Electrical Engineering Technology
70-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree
August / January
Electrical engineering technologists' work involves the design, development, production,
testing, manufacturing and repair of electronic and electrical equipment. In this
calculus-based program, gain skills necessary to apply knowledge of electrical theory
to numerous settings, including research and development, manufacturing, field service
engineering among others.
Deadlines To Know*
Fall 2022 Start
- Submit application by August 1, 2022
- Complete checklist items by August 8, 2022
Spring 2023 Start
- Submit application by January 3, 2023
- Complete checklist items by January 9, 2023
Summer 2022 Start
- This program cannot be started in summer.
* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.
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. Explore current tuition and fees.
Additional Estimated Costs
- Any PC with at least 8GB memory
- Power Supply Kit: $64
- DC/AC Kit: $43
- TI-83 Plus calculator: $129
Understanding the ALEKS Math Placement Exam
What is the ALEKS?
The ALEKS Math placement exam is a web-based assessment tool to accurately assess, prepare and place students into
the appropriate level of Math course.
- Once you purchase the ALEKS, you'll have the opportunity to take five assessments.
- Test prep is built in and customized for you.
Engineering is a math-intensive field of study.
- A score of 14 or higher (or placement into 834-110 Elementary Algebra) is required
for admission into the Electrical Engineering Technology program.
- We encourage students to take the ALEKS to improve your Math placement if you are
below Calculus 1. Each additional Math course to build up to Calculus 1 will extend
the time it takes to complete your degree.
||WCTC Course Placement
||834-109 Pre-Algebra (not admitted)
||834-110 Elementary Algebra
||804-118 Intermediate Algebra
||804-195 College Algebra
||804-198 Calculus I
Have you completed other placement testing (ACCUPLACER, ACT, Compass, etc.)? View a chart of all testing prerequisites for Math courses.
Do you have prior learning credit? Request to have your official transcripts or score report sent to the WCTC Admissions
Office to determine if a math course could waive your ALEKS Math placement exam.
If you enjoy science, technology, engineering and math principles, are a practical,
problem solver and have an interest in translating engineering drawings and diagrams,
this career path may be for you. The role of an electrical engineering technician
is application based, and technicians work closely with engineers and scientists.
- Electrical Engineering Technologist
- Engineering Assistant
- Electrical Technician
- Electronics Repair Technician
- Technical Support Representative
$49,700 – $78,600 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.
Program Educational Objectives
As a program student, you are eligible to receive:
- Financial aid loans
- Other forms of assistance
Learn more about financial aid.
We expect that graduates of the Electrical Engineering Technology program will achieve
the following objectives after graduation:
- Apply the technical and general education knowledge gained at WCTC to become successful
technicians or continuing students in the Electrical Engineering Technology field.
- Demonstrate solid technical communication and problem-solving skills.
- Follow a path of lifelong learning to expand skills and keep abreast of new technology.
- Demonstrate professionalism, respect for diversity and ethical behavior.
What Makes This Program Unique?
ABET accreditation confirms that the Electrical Engineering Technology program meets
the quality standards that create successful graduates.
Articulation agreements with four-year universities can provide substantial cost savings.
Find excellent employment opportunities in industries such as electronics, medical,
industrial controls, avionics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical power,
automotive and others.
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More Credit Opportunities
Dual enrollment offers high school students an opportunity to get a head start in
high-demand fields while earning college credits.
You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge
you've already acquired through prior coursework, work experience and more.
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