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:
- Complete the Madison College Academy Interest Form on this webpage. You will receive follow-up on next steps.
- 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.
- Work with your high school counselor to build a schedule that includes your college courses
- Fall priority registration beings on May 15.
- Fall 2020 ProgrammingAcademy Interest Form
Fall 2020 Programming
Fall 2020 programs available include:Truax CampusStudents 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 classesMon - Wed 8 - 10 a.m. | Thur 8 - 9:30 a.m. | Fri 8 - 10 a.m.10-007-103Biotechnology Laboratory Skills for a Regulated Workplace3 credits10-007-136Laboratory Math for Biotechnology1 credits10-007-108Hazardous Materials-Biotechnology1 creditsSpring 2021 classesMon - Thurs | 8 - 10 a.m.10-007-111Biotechnology Career Seminar1 credits10-007-105Bioprocess Technology3 creditsEmergency Medical ResponderMadison CampusM/W/F MorningsThis 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.30-531-310Emergency Medical Responder2 creditsReedsburg CampusMorning, Afternoon and EveningsMadison CampusMorning, Afternoon and EveningsStudents 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.10-531-102Emergency Medical Technician 12 credits10-531-103Emergency Medical Technician 23 creditsFire Recruit AcademyTruax CampusMon-Fri mornings200 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.10-503-100Fire Recruit Academy5 creditsFire Recruit AcademyMount HorebMon-Fri mornings200 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.10-503-100Fire Recruit Academy5 creditsFitness InstructorTruax CampusMon & 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.10-109-173Group Fitness Development3 credits10-807-160A&P for Exercise Lab1 credits10-109-297Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals3 creditsFill 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.10-801-195Written Communications3 credits10-801-196Oral/Interpersonal Communications3 credits10-804-123Math with Business Applications3 credits10-809-199Psychology of Human Relations3 credits10-809-195Economics3 creditsFort Atkinson CampusMon - Fri AfternoonsStudents 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.10-623-100Safety for Industry1 credits10-623-200Interpreting Engineering Drawings2 credits31-442-320Welding Occupations Development1 credits31-442-323Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/MIG)2 credits31-804-379Vocational Math 11 creditsGeneral Education CoursesAny Campus or onlineMorning, Afternoon and EveningsThe 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 Early College to create a customized course package.Here is an example of a course package you may take:20-801-201English 13 credits20-803-212Am Hist 1865-Pres.3 credits20-809-203Intro Sociology3 credits20-804-212College Algebra3 creditsOnlineMorning, Afternoon and EveningsStudents 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.10-104-102Marketing Principles3 credits10-104-114Social Media Principles3 credits10-104-162Mobile Marketing3 credits10-104-164Marketing Digital Design3 credits10-104-169Digital Marketing3 creditsAll CampusesMorning, Afternoon, Evening and WeekendsThe 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.30-543-300Nursing Assistant3 creditsWatertown CampusMorning, Afternoon and EveningsStudents 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 Algebra, English and Reading. Students must complete a background check, provide current immunization and TB testing records and proof of insurance.10-513-110Basic Lab Skills1 credits10-513-111Phlebotomy2 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.