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Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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Accounting

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 101011

Overview

The Accounting program at Madison College provides you the educational background and training required for entry-level positions in:

  • Private business and industry
  • Governmental agencies
  • Public accounting firms

Work experience and professional development will provide you the necessary qualifications for advanced positions in the field of accounting.

Keyboard skills and computer literacy are required for Madison College’s Accounting .

Program Details

Accounting is on a career pathway that includes this associate degree and a technical diploma. Both will prepare you for a good job and with the associate degree, you can transfer to another college to earn your bachelor’s degree. Learn at your own pace and increase your earning potential with credentials that keep you moving on your career path.    

Students in MATC's Accounting program can attend full or part time.

Accounting classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses: 

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

Portions of this program are offered online.

Accounting


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



3 credits




Third Semester




3 credits


Fourth Semester






Outcomes

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

  • Process financial transactions throughout the accounting cycle
    • you journalize in accordance with current accounting standards
    • you post to the ledger(s)
    • you prepare adjusting entries
    • you complete closing procedures
    • you prepare financial statements and reports accurately to represent an organization’s financial position in accordance with current accounting standards
    • you use current technology to process and report financial transactions
    • you adhere to internal controls
    • you identify ethical considerations for processing financial transactions
  • Analyze financial and business information to support planning and decision-making
    • analysis is based on research that identifies relevant information
    • analysis presents business concerns
    • you effectively communicate financial and business information to stakeholders
    • you adhere to internal controls
    • you identify ethical considerations for analyzing financial and business information
    • you use current technology to collect, process, and report data and analyses
  • Perform payroll preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks
    • you prepare payroll forms and reports which adhere to state and federal laws and regulations
    • you maintain payroll records
    • you prepare payroll tax deposits
    • you record payroll transactions
    • you use current technology to process payroll
  • Perform cost accounting preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks
    • you calculate variances using standards costs
    • you generate job costing sheets
    • you prepare master budgets
    • you prepare cash budgets
    • you generate productions reports
    • you effectively communicate financial and business information to internal stakeholders
    • you use current technology to perform cost accounting tasks
  • Perform individual and/or organizational tax accounting preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks
    • you prepare required tax forms which adhere to current tax laws and regulations
    • you effectively communicate tax accounting information to stakeholders
    • you use current technology to perform tax accounting tasks
  • Identify internal controls to reduce risk
    • you analyze the relationship among risk, opportunity, and controls
    • you document the internal control system in narrative or flowchart form
    • you communicate weaknesses in an existing internal control structure
    • you effectively communicate audit information to internal and external stakeholders
    • you employ current technology to perform audit tasks
Careers

Prospective employers throughout Madison consider Madison College accounting graduates top candidates. Associate degree graduates are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of accounting including:

  • 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