Computer Electronics Technology

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: STEM
  • Program Code: 10-605-3
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Computer Electronics Technology Degree


Learn to develop, install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair computers and processors in manufacturing and control systems. Work with edge computers, smart sensors, and networking hardware and software. This program is manufacturing and hardware focused compared to IT related programs.

Job outlook is strong for computer electronics technicians with skills to perform installation, configuration, upgrading and maintenance of computer and network systems, and who can develop technical software.

You can earn the Electronics Technician Fundamentals technical diploma on the way to completing this associate degree.

Additional program details: 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.

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Detailed Program Information

2021-22 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
ELCTEC-110 DC/AC Electronics 1 ‡ ^ 4
ELCTEC-130 Digital Electronics ‡ ^ 3
ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
MATH-115 College Technical Mathematics 1 ‡ ^ 5
ELCTEC-111 DC/AC Electronics 2 ‡ ^ 3
ELCTEC-120 Electronic Devices ‡ ^ 4
ELCTEC-140 Microprocessors ‡ ^ 3
ELCTEC-186 Fabrication Techniques ‡ 1
ENG-197 Technical Reporting
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
MATH-116 College Technical Mathematics 2 ‡ 4
ELCTEC-150 Data Communications and Networking ‡ 3
ELCTEC-173 Computing With C ‡ 3
ELCTEC-174 Hardware Systems ‡ 3
ELCTEC-178 Software Systems ‡ 3
PHYS-139 Survey of Physics
(or) PHYS-221 College Physics 1 ‡
ELCTEC-172 Input/Output Programming ‡ 3
ELCTEC-176 Computer Networks ‡ 3
ELCTEC-179 Advanced Computer Systems ‡ 3
PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) PSYCH-231 Introductory Psychology
SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society
(or) SOCSCI-203 Introduction to Sociology

‡ Prerequisite required.
^ Counts toward earning Electronics Technician Fundamentals technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Official Wisconsin Technical College System program title: Electronics – Computer

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

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2021-2022 Program Card

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Program Outcomes

  • Apply electronic theory to practice
  • Operate test equipment
  • Build electronic circuits and systems
  • Evaluate the operation of electronic circuits or systems
  • Communicate technical 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 computer electronics technicians with skills to perform installation, configuration, upgrading and maintenance of computer and network systems, and who can develop technical software.

Possible Careers

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

Admission Requirements

One year of high school-level algebra.


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Last updated: 08/30/2021