Financial Assistant


Student Satisfaction

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



100% of our recent graduates got a job in the industry.


Annual Salary

Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $37,152.

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 311144

Credits: 32

Area of Study: Business

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

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $4,512.00
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 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.


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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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    Number of Program Graduates1
    Number of Surveys Sent1
    Number of Surveys Returned1
    Percent of Surveys Returned100.0%
    Available for Employment1
    Percent Available for Employment100.0%
    Not in Labor Market0
    Percent Not in Labor Market0.0%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed1
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.0%
    Employed in Related Occupation1
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.0%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation0
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.0%
    Employed - No Response0
    Percent Employed - No Response0.0%
    Seeking Employment0
    Percent Seeking Employment0.0%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3
    Number of Satisfaction Responses1
    Very Satisfied (4)0
    Percent Very Satisfied0.0%
    Satisfied (3)1
    Percent Satisfied100.0%
    Unsatisfied (2)0
    Percent Unsatisfied0.0%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.0%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses1
    Preparation for Getting a Job0
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job0.0%
    Career Change1
    Percent Career Change100.0%
    Improvement of Existing Skills0
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills0.0%
    Preparation for Further Education0
    Percent Preparation for Further Education0.0%
    Personal Interest0
    Percent Personal Interest0.0%
    Percent Other0.0%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses1
    Before Enrollment0
    Percent Before Enrollment0.0%
    While Attending the College0
    Percent While Attending the College0.0%
    After Training at the College1
    Percent After Training at the College100.0%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses1
    In College District0
    Percent In College District0.0%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District1
    Percent of In Wisconsin100.0%
    Outside of Wisconsin0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.0%
    Employer Location Unknown0
    Percent Location Unknown0.0%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend2020
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count1
    Average Monthly Wage$3,096
    Average Hourly Wage$18.00
    Average Work Hours per Week40.0
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count
    Average Hourly Wage
    Average Work Hours per Week