Accounting

99%

Student Satisfaction

99% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.

$42k

Annual Salary

Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $41,652.

Associate Degree

Program Number: 101011

Credits: 62

Area of Study: Business

Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $8,611.80
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$1,631.33
Other Costs
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$0.00
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Total Estimated Program Costs*:
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. 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.

Accounting
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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 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.

Transfer

Madison College has the following Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review the list and identify the right college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree. 

After you identify your best transfer options, review the steps to transfer, attend transfer events, and meet with your program advisor every semester to keep your transfer plans on track.

Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University University.
Details
Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
Details
The terms of the Leadership & Org Studies agreement are limited to students who complete an associates of applied science degree and are admitted to the Organizational Studies emphasis of the Leadership and Organizational Studies at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Details
Students who complete the accounting program can transfer up to 64 credits toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Leadership offered through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies.

Non-Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
Students graduating with an associate degree from MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Franklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University University.
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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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    201720182019
    Number of Program Graduates605954
    Number of Surveys Sent605954
    Number of Surveys Returned443037
    Percent of Surveys Returned73.30%50.80%68.50%
    Available for Employment442735
    Percent Available for Employment100.00%90.00%94.60%
    Not in Labor Market032
    Percent Not in Labor Market0.00%10.00%5.40%
    Available for Employment

    201720182019
    Graduates Employed422635
    Percent of Graduates Employed95.50%96.30%100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation332126
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation78.60%80.80%74.30%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation849
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation19.00%15.40%25.70%
    Employed - No Response110
    Percent Employed - No Response2.40%3.80%0.00%
    Seeking Employment210
    Percent Seeking Employment4.50%3.70%0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    201720182019
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.43.53.7
    Number of Satisfaction Responses443037
    Very Satisfied (4)191626
    Percent Very Satisfied43.20%53.30%70.30%
    Satisfied (3)241411
    Percent Satisfied54.50%46.70%29.70%
    Unsatisfied (2)100
    Percent Unsatisfied2.30%0.00%0.00%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    201720182019
    Number of Primary Reason Responses443037
    Preparation for Getting a Job171213
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job38.60%40.00%35.10%
    Career Change141110
    Percent Career Change31.80%36.70%27.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills619
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills13.60%3.30%24.30%
    Preparation for Further Education555
    Percent Preparation for Further Education11.40%16.70%13.50%
    Personal Interest210
    Percent Personal Interest4.50%3.30%0.00%
    Other000
    Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    201720182019
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses412335
    Before Enrollment959
    Percent Before Enrollment22.00%21.70%25.70%
    While Attending the College12912
    Percent While Attending the College29.30%39.10%34.30%
    After Training at the College20914
    Percent After Training at the College48.80%39.10%40.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    201720182019
    Number of Employment Location Responses422735
    In College District362231
    Percent In College District85.70%81.50%88.60%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District433
    Percent of In Wisconsin9.50%11.10%8.60%
    Outside of Wisconsin101
    Percent Outside Wisconsin2.40%0.00%2.90%
    Employer Location Unknown120
    Percent Location Unknown2.40%7.40%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count281823
    Average Monthly Wage$3,208 $3,380 $3,471
    Average Hourly Wage$18.65 $19.65 $20.18
    Average Work Hours per Week41.641.341
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count433
    Average Hourly Wage$17.69 $20.68 $18.33
    Average Work Hours per Week24.527.323
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Bou-Matic Accounting Specialist
    Building Trades United Pension Trust Fund Payroll Auditor Elm Grove
    Carol A Valley CPA SC Accountant Columbus
    Certco Inc Accounts Payable Senior Accountant
    Covance Laboratories, Inc Payroll Associate
    Crawfish Junction Office Manager Johnson Creek
    Dane County Humane Society EMS Operations Assistant
    Dept of Administration Contract Specialist
    Dept of Natural Resources Financial Specialist
    DeWitt Ross & Stevens SC Accounts Payable Specialist
    Extreme Engineering Solutions Financial Analyst Verona
    Fairway Independent Mortgage Wire Specialist
    Johnson Mechanical Office Manager Portage
    Kollath CPA Associate Accountant Middleton
    Marquette Adams Telephone Accountant Oxford
    Master Cleaners Administrator
    MBE CPAs Accountant 1 Baraboo
    Monona Plumbing Accounting Assistant
    Pizza Hut Of Southern Wisconsin, Inc Staff Accountant
    Public Health Madison-Dane County Grants & Billing Specialist
    Telephone & Data Systems, Inc Program Analyst Middleton
    Total Water Accounts Receivable Billing Accountant
    Trek Bicycle Retail Accounting Assistant
    W Hotel General Accountant Bellevue WA
    Wegner CPA & Consultants Staff Accountant
    Wisconsin Management Company Property Accountant

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    ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

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