Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)

70-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Electrical engineering technologists' work involves the design, development, production, testing and manufacturing of electronic and electrical equipment. In this calculus-based program, gain skills necessary to apply knowledge of electrical theory to numerous settings. Technologists in R&D assist engineers to design, build and test electronic apparatus; in manufacturing, they supervise the production of electronic equipment, repair equipment, and set up and program automated manufacturing lines; in field service engineering, they install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair computer systems and electronic devices.

  • WCTC's program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET. WCTC is the first of Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges to receive ETAC of ABET accreditation for its EET program.
  • Program-to-program transfer opportunities are available at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Marquette University in the Electrical Engineering program, and at Milwaukee School of Engineering in the Electrical Engineering program. In addition, select program credits may transfer to other institutions.
  • Prepare for jobs such as electrical or electronics technician, electronics repair technician or technical support representative.
  • The Electronics Technology Club provides further exposure to the electronics industry.
  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school Project Lead the Way courses.
  • For 2013, WCTC’s program had 110 EET students and two graduates.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Three-year Average Salary: $35,674

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 605-118 Digital Electronics I2  
 605-127 Elect Fabrication Techniques2  
 662-102 DC Circuit Analysis4  
 801-136 English Composition 13+ 
 804-198 Calculus 14  
 809-196 Intro to Sociology3+ 
 
Total Semester Credits
18
  
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 605-119 Digital Electronics II2  
 662-104 AC Circuit Analysis4  
 662-190 Electronic Circuits I4  
 804-156 Technical Calculus II4  
 806-187 Calculus Based Physics 13  
 
Total Semester Credits
17
  
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 605-126 Industrial Systems3  
 605-182 Microcontrollers3  
 662-191 Electronic Circuits II4  
 804-167 Technical Calculus III4  
 806-188 Calculus Based Physics 23  
 
Total Semester Credits
17
  
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 605-148 Data Acquisition3  
 605-187 Electronic Data Communications3  
 662-108 Linear Circuit Analysis3  
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+ 
 809-195 Economics3+ 
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3  
 
Total Semester Credits
18
  
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

605-118 Digital Electronics I 2

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

College

Program Name

Credits Awarded

Bellevue UniversityBachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Scienceup to 70
Concordia UniversityBaccalaureate Degreeup to 80
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
Marquette UniversityBachelor of Science in Electrical Engineeringup to 67
MSOEBachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering up to 62 semester credits; 84 quarter credits
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Artsup to 80
Silver Lake CollegeBachelor of Science (various)minimum of 60
U of PhoenixBachelor of Science (various)varies
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-Green BayBachelor of Applied Studies OnlineJunior Status
UW-MilwaukeeBachelor of Science in Engineering60 credits, Junior Status
UW-OshkoshBachelor of Applied Studies in Leadership & Organizational Studies67
UW-StoutBachelor of Science in Managementup to 70
UW-StoutB. S. Career, Technical Education & Trainingup to 60

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructor

Program instructor, Kurt von Eckroth

Kurt von Eckroth

Phone: 262.691.5020

Education

  • BS -- Secondary Education, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • BS -- Electrical Engineering, Marquette University
  • MS -- Electrical Engineering, Marquette University

Certifications

  • P.E. – State of Wisconsin

Teaching Philosophy

"I assist learning for the average electrical engineering technology/electronics student."

Program instructor, Robert Steker

Robert Steker

Phone: 262.691.5573

Education

  • AAS, Waukesha County Technical College
  • BS, Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • MS, Marquette University
Program instructor, Tom Trawicki

Tom Trawicki

Phone: 262.691.5020

Education

  • AAS, Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • BS, Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • M.Ed., Penn State University

Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Engineer