Electronic Technology - Automation

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: STEM
  • Program Code: 10-605-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Program

Description

This program features industry-relevant hands-on labs and is designed to prepare students for a variety of occupations in the field of electronics.

Electronic technology is a rapidly changing field, which creates great opportunities. Skills acquired from this program provide a strong foundation to keep pace with the technology.

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

Additional program details: Emphasis is placed on electronic systems troubleshooting, integration of computer technologies, and field applications. 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.

Good manual dexterity and normal vision are important for success in the program. 


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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) ELCTEC-110 DC/AC Electronics 1 ‡ ^ 4
(1) ELCTEC-130 Digital Electronics ‡ ^ 3
(1) ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
3
(1) MATH-115 College Technical Mathematics 1‡ ^ 5
(2) ELCTEC-111 DC/AC Electronics 2 ‡ ^ 3
(2) ELCTEC-120 Electronic Devices ‡ ^ 4
(2) ELCTEC-140 Microprocessors ‡ ^ 3
(2) ELCTEC-186 Fabrication Techniques ‡ 1
(2) ENG-197 Technical Reporting
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
3
(2) MATH-116 College Technical Mathematics 2 ‡ ^ 4
(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 PLC Systems Basic ‡ 3
(3) NATSCI-139 Survey of Physics
(or) NATSCI-221 College Physics 1 ‡
3
(4) ELCTEC-192 Fluid Power ‡ 2
(4) ELCTEC-198 PLC Systems Advanced ‡ 3
(4) ELCTEC-199 Automated Systems ‡ 3
(4) PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) PSYCH-231 Introductory Psychology
3
(4) SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society
(or) SOCSCI-203 Introduction to Sociology
3
TOTAL CREDITS 63

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.
^ Counts toward earning the 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

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

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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

Electronic technology is a rapidly changing field, which creates great opportunities. Skills acquired from this program provide a strong foundation to keep pace with the technology.

Possible Careers

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

Admission Requirements

One year of high school-level geometry and one year of high school-level algebra, or equivalent.

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414-297-6319stempathway@matc.edu

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Main Building, Room M312-314
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 04/21/2020