Areas of Study Exploratory Path

Undecided?

Earn credit while you decide on a program

The exploratory path is designed to guide students through a career exploration process by the time they reach 12 – 15 credits (3-5 classes). During your first semester (or sooner), you will decide on your *program of choice and apply. 

Need help? You can start exploring careers  now. You will also work closely with an exploratory advisor to identify your interests, skills and explore programs within your area of study. You will collaborate with your exploratory advisor to: 

 

  1. Explore your educational and career goals by attending career planning workshops, completing assessments and evaluating your personal goals
  2. Access campus resources to help refine your educational and personal goals  
  3. Create a plan to help you decide on 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.