Program Overview

Due to the increasing demand for qualified and trained supervisors, the School of Business and Applied Arts at Madison Area Technical College has designed a Supervisory Management Program for prospective students. The program consists of three educational areas: Core Management, Leadership Skill Development and Personal Skills. Within the three educational areas of the Supervisory Management program students will learn about the field and gain supervisor experience. The School of Business and Applied Arts believes in the method of activity-based, adult learning and encourages active involvement from students throughout the program.


The Supervisory Management program curriculum is competency or proficiency based. The program gives students specific performance outcomes that need to be completed during the student’s program time frame. An advisory board creates the curriculum as well as the outcomes for the program. The advisory board consists of local employers who give insight to what students should learn as potential supervisors and managers.


There are three course formats prospective students may choose from when entering the Supervisory Management program. There is the Traditional Semester Classes, the Accelerated “Fastrack” Delivery, and the Madison College-Online Delivery formats. The Traditional Semester Classes format offers semester classes where students will be required to attend classes once a week on campus. The Accelerated Delivery or “Fastrack” allows the student to cut the time commitment of classes located on campus by around 50%. Students may complete the core courses for the program in 18 months. Madison College-Online Delivery allows students to take the required courses for the program online. It is possible for part time students to maintain full employment during the program.


Some course offerings for the Supervisory Management program include Principles of Supervision, Legal Issues For Supervisors, Personal Skills for Supervisors, Accounting Concepts, Business Law and Economics. Program courses can be taken at the Fort Atkinson, Portage, Reedsburg, Truax, Watertown campuses or the Downtown Education Center. Students are required to receive a grade of “C” or better in all core classes in order to graduate from the program.


The program believes that upon graduation, students will have acquired skills such as the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, utilize the appropriate management skills to organize and use data reporting, facilitate continuous learning to ensure skill maintenance and promote professional advancement, and to maximize productivity as well as the quality of work by refining preexisting processes and organizations. 

Graduates of the Supervisory Management program may find possible careers such as Supervisor, Lead Worker, Team Leader, Shift Leader, Team Facilitator and Coach.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Currently, there are no admission requirements.

    School Overview

    Madison Area Technical College is a four-year public college located in Madison, Wisconsin. The school has grown tremendously from its foundation in 1912 and is now one of the largest 16 schools in the Wisconsin Technical College System. MATC has developed formal agreements with a number of four-year colleges and universities, which enable students to transfer the credits earned in an associate degree program to a specific institution.

    Students can choose from associate’s degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. Accelerated programs are available if students are interested in reducing time of completion.


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