99% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.
Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $41,652.
Program Number: 101011
Area of Study: Business
Delivery Method: Some Online
Financial Aid Available
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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
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- View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.
- Attend an Advising, Application, Information & More (AAIM) 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 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.
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 SchoolsDetailsStudents 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.DetailsPer 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.DetailsA 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.DetailsStudents 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.DetailsStudent 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.DetailsThe 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.DetailsStudents 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 SchoolsDetailsStudents 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.DetailsPer 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.DetailsStudents 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.DetailsA 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.DetailsFranklin 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.DetailsStudents 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.
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
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2017 2018 2019 Number of Program Graduates 60 59 54 Number of Surveys Sent 60 59 54 Number of Surveys Returned 44 30 37 Percent of Surveys Returned 73.30% 50.80% 68.50% Available for Employment 44 27 35 Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 90.00% 94.60% Not in Labor Market 0 3 2 Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 10.00% 5.40% Available for Employment
2017 2018 2019 Graduates Employed 42 26 35 Percent of Graduates Employed 95.50% 96.30% 100.00% Employed in Related Occupation 33 21 26 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 78.60% 80.80% 74.30% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 8 4 9 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 19.00% 15.40% 25.70% Employed - No Response 1 1 0 Percent Employed - No Response 2.40% 3.80% 0.00% Seeking Employment 2 1 0 Percent Seeking Employment 4.50% 3.70% 0.00% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2017 2018 2019 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.4 3.5 3.7 Number of Satisfaction Responses 44 30 37 Very Satisfied (4) 19 16 26 Percent Very Satisfied 43.20% 53.30% 70.30% Satisfied (3) 24 14 11 Percent Satisfied 54.50% 46.70% 29.70% Unsatisfied (2) 1 0 0 Percent Unsatisfied 2.30% 0.00% 0.00% Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2017 2018 2019 Number of Primary Reason Responses 44 30 37 Preparation for Getting a Job 17 12 13 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 38.60% 40.00% 35.10% Career Change 14 11 10 Percent Career Change 31.80% 36.70% 27.00% Improvement of Existing Skills 6 1 9 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 13.60% 3.30% 24.30% Preparation for Further Education 5 5 5 Percent Preparation for Further Education 11.40% 16.70% 13.50% Personal Interest 2 1 0 Percent Personal Interest 4.50% 3.30% 0.00% Other 0 0 0 Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% When Employment was Obtained
2017 2018 2019 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 41 23 35 Before Enrollment 9 5 9 Percent Before Enrollment 22.00% 21.70% 25.70% While Attending the College 12 9 12 Percent While Attending the College 29.30% 39.10% 34.30% After Training at the College 20 9 14 Percent After Training at the College 48.80% 39.10% 40.00% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2017 2018 2019 Number of Employment Location Responses 42 27 35 In College District 36 22 31 Percent In College District 85.70% 81.50% 88.60% In Wisconsin, Not in District 4 3 3 Percent of In Wisconsin 9.50% 11.10% 8.60% Outside of Wisconsin 1 0 1 Percent Outside Wisconsin 2.40% 0.00% 2.90% Employer Location Unknown 1 2 0 Percent Location Unknown 2.40% 7.40% 0.00% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2017 2018 2019 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 28 18 23 Average Monthly Wage $3,208 $3,380 $3,471 Average Hourly Wage $18.65 $19.65 $20.18 Average Work Hours per Week 41.6 41.3 41 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 4 3 3 Average Hourly Wage $17.69 $20.68 $18.33 Average Work Hours per Week 24.5 27.3 23
- 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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