Saturday – November 18, 2017

Electronic Technology – Automation (2017-2018)

(Official WTCS Title: Electronics)

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

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-605-1


For Information: 414-297-6315
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview — This program prepares students for a variety of occupations in the electronics field. Emphasis is placed on electronic systems troubleshooting, integration of computer technologies, and field applications.

Good manual dexterity and normal vision are important for success in the program. When employment opportunities arise, and with the employer’s and instructor’s consent, the elective course ELCTEC-100 may be taken off campus for credit.

Coursework in automation relates to equipment, software  and systems that use electronic controls to automate  various manufacturing, production and alternative energy  processes.

PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) and PACs (Programmable Automation Controllers) provide the control for a large portion of the automated systems found  in industry. Programming and integrating the sensors and actuators to these controllers provide the needed skills and experience to successfully build and troubleshoot the larger control systems. The sensors and actuators present another level of skills and experience needed to successfully build and repair the systems. 


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

 

Career Outlook — Electronic technology is a rapidly changing field. New devices and equipment are constantly being incorporated into manufacturing, production and alternative energy facilities. These changes create great opportunities for individuals wanting to work with the equipment and systems, from devices to company-wide data acquisition programming. Skills acquired from this program provide a strong foundation to keep pace with the changing field. 


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
  • Integrate and repair electronic circuits and systems
  • Program and modify electronic control software
  • Write comprehensive technical reports and task analysis

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

 

Possible Careers
Automation and Controls Technician
Electronic Systems Technician
Robotics Technician
Wind Turbine Technician 

 

Related Programs
Electronics Technician Fundamentals
Biomedical Electronics Technology
Computer Electronics Technology
Electronic Engineering Technology

 

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-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-150

Data Communications and Networking ‡

3

 

(3)

 

ELCTEC-173

Computing with C ‡

3

 

(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  
 
 
  (or) NATSCI-221 College Physics 1 ‡    
   

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 ‡    

TOTAL CREDITS:  70
 

‡ Prerequisite required.

^ Counts toward earning the Electronics Technician Fundamentals technical diploma. 

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.
 

For course descriptions, times and 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.