Madison College News

College sponsors youth talent show

As part of the 30th Annual Celebration of Juneteenth, Madison College and Kujichagulia Madison Center for Self Determination will present Madison's Hopes and Dreams talent show Friday, June 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the Wright Middle School.

The contest is for amateurs only. There are four age categories:  8-11, 12-14, 15-17 and 18-20. Cash prizes will be awarded for each age category and include a consultation on your dream.

Deadline to register is June 17 and registration is free.




Published June 6, 2019. Updated June 10, 2019.

Student rep to district board announced

Aaron Schattschneider of Marshall will serve as the student representative to the Madison Area Technical College District Board for the 2019-2020 academic year. His term begins July 1.

A graduate of Marshall High School, Schattschneider was elected by a district-wide student vote. He is working toward associate degrees in Liberal Arts Transfer in Science and Biotechnology Lab Technician. He is president of the STEM Club and a student employee in the STEM Center. Schattschneider’s parents both graduated from Madison College.

The Student District Board member represents a student voice on the Board and is expected to attend District Board meetings and retreats.  He will express opinions and preferences on votes taken during regularly scheduled district business meetings, and report to the Student Senate and Student Activities Board on a monthly basis. 


Published June 4, 2019. Updated June 6, 2019.

Red Cross to hold blood drive June 11

A summer blood drive will take place at Madison College Tuesday, June 11, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in Room D1630 B/C at the Truax Campus.

There’s no way to predict when or where an accident will happen — but thankfully, blood donations can help ensure that trauma centers are prepared the moment an injured patient arrives.

Donors give patients in need another reason to be thankful — call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767) or visit  Use the sponsor code MATCMadison. 

Save up to 15 minutes by using RapidPass. Visit for more information.

This event is co-sponsored by the Student Nurses Association and Student Health Education.




Published June 4, 2019. Updated June 7, 2019.

Register now for Girls Only STEM camps

Girls, age 11-14, with an interest in science, technology, engineering or math are invited to attend a three-day Girls Only (GO) STEM camp at Madison College.

Participants will learn about environmental and food science in a farm setting. They'll work cooperatively to build a bridge; and build their confidence. They will explore the basics of 3D printing by designing and making cool stuff, from jewelry to Pokémon. This is a great opportunity to discover STEM careers that will make an impact on the future.

Camp sessions run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Lunch is included. Cost is $75 per session. All camps meet at Madison College Truax Campus, 1701 Wright Street. Some camps will have off-site fieldtrips.

Camps take place the following weeks:

  • June 18-20

  • June 25-27

  • August 20-22

Registration is open until June 10. Click the green registration button and choose a session. Choose Girls Only (GO) STEM on the registration page to sign up. Space is limited.

Follow Madison College Career Pathways on Facebook to stay abreast of career exploration opportunities.


Published June 3, 2019.

Learn 3D printing at STEM Center

Madison College faculty, staff, students and community members can learn about 3D printing and earn a digital badge June 20, 9 a.m to noon in the Madison College STEM Center. Whether experienced or a beginner, participants will learn the basics of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printing process. Participants will create and print a model of their choice.

This session includes three hours of instruction along with time for an open lab. Register today. Space is limited.


Published June 3, 2019.

Explore IT careers at Madison College Open House

Careers in Information Technology can begin with a degree or diploma from Madison College. Check out this growing field at an open house June 6 from 2-6 p.m. in the Health Education and Information Technology Building, 1705 Hoffman Street, Madison.

Learn about mobile apps, cybersecurity, cloud computing, web development and more. Instructors will be on hand to talk about 24 certificates, technical diplomas and associate degrees offered at the college. Programs include Cisco certified Networking Associate and Entry Networking Technician. 



Published May 21, 2019.

Memorial Day closure announced

All Madison College campuses and district buildings will be closed Saturday, May 25 – Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Services will resume on Tuesday, May 28.

Published May 20, 2019. Updated May 21, 2019.

Watch graduation ceremony on the web

The 2019 Spring Commencement Ceremony will be be held on Friday, May 17, at the Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, at 5:30 p.m.

There is no limit to how many guests a graduate can invite and there is no charge for admission or parking. Please plan ahead for traffic and construction. 

Family and guests should arrive and be seated no later than 5:25 p.m. The processional will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. and the ceremony will last approximately two and a half hours.

For those who cannot attend in person the ceremony will be available online. Follow one of these links for the livecast:

Grad live stream link

Back up feed




Published May 16, 2019. Updated May 20, 2019.

Agreements expand MATC, Edgewood partnership

Officials from Madison College and Edgewood College formalized three academic agreements that streamline the pathways into high-demand career fields. Students from both institutions will enjoy increased opportunity to leverage the strengths of each college.

Graduates from Madison College's IT - Web Software Development or Mobile Applications Development program may transfer to Edgewood and earn a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems. The new pathway will also enable Edgewood CIS students to add a concentration in Web Software Development or Mobile Development, by completing coursework at Madison College.

The second agreement, allows graduates of Madison College's Web and Digital Media Design degree program to transfer to Edgewood and complete a four-year degree in Web Design and Development.

Graphic Design graduates will benefit from the third agreement that will allow them a seamless transfer process to an Edgewood bachelor's degree in that field. Transfer students from the Web and Digital Media Design and Graphic Design programs will automatically be considered for merit-based academic scholarships.

The agreements are effective beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year.


Published May 10, 2019.

Textbook rental program will cut costs for students

Beginning this summer, degree credit and developing education students will be able to rent textbooks from Madison College. A $7 per credit fee will be added to their tuition bill to cover the cost of textbooks.

The goal of the rental program is to remove the financial barrier of high cost books. The rental also aims to provide access to texts on the first day of class, contributing to student success. The program will provide most core textbooks at no additional charge. Exceptions will be one-time use items such as workbooks, lab manuals, most access codes and books under $20. These items will need to be purchased in addition to the rental fee.

More information on textbook rental can be found on the Textbook Rental webpage.



Published May 9, 2019. Updated May 10, 2019.