Accounting

100%

Student Satisfaction

100% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.

$40k

Annual Salary

Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $40,056.

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 - $8,742.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$1,666.48
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 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement 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
Any Madison College student who has successfully completed an associate degree in applied science after 2015, and meets admission requirements for the Rader School of Business (RSOB) at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Technical Sales at MSOE by successfully completing the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Business Administration program. --- In particular, any Madison College student who successfully completes all technical courses and general education courses in their AAS program with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; successfully completes all other specified courses, as defined in this transfer agreement, with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; and meets the MSOE admission requirements for transfer students into the BBA Program at MSOE, minimum 2.75/4.0 cumulative GPA from the last regionally accredited school will be admitted into the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at MSOE.
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

    201820192020
    Number of Program Graduates595454
    Number of Surveys Sent595454
    Number of Surveys Returned303735
    Percent of Surveys Returned50.8%68.5%64.8%
    Available for Employment273531
    Percent Available for Employment90.0%94.6%88.6%
    Not in Labor Market324
    Percent Not in Labor Market10.0%5.4%11.4%
    Available for Employment

    201820192020
    Graduates Employed263526
    Percent of Graduates Employed96.3%100.0%83.9%
    Employed in Related Occupation212618
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation80.8%74.3%69.2%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation498
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation15.4%25.7%30.8%
    Employed - No Response100
    Percent Employed - No Response3.8%0.0%0.0%
    Seeking Employment105
    Percent Seeking Employment3.7%0.0%16.1%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    201820192020
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.53.73.6
    Number of Satisfaction Responses303735
    Very Satisfied (4)162621
    Percent Very Satisfied53.3%70.3%60.0%
    Satisfied (3)141114
    Percent Satisfied46.7%29.7%40.0%
    Unsatisfied (2)000
    Percent Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    201820192020
    Number of Primary Reason Responses303735
    Preparation for Getting a Job121318
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job40.0%35.1%51.4%
    Career Change111012
    Percent Career Change36.7%27.0%34.3%
    Improvement of Existing Skills191
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills3.3%24.3%2.9%
    Preparation for Further Education553
    Percent Preparation for Further Education16.7%13.5%8.6%
    Personal Interest101
    Percent Personal Interest3.3%0.0%2.9%
    Other000
    Percent Other0.0%0.0%0.0%
    When Employment was Obtained

    201820192020
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses233526
    Before Enrollment592
    Percent Before Enrollment21.7%25.7%7.7%
    While Attending the College91212
    Percent While Attending the College39.1%34.3%46.2%
    After Training at the College91412
    Percent After Training at the College39.1%40.0%46.2%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    201820192020
    Number of Employment Location Responses273526
    In College District223123
    Percent In College District81.5%88.6%88.5%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District332
    Percent of In Wisconsin11.1%8.6%7.7%
    Outside of Wisconsin011
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.0%2.9%3.8%
    Employer Location Unknown200
    Percent Location Unknown7.4%0.0%0.0%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201820192020
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count182314
    Average Monthly Wage$3,380$3,471$3,338
    Average Hourly Wage$19.65$20.18$19.41
    Average Work Hours per Week41.341.040.9
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count332
    Average Hourly Wage$20.68$18.33$15.75
    Average Work Hours per Week27.323.015.0
  • 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