Associate Degree in Applied Science
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.
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
Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.
Some of the courses for this program may be available online.
- View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.
- Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
- Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC.
Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.
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.10-101-1114 credits10-101-1391 credits10-102-1343 credits10-103-1331 credits10-801-1953 credits10-804-1443 credits10-101-1134 credits10-101-1234 credits10-101-1411 credits10-114-1303 credits10-809-1993 credits20-810-2053 credits10-101-1214 credits10-101-1254 credits10-101-1383 credits10-102-1603 credits10-101-1224 credits10-101-1372 credits10-101-1423 credits10-106-1901 credits10-809-1953 credits
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
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:
- Certified Public Accountant
- Trust Officer
Estimated Program Cost
# of Credits for Completion60Tuition$8334.30Materials/Supplemental Costs$1288.79Other Costs$0.00Total Estimated Program Costs:
(book costs not included)$9623.09
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2016 2017 2018 Number of Program Graduates 62 60 59 Number of Surveys Sent 62 60 59 Number of Surveys Returned 44 44 30 Percent of Surveys Returned 71.00% 73.30% 50.80% Available for Employment 40 44 27 Percent Available for Employment 90.90% 100.00% 90.00% Not in Labor Market 4 0 3 Percent Not in Labor Market 9.10% 0.00% 10.00% Available for Employment
2016 2017 2018 Graduates Employed 37 42 26 Percent of Graduates Employed 92.50% 95.50% 96.30% Employed in Related Occupation 27 33 21 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 73.00% 78.60% 80.80% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 8 8 4 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 21.60% 19.00% 15.40% Employed - No Response 2 1 1 Percent Employed - No Response 5.40% 2.40% 3.80% Seeking Employment 3 2 1 Percent Seeking Employment 7.50% 4.50% 3.70% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2016 2017 2018 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.4 3.4 3.5 Number of Satisfaction Responses 44 44 30 Very Satisfied 20 19 16 Percent Very Satisfied 45.50% 43.20% 53.30% Satisfied 22 24 14 Percent Satisfied 50.00% 54.50% 46.70% Unsatisfied 1 1 0 Percent Unsatisfied 2.30% 2.30% 0.00% Very Unsatisfied 1 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 2.30% 0.00% 0.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2016 2017 2018 Number of Primary Reason Responses 44 44 30 Preparation for Getting a Job 16 17 12 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 36.40% 38.60% 40.00% Career Change 15 14 11 Percent Career Change 34.10% 31.80% 36.70% Improvement of Existing Skills 7 6 1 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 15.90% 13.60% 3.30% Preparation for Further Education 3 5 5 Percent Preparation for Further Education 6.80% 11.40% 16.70% Personal Interest 3 2 1 Percent Personal Interest 6.80% 4.50% 3.30% 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 35 41 23 Before Enrollment 8 9 5 Percent Before Enrollment 22.90% 22.00% 21.70% While Attending the College 13 12 9 Percent While Attending the College 37.10% 29.30% 39.10% After Training at the College 14 20 9 Percent After Training at the College 40.00% 48.80% 39.10% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2016 2017 2018 Number of Employment Location Responses 37 42 27 In College District 30 36 22 Percent In College District 81.10% 85.70% 81.50% In Wisconsin, Not in District 3 4 3 Percent of In Wisconsin 8.10% 9.50% 11.10% Outside of Wisconsin 0 1 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 2.40% 0.00% Employer Location Unknown 4 1 2 Percent Location Unknown 10.80% 2.40% 7.40% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 21 28 18 Average Monthly Wage $2,991 $3,208 $3,380 Average Hourly Wage $17.39 $18.65 $19.65 Average Work Hours per Week 42.5 41.6 41.3 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 3 4 3 Average Hourly Wage $13.25 $17.69 $20.68 Average Work Hours per Week 26.7 24.5 27.3
Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018 Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison Number of Full Time Positions Open 304 1,085 Number of Part Time Positions Open 55 423 Total Jobs 359 1,508 Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018 Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions AJ Restaurant Accounting LLC Accounts Payable Specialist AJ Restaurant Accounting LLC Financial Accountant Baker Tilly Virchow Krause Accounts Payable Specialist Fort Atkinson Area Chamber Of Commerce Executive Assistant/Office Manager Fort Atkinson Ho-Chunk Nation Accountant Infinity High Purity Systems Bookkeeper/Operations Manager Sun Prairie Jaeckle Distributors Accounts Receivable Specialist Joe Seep & Sons Plumbing, Electrical & Excavating Secretary/Bookkeeper Reedsburg LocknCharge Accounts Payable Specialist LocknCharge Accounts Receivable Specialist Rocky Rococo Corporation Accounting Assistant Silgan Containers Accounting Assistant Oconomowoc Small Business Accounting Solutions LLC Accounting Assistant Brookfield Sorge CPA & Business Advisors Accountant Monona Statz Corp Accounting Assistant Cross Plains UnityPoint Health Payroll Specialist UW Medical Foundation Centennial Building Financial Specialist Senior UW System Administration Accountant UW-Madison Biochemistry Financial Specialist Villard & Associates Accountant
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