Madison College News

College offices reduce hours for summer

Effective May 15, most Student Development and Success service units at the Truax campus will close daily at 4:30 p.m. Regular service hours will resume on August 1. This includes the following:

Advising and Transfer Services
Career and Employment Services
Counseling Services
Dean of Students Office
Disability Resource Services
Enrollment Center
Financial Aid Office
Retention and Student Services
Student Development and Retention Services
Student Life
TRiO Student Support Services
Veteran Support Services
Veterans Benefits
Welcome Center
Also, the Child and Family Center is closed for the summer.

Published May 11, 2017.

Watch the graduation ceremony online

The Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center. The ceremony will last approximately two hours.

If you are unable to attend the ceremony, watch the live stream of commencement online. A secondary stream is available if you are unable to access the first link. 

Published May 10, 2017. Updated May 11, 2017.

New West campus welcomes visitors to open house

Madison College's School of Professional and Continuing Education will hold a community open house at the West Campus on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will be class demonstrations and opportunities to register for both credit and non-credit classes. The campus is located at 8017 Excelsior Drive.


Published May 1, 2017.

Spring 2017 graduates will receive degrees, diplomas May 12

The Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony will be be held on Friday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Way, Madison. The ceremony will last approximately two hours. Use the Graduation Checklist to make sure you have completed all the necessary steps before the commencement ceremony.

As family or guests of future graduates, your presence and support is important. 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 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center and be seated by 5:25 p.m. The processional will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. and the ceremony will last approximately two hours.

Pictures may be taken by family and guests from the designated photo areas while graduates are receiving their diploma or after the ceremony.

If the ceremony needs to be cancelled for any reason, information will be posted on the Madison College website.


Published May 1, 2017.

Madison College to recommend local firm for downtown ground lease

Officials at Madison Area Technical College are recommending to the college’s District Board of Trustees their selection of Madison-based Hovde Properties/Drury Southwest to enter into a ground lease agreement for the redevelopment of the college’s Downtown Education Center (DTEC).

An evaluation team made up of MATC executive leadership staff and professional real estate consultants determined the proposal submitted by Hovde Properties is in the best interest of the college and the communities it serves, said college president Jack E. Daniels.

Details of the ground lease agreement will be shared at a special meeting slated for 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, in room 122/130 of the Madison College District Administration Building, 3550 Anderson Street. There will be opportunity for public comment. More information on the criteria, process and future actions can be found on the Downtown Ground Lease Initiative web page.


Published April 20, 2017.

High school auto tech students will compete at Madison College

Approximately 100 local high school students will spend the day at Madison College on Friday, May 5 competing and demonstrating their skills in basic automotive technology and electricity in the Firestone Challenge. The participants will have hands-on experience in the brakes lab, electrical lab and drivability lab. They will also complete a component quiz and a test similar to the Automotive Service Excellence certification exam. Awards and prizes will be presented at the end of the event.

Last year, Sun Prairie High School students won a car for their auto tech lab. Other prizes include tools and equipment for the schools.

Madison College offers a two-year Automotive Technician technical diploma and an Automotive Technology-Comprehensive associate degree in applied science.


Published April 10, 2017.

Proposals for Downtown Campus ground lease made public

Madison College invited five firms to submit formal proposals for the ground lease and redevelopment of its Downtown Education Center (DTEC). Find details here.

Published March 29, 2017. Updated March 30, 2017.

Next 'Smart Start' session scheduled for April 22

Madison College's South campus is offering "Smart Start. Smarter Finish." sessions for individuals who want to enroll in the college. These Saturday sessions provide one-on-one assistance through the application and financial aid process. Seats are limited so register now to attend the next session on April 22.

Published March 21, 2017.

Deadline to apply for Scholars of Promise extended

For some college students, federal and state financial aid is not enough to meet their needs. The new Madison College Scholars of Promise program provides funds to cover any remaining tuition or fees after other financial aid is applied. In addition to funds, Scholars of Promise receive guidance through the admissions, financial aid and class enrollment processes and advising support throughout their Madison College career.
The program is open to qualifying students from throughout the Madison College district. The deadline for seniors to apply is May 1. Juniors, sophomores and freshmen have until April 1 of their senior year to show interest to Scholars of Promise.

Published March 21, 2017. Updated March 23, 2017.

Middle College offers dual credit for students

Manufacturing skilled trades jobs are in high demand. That’s why Lake Mills High School is teaming up with Madison College’s Fort Atkinson campus on a Middle College program that allows high school students to earn college credits before graduating. A recent article in the Lake Mills Leader describes the program that benefits students and employers.

Published March 21, 2017.