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Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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General Accountancy

Embedded Technical Diploma

Program number: 311013

Overview

The General Accountancy technical diploma program focuses on developing the skills necessary for employment in the accounting field. This program includes all the technical accounting courses within the Accounting Associates degree program 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 associates 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

Portions of this program are offered online.


Admission

To Apply

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

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 the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2016-2017 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

First Semester
Second Semester

4 credits

Third Semester
Fourth Semester
Outcomes

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

  1. Understand types of business organizations and their internal control structures.
  2. Analyze and record financial transactions in a manual and computerized general ledger system.
  3. Prepare financial statements according to generally accepted accounting principles.
  4. Analyze and prepare financial information for management decision-making.
  5. Utilize current income tax recourses to prepare personal income tax returns.
  6. Process payroll transactions in accordance with current payroll reporting requirements.
  7. Develop and apply flexible solutions to accounting problems using spreadsheets.
  8. Complete accounting cycle tasks using general ledger accounting software.
  9. 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 a:

  • 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