General Accountancy

Embedded Technical Diploma

Program number: 311013

Overview

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.

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 at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (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.

Outcomes

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.
Careers

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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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    41
    Tuition
    $5596.50
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $979.40
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
    $6575.90
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 2 3 2
    Number of Surveys Sent 2 3 2
    Number of Surveys Returned 2 2 2
    Percent of Surveys Returned 100.00% 66.70% 100.00%
    Available for Employment 2 2 2
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 0 0 0
    Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Available for Employment

    2016 2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 1 2 2
    Percent of Graduates Employed 50.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 1 1 1
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 100.00% 50.00% 50.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 1 1
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0.00% 50.00% 50.00%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 1 0 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 50.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 4 3.5 4
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 2 2 2
    Very Satisfied 2 1 2
    Percent Very Satisfied 100.00% 50.00% 100.00%
    Satisfied 0 1 0
    Percent Satisfied 0.00% 50.00% 0.00%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 2 2 2
    Preparation for Getting a Job 0 0 1
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 0.00% 0.00% 50.00%
    Career Change 2 2 0
    Percent Career Change 100.00% 100.00% 0.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 0 0 1
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 0.00% 50.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 0 0 0
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Personal Interest 0 0 0
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 1 2 2
    Before Enrollment 0 1 1
    Percent Before Enrollment 0.00% 50.00% 50.00%
    While Attending the College 1 0 0
    Percent While Attending the College 100.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    After Training at the College 0 1 1
    Percent After Training at the College 0.00% 50.00% 50.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 1 2 2
    In College District 1 2 2
    Percent In College District 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0
    Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 1 1
    Average Monthly Wage $3,158 $2,864
    Average Hourly Wage $18.36 $16.65
    Average Work Hours per Week 40 40
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count
    Average Hourly Wage
    Average Work Hours per Week
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open
    Number of Part Time Positions Open
    Total Jobs
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Madison Metro Transit Account Clerk

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    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

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