School of Business and Applied Arts

Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m. 

CALL: (608) 246-6003 ext. 8
FAX: (608) 243-4754

General Accountancy

Embedded Technical Diploma

Program number: 311013


The General Accountancy technical diploma program at Madison College focuses on developing the skills necessary for employment in the accounting field. This program includes all the technical accounting courses within the Accounting associate degree program but without the general education courses.  

Upon completion, you will receive a General Accountancy diploma and will only need to complete the required general education coursework for your Accounting associate degree.

Program Details

Students in the General Accountancy program can attend full or part-time.

General Accountancy classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses: 

  • Madison - Truax 
  • Fort Atkinson 
  • Portage 
  • Reedsburg
  • Watertown

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.


Some of the courses for this program may be available online.


To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

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. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 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.

First Semester

Second Semester

4 credits

Third Semester

Fourth Semester


After completing the General Accountancy program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  • Understand types of business organizations and their internal control structures.
  • Analyze and record financial transactions in a manual and computerized general ledger system.
  • Prepare financial statements according to generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Analyze and prepare financial information for management decision-making.
  • Utilize current income tax resources to prepare personal income tax returns.
  • Process payroll transactions in accordance with current payroll reporting requirements.
  • Develop and apply flexible solutions to accounting problems using spreadsheets.
  • Complete accounting cycle tasks using general ledger accounting software.
  • Communicate financial information effectively within a business environment.

Earning your technical diploma in General Accountancy at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as:

  • Accounts Payable/ Receivable Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Cost Accountant
  • Public Accountant
  • Staff Accountant
  • Tax Accountant
  • Account Manager
  • Account Specialist
  • Payroll Accountant

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:

  • Auditor
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Comptroller
  • Treasurer
  • Trust Officer