Program Number: 10-101-1
School Year: 2015-2016
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus*: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
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
- $128.40 per credit (resident)
- $192.60 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- 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.
- Accounting Technician
- Payroll Accountant
- Cost Accountant
- Staff Accountant
- 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.
- Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.
Please visit the Admissions page for general information.
|101-138||Data Management, Analysis and Reporting||3|
|103-159||**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office||1|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|101-134||Introduction to Finance||3|
|801-196||Oral and Interpersonal Communication||3|
|101-123||Income Tax Accounting||3|
|809-199||Psychology of Human Relations||3|
|101-126||Advanced Cost Management||3|
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|101-129||Applied Income Tax||3|
|101-145||Integrated Accounting Applications||3|
|101-154||Microcomputer Accounting Applications||3|
|809-166||Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application||3|
|809-196||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||69|
Completion of 101-158 Accounting Capstone is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.
** 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.
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.
*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.
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