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School of Business and Applied Arts


Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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Monday - Friday: 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m. 

CALL: (608) 246-6003 ext. 8
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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.

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

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

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

Accounting


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 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.

Outcomes

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

  • Process financial transactions throughout the accounting cycle
  • Analyze financial and business information to support planning and decision-making
  • Perform payroll preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks
  • Perform cost accounting preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks
  • Perform individual and/or organizational tax accounting preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks
  • Identify internal controls to reduce risk
Careers

Employers throughout the Madison area 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

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    60
    Tuition
    $8193.90
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $869.68
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Program Costs:
    $9063.58
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 50 62 60
    Number of Surveys Sent 50 62 60
    Number of Surveys Returned 37 44 44
    Percent of Surveys Returned 74.00% 71.00% 73.30%
    Available for Employment 35 40 44
    Percent Available for Employment 94.60% 90.90% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 2 4 0
    Percent Not in Labor Market 5.40% 9.10% 0.00%
    Available for Employment

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 31 37 42
    Percent of Graduates Employed 88.60% 92.50% 95.50%
    Employed in Related Occupation 24 27 33
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 77.40% 73.00% 78.60%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 7 8 8
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 22.60% 21.60% 19.00%
    Employed - No Response 0 2 1
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 5.40% 2.40%
    Seeking Employment 4 3 2
    Percent Seeking Employment 11.40% 7.50% 4.50%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.4 3.4 3.4
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 37 44 44
    Very Satisfied 18 20 19
    Percent Very Satisfied 48.60% 45.50% 43.20%
    Satisfied 17 22 24
    Percent Satisfied 45.90% 50.00% 54.50%
    Unsatisfied 0 1 1
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 2.30% 2.30%
    Very Unsatisfied 2 1 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 5.40% 2.30% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 37 44 44
    Preparation for Getting a Job 13 16 17
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 35.10% 36.40% 38.60%
    Career Change 13 15 14
    Percent Career Change 35.10% 34.10% 31.80%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 6 7 6
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 16.20% 15.90% 13.60%
    Preparation for Further Education 3 3 5
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 8.10% 6.80% 11.40%
    Personal Interest 2 3 2
    Percent Personal Interest 5.40% 6.80% 4.50%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 31 35 41
    Before Enrollment 7 8 9
    Percent Before Enrollment 22.60% 22.90% 22.00%
    While Attending the College 11 13 12
    Percent While Attending the College 35.50% 37.10% 29.30%
    After Training at the College 13 14 20
    Percent After Training at the College 41.90% 40.00% 48.80%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 31 37 42
    In College District 28 30 36
    Percent In College District 90.30% 81.10% 85.70%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 1 3 4
    Percent of In Wisconsin 3.20% 8.10% 9.50%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 1
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 2.40%
    Employer Location Unknown 2 4 1
    Percent Location Unknown 6.50% 10.80% 2.40%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 17 21 28
    Average Monthly Wage $3,584 $2,991 $3,208
    Average Hourly Wage $20.84 $17.39 $18.65
    Average Work Hours per Week 40.4 42.5 41.6
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 2 3 4
    Average Hourly Wage $19.40 $13.25 $17.69
    Average Work Hours per Week 30 26.7 24.5
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2017
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 263 943
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 66 381
    Total Jobs 329 1,324
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    AJ Restaurant Accounting LLC Financial Accountant 2
    Baker Tilly Accounting Assistant
    BMOC Inc Accounting Assistant
    City of Baraboo Office Assistant/Accountant Baraboo
    Clasen Quality Chocolate Inc Accounting Specialist
    Coating Place Inc Accounting Supervisor Verona
    Covance Laboratories, Inc Billing & Revenue Coordinator
    Creative Energy Designs Bookkeeper
    Dept of Revenue Tax Representative #2
    Foremost Farms USA Treasury Supervisor Baraboo
    General Beverage Sales Co Staff Accountant Fitchburg
    General Beverage Sales Co Treasury/Accounts Payable Clerk Fitchburg
    Honkamp Krueger & Co Staff Accountant Waunakee 2
    Johnson Bank Credit Operations Specialist
    Johnson Sales Account Sales Associate Arlington
    Madison Property Management Bookkeeper
    MBE CPAs Accountant Sun Prairie
    Midvale Community Church Business Manager/Bookkeeper
    Northwoods Computers Inc of Wisconsin Business Office Manager Portage
    Oconomowoc Business Center Office Manager Oconomowoc
    Options in Community Living Accounting Assistant
    Psychiatric Services, SC Billing Manager/Accountant
    RSM US LLP Client Support Representative
    Seneca Foods Corporation Payroll Clerk Clyman
    Sheltered Wings Inc Accounts Receivable Specialist Middleton
    Spectrum Brands Accounts Receivable Claims Specialist Middleton
    State of Wisconsin Payroll & Benefits Specialist
    TAS Communications Systems Account Manager
    The Scharine Group Accountant Whitewater
    Westphal & Co Accounts Payable Assistant/Data Entry

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

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

    **** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at techconnect@madisoncollege.edu