Electronics Technology

67-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

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We rely on electricity to power our daily lives -- whether it's the oven in our kitchen, the computers at our jobs, medical equipment in hospitals or machines in heavy industry. And when there's an issue with an electrical system, those trained in electronics possess the knowledge to identify the problem. The Electronics program focuses on setting up, troubleshooting, repairing and programming electronic devices and systems. Develop the skills essential to specialized electronics fields in areas such as industrial controls and automation, research and development, production and field service.

  • Prepare for jobs such as electronics technician, electronics repair technician, field services coordinator, technical support representative or technical sales person.
  • Select program credits may transfer to other institutions.
  • The Electronics Technology Club provides further exposure to the electronics industry.
  • Cooperative education experiences provide technical, hands-on learning in real-world settings.
  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school Project Lead the Way or similar courses.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Salary Range: $30,000-$37,000
    • Average Salary: $33,774
    • Median Salary: $33,774
    • Average Entry-Level Salary: $30,137
    • Average Hourly Wage: $15.25
    • Three-year Average Salary: $33,774

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 605-113 DC Electronics3 *
 605-118 Digital Electronics I2 *
 605-127 Elect Fabrication Techniques2  
 801-136 English Composition 13+*
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+ 
 804-115 College Technical Math 15+*
 
Total Semester Credits
18
  
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 605-114 AC Electronics3 *
 605-119 Digital Electronics II2 *
 605-176 Electronic Devices I3 *
 806-143 College Physics 13+*
 804-116 College Technical Math 24 *
 809-195 Economics3+*
 
Total Semester Credits
18
  
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 605-126 Industrial Systems3 *
 605-177 Electronic Devices II3 *
 605-182 Microcontrollers3 *
 605-198 Power Electronics3 *
 806-144 College Physics 23 *
 
Total Semester Credits
15
  
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 605-148 Data Acquisition3 *
 605-187 Electronic Data Communications3 *
 606-153 Co-op Educ I-Ind1 *
 663-100 Embedded Systems3 *
 809-196 Intro to Sociology3+*
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3 *
 
Total Semester Credits
16
  
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Block Schedules for Spring 2014

Block Schedules for Fall 2014

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

605-113 DC Electronics 3
605-118 Digital Electronics I 2

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

College

Program Name

Credits Awarded

Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
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