Early College Academies

Madison College is excited to share upcoming High School Academy opportunities with you! An Academy is a class or group of classes that leads to a Madison College credential or Industry certification.

Madison College Early College programming collaborates with school districts to offer high school students the chance to explore their passions through multiple pathways. Students can earn college credit, certificates and technical diplomas during high school and leave with a post-secondary credential.

If you are interested in participating in any of the following programs:

  1. Complete the Madison College Academy Interest Form on this webpage. You will receive follow-up on next steps.
  2. For fall and spring programming, fill out a Start College Now form (PDF) and submit it to your school district. (Due by March 1 for fall semester and October 1 for spring semester). If you missed the deadline, talk with your counselor about other options.
  3. Work with your high school counselor to build a schedule that includes your college courses
  4. Fall priority registration beings on May 15.
High school counselors can contact EarlyCollege@madisoncollege.edu or call 608-243-4595 for more details.

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Unless otherwise noted, semester dates are as follows:
Summer 2020
June 1 - Aug 7
Fall 2020
Aug 31 - Dec 18
Spring 2021
Spring 2021

 

Summer 2020 Programming

Summer 2020 programs available include:

 
IT Service Center Technician (Grant Funded-No cost to districts or families)
Truax Campus
June 15 - Aug 7 | Mon and Wed | 9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. and Fri | 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Students will learn about computer hardware and software. Topics covered include installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of personal computer hardware, operating systems and software.
 
10-154-184
Enterprise Client
3 credits
10-154-104
A+ Hardware Essentials
3 credits

 

Portage Campus
June 16 - July 30 | Tues and Thurs | 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Aug 3 - 12 | Mon - Fri | 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Aug 13 | Thurs | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Students will be trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations or research.
Requirements: Students must be 18 years old to participate in this academy. Prior to registration, students must demonstrate competencies in both Algebra, English and Reading. Students must complete a background check, provide current immunization and TB testing records and proof of insurance.
 
10-513-110
1 credits
10-513-111
2 credits
Fall 2020 Programming

Fall 2020 programs available include:

 
Truax Campus
Students will learn hand-on skills needed for successful entry into today's biotech job market. Students who complete the 9 credits listed below will receive an embedded technical diploma and be working towards the Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Associate Degree. 
Requirements: Students need to have completed high school Chemistry, Biology and Algebra 1 with a C or better. Students will take classes both fall 2020 and spring 2021.
 
Fall 2020 classes
Mon - Wed 8 - 10 a.m. | Thur 8 - 9:30 a.m. | Fri 8 - 10 a.m.
10-007-103
Biotechnology Laboratory Skills for a Regulated Workplace
3 credits
10-007-136
Laboratory Math for Biotechnology
1 credits
10-007-108
Hazardous Materials-Biotechnology
1 credits
 
Spring 2021 classes
Mon - Thurs | 8 - 10 a.m.
10-007-111
Biotechnology Career Seminar
1 credits
10-007-105
Bioprocess Technology
3 credits

 

Emergency Medical Responder
Stoughton High School
Aug 16 - Jan 18, 2021
Hybrid class: Labs on Wed | 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. and Lectures online
Madison Campus
Dates and times vary based on interest
This is the first level of the Emergency Medical Services System (EMS). Students learn the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS resources to arrive. EMR's also provide assistance to higher-level personnel at the scene of emergencies and during transport.
Requirements:  A Compass Reading score of 75 or higher is recommended. Students must be capable of performing the actions authorized by the Department in Wisconsin Scope of Practice for the Emergency Medical Responder, capable of becoming certified in CPR at the Healthcare provider level, and does not have an arrest of conviction record that is substantially related to performing the duties of an Emergency Medical Responder.
 
30-531-310
Emergency Medical Responder
2 credits

 

Reedsburg ​​​​​​Campus
Morning, Afternoon and Evenings
Madison Campus
Morning, Afternoon and Evenings
Students who successfully complete both EMT 1 and 2 will receive a Technical Diploma and be prepared to obtain licensure as an EMT Basic in the State of Wisconsin.  This approximately 184 hours will include classroom instruction, lectures, discussion, demonstrations, online assignments, and skill practice on emergent medical and traumatic encounters, dealing with special populations, and EMS Operations. Students who complete the two Emergency Medical Technician courses plus the Fire Recruit Academy will receive the Fire Service Certification Technical Diploma.
Requirements: Students must be 18 years old by Sept. 2020 to participate in this academy. Students must provide health history documentation and complete a Background Information Disclosure and Criminal History Check prior to placement in the field.
 
10-531-102
Emergency Medical Technician 1
2 credits
10-531-103
Emergency Medical Technician 2
3 credits

 

Fire Recruit Academy
Truax Campus
Mon-Fri mornings
200 hours of fire fighting training prepares students for the State of Wisconsin Firefighter I and Firefighter 2 certification examinations. Students who complete the two Emergency Medical Technician courses plus the Fire Recruit Academy will receive the Fire Service Certification Technical Diploma.
Requirements: NexGen Read 253+ or ACCP Read 80+ or ACT Read 18+ or have transcripts showing a college-level English course with a grade of C or higher. Students should also fully understand this course is physically and academically challenging.
 
10-503-100
Fire Recruit Academy
5 credits

 

Fitness Instructor
Truax Campus
Mon & Wed 10 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Fri 10 - 11:50 a.m.
Becoming a fitness instructor allows students to channel their passion for health and fitness into a rewarding career that positively impacts the lives of countless individuals. Students will learn how to properly instruct, demonstrate and correct exercise. They will also be able to improve their participant's wellbeing by giving information about nutrition, weight control, and lifestyle management. Students who complete these 7 credits will be prepared to sit for the ACE Group Fitness Exam and be on their way to receiving a Fitness and Wellness Technical Diploma or a Fitness and Recreation Management Associate Degree.
Requirements: Students of any age can take the courses but must be 18 years old to take the ACE Group Fitness Exam. 
 
10-109-173
Group Fitness Development
3 credits
10-807-160
A&P for Exercise Lab
1 credits
10-109-297
Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals
3 credits
 
Fill your week by taking one or two of the following classes on Tuesday and/or Thursday to get a jump-start on the Fitness and Recreation Associate Degree.
10-801-195
Written Communications
3 credits
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Communications
3 credits
10-804-123
Math with Business Applications
3 credits
10-809-199
Psychology of Human Relations
3 credits
10-809-195
Economics
3 credits

 

Fort Atkinson Campus
Mon - Fri Afternoons
Students will gain knowledge and skills in setting up and operation Gas Metal Arc Welding equipment, develop an understanding of interpreting engineering drawings and math functions used in welding manufacturing and learn how to apply industry accepted safe working practices. Students who successfully complete these 7 credits will receive an Embedded Technical Diploma and have a jump-start towards the Metal Fabrication and/or Welding Technical Diplomas.
 
10-623-100
Safety for Industry
1 credits
10-623-200
Interpreting Engineering Drawings
2 credits
31-442-320
Welding Occupations Development
1 credits
31-442-323
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/MIG)
2 credits
31-804-379
Vocational Math 1
1 credits

 

General Education Courses
Any Campus or online
Morning, Afternoon and Evenings
The right package of courses will vary based on your post-secondary goals and courses previously taken. Browse course offerings in Liberal Arts Transfer programs on our academic program page or email Audra Cooke to create a customized course package.
Here is an example of a course package you may take:
 
20-801-201
English 1
3 credits
20-803-212
Am Hist 1865-Pres.
3 credits
20-809-203
Intro Sociology
3 credits
20-804-212
College Algebra
3 credits

 

Online
Morning, Afternoon and Evenings
Students learn social media principles, how to develop an integrated marketing campaign incorporating traditional and digital channels, SEO techniques, web considerations for marketing and the latest in mobile marketing techniques. Students who complete these 12 credits will earn a Technical Diploma and be on their way to receiving a Marketing Associate Degree. Students may choose to take the entire program in one semester or over multiple semesters.
Requirements: Students must take Marketing Principles before they can take Digital Marketing.
 
10-104-102
Marketing Principles
3 credits
10-104-114
Social Media Principles
3 credits
10-104-162
Mobile Marketing
3 credits
10-104-164
Marketing Digital Design
3 credits
10-104-169
Digital Marketing
3 credits

 

All Campuses
Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Weekends
The program prepares students for employment as Nursing Assistants. Students will learn communication, basic nursing and personal care skills, clients' right and care of clients with dementia. 
Requirements: Prior to course registration, students must demonstrate the reading comprehension requirement. Students must complete a background check, provide current immunization and TB records and proof of insurance.
 
30-543-300
Nursing Assistant
3 credits

 

Watertown Campus
Morning, Afternoon and Evenings
Students will be trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations or research.
Requirements: Students must be 18 years old to participate in this academy. Prior to registration, students must demonstrate competencies in both Algebra, English and Reading. Students must complete a background check, provide current immunization and TB testing records and proof of insurance.
 
10-513-110
Basic Lab Skills
1 credits
10-513-111
Phlebotomy
2 credits

 

 

Academy Interest Form

We are excited you want to take classes at Madison College!

After you turn in your Start College Now form to your high school, you may complete the Madison College Academy interest form.

All students must attend a mandatory on-boarding session and orientation to participate in these academies. Dates, times and locations will be sent to you after you are accepted into the program.