Electronic Systems Technology | Waukesha County Technical College

Electronic Systems Technology

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.

Start Date

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. 

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.

Courses You'll Take

For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.

Credit for Prior Learning

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.

WCTC Academic Support

How To Apply

Still have questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2020 Start

  • Submit application by August 3, 2020
  • Complete checklist items by August 10, 2020

Spring 2020 Start

  • Submit application by January 6, 2020
  • Complete checklist items by January 13, 2020

* 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
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

Cost

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.

Career Salaries

$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.

Potential Careers

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

Transfer Options

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.

There are currently no program specific college credit agreements for Electronic Systems Technology. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

College Program Name Credit Awards
Colorado State University-Global CampusAny Bachelors Degreeup to 64, 10% tuition discount
Concordia University - WisconsinAny BachelorsUp to 84
Franklin UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
Grand Canyon UniversityAny Bachelors10% tuition discount
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 35%+ tuition discount for WCTC grads
Purdue GlobalAny Bachelorscredits vary, 20% tuition discount
UW-Green BayOrganizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied StudiesBlock of 60 credits
UW-OshkoshBS Leadership and Organizational Studiescredits vary, 100% online
UW-StoutBS Management (100% online)up to 60
UW-StoutBS Career, Technical Education & Training (100% online)up to 60
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70

Transfer Tips

  • 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.

 

Other Educational Opportunities

Program Instructors

Tom Trawicki, PE | 262.691.5020
Kathleen Bachhuber, MS | 262.691.5341