Electronic Systems Technology
Women interested in engineering are invited to attend a special, live virtual event on Thursday, June 16 at 10 a.m.
During this 45-minute webinar session, connect with WCTC instructors Kathleen Bachhuber and Nooshin Nekooei to learn about degree options, course structure, completion timelines and future career or internship connections. In addition, two recent alumnae will join us to share their experience and answer questions about their educational journeys and career paths. Learn more and register.
60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Code 10-663-4
Develop the skills needed to design, fabricate, test, troubleshoot and repair electronic systems. Gain hands-on skills with microcontrollers, communications, data acquisition, electronic assembly, motors and controls, programmable logic controllers and mechanical repair. Learn to effectively use hand tools and electronic test equipment.
How Long It Will Take
Depending on course load, full-time students could complete this program in two years.
You can begin this program in the fall or spring semester; however, some core courses may only be offered in the fall semester.
How This Program Is Offered
This is offered on campus in a traditional classroom/lab setting. Classes are primarily offered during the day.
What Makes This Program Unique
- Program curriculum is reviewed by a team of industry leaders ensuring that students are properly prepared to enter today’s workforce.
- Explore electronics, automation and mechanical principles through a balanced curriculum.
- Use a wide variety of electronic test and measurement equipment, software and hand tools used in the industry.
- Gain hands-on learning in real-world settings through technical internship experiences.
- The Electronics Club provides further exposure to the electronics industry.
For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.
You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.
How To Apply
- Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
- Submit official high school transcript.
- Complete placement assessment.
Deadlines To Know*
Fall 2020 Start
- Submit application by August 3, 2020
- Complete checklist items by August 10, 2020
Spring 2021 Start
- Submit application by January 5, 2021
- Complete checklist items by January 11, 2021
* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.
Financial Aid Eligibility
As a program student, you are eligible to receive:
- Financial aid loans
- Other forms of assistance
Learn more about financial aid.
The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive.
Learn more about tuition and fees.
$42,000 – $65,000 annually
Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.
Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.
If you enjoy a technical challenge, are an analytical problem solver and like to work with your hands, a job in electronics may be right for you. Those working in this field install, troubleshoot and repair equipment and systems with electronic, mechanical and electromechanical components.
- Electronics Technician
- Electronics Repair Technician
- Field Services Coordinator
- Technical Support Representative
- Technical Sales Person
Whether you're a high school student interested in earning college credits or a college student interested in transferring to a four-year university after graduation, our dual-enrollment and transfer-credit agreements will help you take the next step in your education and career.
High School Dual Credits
Dual enrollment offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields through earning college credits. Learn about the credit options.
Transfer Opportunities After WCTC
WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.
|College||Program Name||Credit Awards|
|Colorado State University-Global Campus||Any Bachelors Degree||up to 64, 10% tuition discount|
|Concordia University - Wisconsin||Any Bachelors||Up to 84|
|Franklin University||Any Bachelors Degree||Junior Standing|
|Grand Canyon University||Any Bachelors||10% tuition discount|
|Lakeland University||Any Bachelors Degree||Junior Standing|
|Mount Mary University||Bachelor Degree||Junior Standing|
|Ottawa University||Bachelor of Arts or Sciences||up to 80, and 35%+ tuition discount for WCTC grads|
|Purdue Global||Any Bachelors||credits vary, 20% tuition discount|
|UW-Green Bay||Organizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied Studies||Block of 60 credits|
|UW-Oshkosh||BS Leadership and Organizational Studies||credits vary, 100% online|
|UW-Stout||BS Management (100% online)||up to 60|
|UW-Stout||BS Career, Technical Education & Training (100% online)||up to 60|
|Wisconsin Lutheran College||Bachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership||50-70|
- Contact the school to which you'd like to transfer to make sure you understand its transfer policy.
- Talk to your WCTC program advisor about your intent to transfer so he/she can help you plan.
- If you're transferring within the University of Wisconsin (UW) System, contact your desired institution about its transfer policy and visit the UW System's transfer resource page.