Accounting video

Program Number: 10-101-1
School Year: 2014-2015
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 Salary Range for Recent Graduates

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$12,000 $88,913

Approximate Costs

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Program Outcomes

  • Prepare payroll and payroll tax reports.
  • Prepare financial information according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Complete process of identifying, gathering, measuring, summarizing and analyzing financial data.
  • Prepare personal and sole proprietorship income tax returns and business tax reports.
  • Maintain computerized accounting system.

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.   
  • Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (required for this program).   
  • Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Number Title Crs
Term 1
101-112 Accounting 1 4
101-141 Payroll Accounting 3
102-110 Introduction to Business 3
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
103-180 Microsoft Excel 2
801-136 English Composition 1 3
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 18
Term 2
101-114 Accounting 2 4
101-134 Introduction to Finance 3
103-190 Advanced Microsoft Excel 2
105-160 Business Law 3
801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
804-107 College Mathematics 3
Total 18
Term 3
101-115 Accounting 3 4
101-123 Income Tax Accounting 3
101-125 Cost Management 3
809-195 Economics 3
809-199 Psychology of Human Relations 3
Total 16
Term 4
101-126 Advanced Cost Management 3
 - OR - 
101-128 Auditing 3
 - OR - 
101-129 Applied Income Tax 3
101-145 Integrated Accounting Applications 3
101-154 Microcomputer Accounting Applications 3
105-150 Business Practice Firm 3
 - OR - 
105-151 International Business Practice Firm 3
 - OR - 
105-152 Business Practicum 3
809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application 3
809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total 18
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 70

Exit Assessment

Completion of a checklist/rubric is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.

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Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.