet interaction with other computer systems. Computer hardware will be installed and maintained. Programs are written in C++ and Intel processor assembly language to further understanding of the computer system.

Manual dexterity and good observation skills are important for success.

 

Career Pathway — You can earn the Electronics Technician Fundamentals technical diploma on your way to completing this associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Career Outlook — Employers in the rapidly expanding computer field are searching for specialists in both computer hardware and software. Extensive opportunities are available for graduates who can skillfully perform installation, configuration, upgrading and maintenance of computer and network systems, and who can develop technical software.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect graduates to:

  • Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and practical skills to install, upgrade, maintain and repair computer systems, networks and supporting infrastructures
  • Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills to analyze and troubleshoot failing computer systems, networks and supporting infrastructures 
  • Demonstrate the skills to repair failing computer systems, networks and supporting infrastructures 
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills to present oneself to prospective employers

 

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

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

 

Possible Careers
Computer Electronics Technician
Computer Network Technician
Computer Systems Technician
Installation Technician
Network Specialist
PC Specialist

 

Related Programs
Electronics Technician Fundamentals
Biomedical Electronics Technology
Electronic Engineering Technology
Electronic Technology – Automation

 

Start Dates: August/January
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

ELCTEC-130

Digital Electronics ‡ ^

3

 

(1)

ELCTEC-110

DC and AC Electronics 1 ‡ ^

4

 

(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-150

Data Communications and Networking ‡

3

 

(3)

ELCTEC-173

Computing With C ‡

3

 

(3)

ELCTEC-174

Hardware Systems ‡

3

 

(3)

ELCTEC-178

Software Systems ‡

3

 

(4)

ELCTEC-172

Input/Output Programming ‡

3

 

(4)

ELCTEC-176

Computer Networks ‡

3

 

(4)

ELCTEC-179

Advanced Computer 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

 
    (or) NATSCI-221 College Physics ‡    
 


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

 

 

         

 

ELECTIVES

Suggested Electives: Three Credits Needed

      3

 

 

ELCTEC-100

Electronics Co-op ‡

 

 

 

ELCTEC-121

Advanced Electronic Devices and Circuits ‡

 

 

 

ELCTEC-131

Advanced Digital Electronics ‡

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 70

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

^ Counts toward earning Electronics Technician Fundamentals technical diploma. 

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

 

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

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.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated March 2017.