Monday, December 11, 2017

Register for Spring 2018 Classes Today!

Register NOW for
Spring Classes

To: All Business and MCA Students

Dear Students,
Have you registered for Spring 2018 classes? If you are planning to take classes in the upcoming spring term (beginning Jan. 16, 2018), we highly recommend that you sign up this week. Doing so allows our staff to provide the offerings that are best suited to your interests while minimizing class cancellations due to low enrollment.
Your faculty advisor should be reaching out to you for assistance. If you have any questions, please contact us at 414-297-6111 or
Have a terrific end of the fall term. We hope to see you again in spring.


Dr. Rich Busalacchi
Schools of Business & Media/Creative Arts
Register Now

Last Day for Acctg Tutoring, 12/14

The last day for Acctg Tutoring will be on Friday, December 15th.  The last day of classes is Friday, December 22nd.  MATC will be closed from 12/23 - 1/1/18.  The Acctg Labs will reopen at the beginning of the Spring 2018 semester.

Wishing you all happy holidays!

If you haven't registered for Spring 2018, please do so at your earliest convenience.  Make sure to talk to your advisor or any MATC instructor.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

MATC Graduation December 2017!


Friday, December 15, 2017
6:00 P.M.
Miller High Life Theatre (formerly the Milwaukee Theatre)
500 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53203

For area parking structure information, including rates and directions, please visit Street meter parking is also available.
 Student Assembly - 4:30 pm
Prior to the commencement ceremony a student assembly will be held where you will pick up your name card and photo card, and assemble with graduates in your program.

More graduation information: 

Just a reminder to sign up for our blog to stay updated on the latest news.  Also join us on LinkedIn and join our MATC Accounting Alumni for networking and to stay in touch!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Volunteer for VITA/New Class Acctg 155!

Hello Accounting Students!

Tax season will be here before we know it and we are looking for volunteers for the VITA program at Milwaukee Area Technical College. The VITA program offers free services to lower-income individuals, those with disabilities, and others in the community who need help filing their tax returns. Volunteers complete training to become certified by the IRS to provide free basic income tax return preparation services. 

Volunteering with VITA is an excellent opportunity to get real-world practical experience and volunteer hours that look great on a resume. It's also a chance to make a significant impact in the lives of those in the community. 

Students have two options:
1.  Volunteer for VITA without class credit, and add tax experience to your resume
2.  Register for our new course Acctg 155 in Spring and earn class credit while volunteering!

During the upcoming tax season (February through mid-April), VITA will run on Tuesday evenings (6-9 PM) at the MATC Milwaukee Campus and on Saturday mornings (8:30 - noon) at the MATC South Campus. We welcome all volunteers, whether they are available only a few times or throughout the entire tax season. (Except for Acctg 155 students)

If you are interested in volunteering, please SAVE THE DATE for one of the following training sessions. Note that if you volunteered in the past, you will still need to complete the required training for the upcoming tax season.
·  Saturday, January 20 - 10 AM to noon - South Campus (A120)
·  Tuesday, January 23 - 6 to 8 PM - Milwaukee Campus (S203A)
·  Saturday, January 27 - 10 AM to noon - South Campus (A120)
·  Tuesday, January 30 - 6 to 8 PM - Milwaukee Campus (S203A)
Please do not hesitate to contact Nell Curtis ( or Danica Olson ( for more information.

We hope to see you this tax season!

Nell & Danica

MATC VITA Site Coordinators

**Students should have passed Individual Tax Acctg 123 with a passing grade of B or better.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Time for Advising for Spring 2018!

Students should meet with their Advisor to plan for the 2018 Spring semester. 

Not sure who your advisor is?  Bring your Program Plan to any of your Accounting Instructors.  

Here's the faculty contact listing: 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Robert Half 2018 Salary Guide is Here!

Download the 2018 Robert Half Salary Guide forAccounting and Finance to see starting pay ranges for hundreds of accounting and finance positions nationwide. The accounting Salary Guide features up-to-date information, including:
  • Accounting and finance salary figures for more than 400 positions
  • An overview of the hiring environment and emerging trends
  • Insight into where the jobs will be in 2018
  • In-demand skills that lead to higher compensation

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Accounting Pathways Update

Are you using the Accounting Pathways guide to follow your progression through our program? Are you currently enrolled in our Acctg Associate Degree and would like to add the Acctg Diploma? It's a good idea to add the Accounting Certificate and Accounting Assistant on your resume as you progress through the 2 year Accounting Program.

You can now do this online! (No extra cost to add a program!) Use the Accounting Program Codes listed below. See your advisor if you have any questions.
  • Acctg Program Codes (You will need these to enter on the form.)
  • Accounting Program Associate Degree:  10-101-1
  • Acctg Assistant:  31-101-1.15
  • Acctg Bookkeeper Trainee:  61-101-1  **Acctg Certificate is automatically added to your program plan**

Here is a link to our Accounting Pathways Chart for more information:

Directions for Program Change Update Form-Acctg Students

  1. Start here:  and choose Welcome Center

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Interested in the WICPA?

Are you interested in becoming a CPA?  Instructor Danica Olson, invited the WICPA to MATC for a presentation on how to become a CPA in Wisconsin.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Join the AFWA as a student!

Want to join the AFWA?

AFWA, formerly known as American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA) is the home for all women accounting and finance professionals whether new to the field, experienced or considering a career transition.

The mission of AFWA is to enable women in all accounting and related fields to achieve their full personal, professional and economic potential and to contribute to the future development of their profession.

The Milwaukee Chapter has members of very diverse backgrounds: students, retired, CPAs, non-CPAs, accountants and bookkeepers in industry, public accounting firms, non-profits and business owners. Our well rounded group provides a wide breadth of knowledge and experience for networking, mentoring and exchanging ideas.