Electrical Engineering Technology

Electrical Engineering Technology

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Degree Type

60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code

10-662-1

Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date

August / January

How You'll Learn

On Campus

8-Week Courses

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 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: September 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: August 5, 2024

Spring 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: January 8, 2024

Summer 2024 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Submit all checklist items by the application deadline. Apply early; deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

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

How To Apply

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an Enrollment Counselor.

Engineering is a math-intensive field of study. 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.

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.

ALEKS Score WCTC Course Placement
0-6% 854-793 Basic Math
6-13% 834-109 Pre-Algebra
14-29% 834-110 Elementary Algebra
30-45% 804-118 Intermediate Algebra
46-60% 804-195 College Algebra
61-75% 804-196 Trigonometry
76-100% 804-198 Calculus I

Have you completed other placement testing (ACCUPLACER, ACT, etc.)? View a chart of all testing prerequisites for Math courses.

Do you have prior learning creditRequest 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.

Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Enrollment team by filling out our online form or by email at enroll@wctc.edu.

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

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

$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.

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • 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?

1

ABET accreditation confirms that the Electrical Engineering Technology program meets the quality standards that create successful graduates.

2

Articulation agreements with four-year universities can provide substantial cost savings.

3

Find excellent employment opportunities in industries such as electronics, medical, industrial controls, avionics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical power, automotive and others.

Electrical Engineering Technology

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 
Phone: 410.347.7700
accreditation@abet.com

Enrollment and Graduation Data

  • 2018-19: Headcount: 63 | Graduates: 5
  • 2019-20: Headcount: 61 | Graduates: 12
  • 2020-21: Headcount: 59 | Graduates: 9
  • 2021-22: Headcount: 56 | Graduates: 7
Engineering Accreditation Commission

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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
Marquette UniversityBS Electrical Engineeringup to 62
MSOEBS Electrical Engineeringup to 70
UW-MilwaukeeBS Electrical EngineeringJunior Standing
UW-MilwaukeeBA Computer Science60+
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MSOEB.S. Technical & Business ManagementJunior Standing

 

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