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Accounting

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Video: Accounting

Program Number: 10-101-1
School Year: 2017-2018
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
FLEx Degree

Program Description

The Accounting program provides the foundation for individuals to prepare financial statements and record business transactions for all types of business and industry. Coursework trains students in all facets of accounting including financial, cost, payroll, taxes, auditing and computerized systems. Students develop a strong knowledge base of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), accounting procedures and software applications for accounting processes. Using computers, students gain hands-on experience to process financial data into information for reporting, planning, controlling and decision making purposes. Teamwork, communication skills, computer technology, ethical behavior and compliance with GAAP are also emphasized. Graduates find employment in a wide variety of accounting occupations in both the private and public sectors and/or use their training to pursue additional educational goals.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

  • $34,500

Approximate Costs

  • $132.20 per credit (resident)
  • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

Program Outcomes

  • Process financial transactions throughout the accounting cycle.
  • Analyze financial and business information to support planning and decision-making.
  • Perform payroll preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks.
  • Perform cost accounting preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks.
  • Perform organizational and/or individual tax accounting preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks.
  • Identify internal controls to reduce risk.

Career Opportunities

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Technician
  • Payroll Accountant
  • Cost Accountant
  • Staff Accountant

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
  • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Courses

Number Title Crs
Term 1
101-112 Accounting 1 4
101-138 Data Management, Analysis and Reporting 3
101-141 Payroll Accounting 3
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
801-136 English Composition 1 3
804-1xx Mathematics Course 3
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 19
 
Term 2
101-114 Accounting 2 4
101-123 Income Tax Accounting 3
101-134 Introduction to Finance 3
101-154 Microcomputer Accounting Applications 3
801-1xx Communication Course 3
Total 16
 
Term 3
101-115 Accounting 3 4
101-125 Cost Management 3
101-130 Quickbooks 3
809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
Total 16
 
Term 4
101-128 Auditing 3
 - OR - 
105-152 Business Practicum 3
101-145 Integrated Accounting Applications 3
101-158 Accounting Capstone 3
105-160 Business Law 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
Total 15
 
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 66

General Education Options

View the Accounting General Education Course Options.

 

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

Academic Planner

Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.

Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.