Financial Assistant

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 311144

Credits: 32

Area of Study: Business

Delivery Method:
100% Online*
100% In Person*
Some Online / Some In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $4,444.80
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

The Financial Assistant embedded technical diploma at Madison College is comprised of a selection of courses from the Finance Associate Degree program. These core classes can be completed in one year giving you the valuable skills you need to enter or move up in the workforce.  

In these classes you will explore:

  • Accounting principles including an introduction to accounting software.
  • Federal and state income tax laws, with an emphasis on personal taxes.
  • Microsoft Excel; create professional workbooks, charts, macros, and work with financial tools.
  • Financial Institutions and their impact on the economy.

You’ll leave Madison College fully prepared for your job or internship search. We’ll teach you effective techniques to present yourself to employers for job prospects or promotions. You will learn how to create or improve your resume and cover letter as well as polish your interviewing and networking skills.

If you apply for the Finance associate degree, you will automatically earn this diploma after completing your first year of classes.

Program Details

Students in the Financial Assistant program can attend full or part time.

Finance classes may be offered at the following Madison College campuses: 

  • Madison - Truax
  • Madison - South
  • Fort Atkinson 
  • Reedsburg
  • Watertown

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.


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. 


Contact Enrollment Services at or (608) 246-6210.


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 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.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


Earning your Financial Assistant technical diploma at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as a:

  • Financial Assistant
  • Tax Assistant
  • Credit Analyst
  • Accounts payable/receivable clerk

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