General Accountancy

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 311013

Credits: 41

Area of Study: Business

Delivery Method: Some Online

Program completed online and in person

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $5,694.90
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

NOTE: There will be no further admissions for terms after Summer 2020 into the General Accountancy program. If you are interested in Accounting related professions consider our Accounting associate degree. You may be eligible to receive credit for prior learning and earn your associate degree in less than two years. 

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.


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. 


Contact Enrollment Services at or (608) 246-6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2020-2021 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.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


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

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    Number of Surveys Sent322
    Number of Surveys Returned221
    Percent of Surveys Returned66.70%100.00%50.00%
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