Areas of Study Exploratory Path

Undecided?

Earn credit while you decide on a program

The exploratory path is designed to guide you through a career exploration process by the time you earn 12 – 15 credits (or 3-5 classes). During your first semester (or sooner), you will choose and apply to a program.

Need help? We will help you explore careers right away. An exploratory advisor will help you identify interests, skills and programs within your area of study.

 

This path allows you to:

 

  1. Explore your career and educational plans
  2. Attend career planning workshops where you will assess and evaluate your goals
  3. Access campus resources that bolster success 
  4. Create a plan to help you choose a program and career direction

*Exploratory courses may not apply toward all programs.

 

Admission

To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 

Questions?

Contact Enrollment Services:
EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu
(608) 246-6210

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

Architecture and Engineering - Exploratory Path

First Semester

10-801-195
Written Communications*
3 credits
20-809-231
Intro Psychology
3 credits
20-804-231
Calculus and Analytics Geometry
5 credits
20-806-223
University Physics 1 - Calc Based
5 credits

 

Arts, Design and Humanities - Exploratory Path

First Semester

10-801-195
Written Communications*
3 credits
20-809-231
Intro Psychology
3 credits
20-804-201
Intermediate Algebra
4 credits
20-815-201
Basic Design
3 credits

 

Business - Exploratory Path

First Semester

10-801-195
Written Communications*
3 credits
20-809-231
Intro Psychology
3 credits
20-809-211
Macro Economics
3 credits
10-804-144
Math of Finance
3 credits

 

Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance - Exploratory Path

First Semester

10-801-195
Written Communications*
3 credits
10-809-199
Psychology of Human Relations
3 credits
10-462-100
Safety for Industry
1 credit
10-462-102
Intro to Logic & Troubleshooting
1 credit
10-606-200
Interpreting Engineering Drawings
2 credits

 

Culinary, Hospitality and Fitness - Exploratory Path

First Semester

10-801-195
Written Communications*
3 credits
20-809-231
Intro Psychology
3 credits
10-101-106
Accounting Fundamentals
3 credits
10-104-102
Marketing Principles
3 credits

 

Education and Social Sciences - Exploratory Path

First Semester

10-801-195
Written Communications*
3 credits
20-809-231
Intro Psychology
3 credits
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3 credits
20-804-201
Intermediate Algebra
4 credits

 

Health Sciences - Exploratory Path

First Semester

10-801-195
Written Communications*
3 credits
20-809-231
Intro Psychology
3 credits
20-809-252
Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
3 credits
20-806-206
General Anatomy and Physiology
4 credits

 

Information Technology - Exploratory Path

First Semester

10-801-195
Written Communications*
3 credits
10-804-144
Math of Finance
3 credits
10-107-111
Exploration of Info Technology
1 credit
10-151-102
IT Security Awareness
1 credit
10-150-121
Intro to Cisco Networking
3 credits
10-152-120
Website Development
3 credits

 

Law, Protective and Human Services - Exploratory Path

First Semester

10-801-195
Written Communications*
3 credits
20-809-231
Intro Psychology
3 credits
20-809-218
Law & Society
3 credits
20-804-211
Quantitative Reasoning
3 credits

 

Science, Math and Natural Resources - Exploratory Path

First Semester

10-801-195
Written Communications*
3 credits
20-809-231
Intro Psychology
3 credits
20-809-203
Intro Sociology
3 credits
20-806-203
Intro Zoology
5 credits

 

Transportation - Exploratory Path

First Semester

10-801-195
Written Communications*
3 credits
10-804-107
College Mathematics
3 credits
10-457-100
Metal Repair Techniques
2 credits
 
 
 
 
 

 

* In place of Written Communication, English 1  is recommended for students considering a Liberal Arts Transfer program or a future pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.