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accounting

    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

    • $130.35 per credit (resident)
    • $195.53 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Fees shown are 2016-2017 fees; 2017-2018 fees will be available as soon as they are approved.

    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

    NumberTitleCrs
    Term 1
    101-112Accounting 14
    101-138Data Management, Analysis and Reporting3
    101-141Payroll Accounting3
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    801-136English Composition 13
    804-1xxMathematics Course3
    890-101**College 1012
    Total19
     
    Term 2
    101-114Accounting 24
    101-123Income Tax Accounting3
    101-134Introduction to Finance3
    101-154Microcomputer Accounting Applications3
    801-1xxCommunication Course3
    Total16
     
    Term 3
    101-115Accounting 34
    101-125Cost Management3
    101-130Quickbooks3
    809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    Total16
     
    Term 4
    101-128Auditing3
     - OR - 
    105-152Business Practicum3
    101-145Integrated Accounting Applications3
    101-158Accounting Capstone3
    105-160Business Law3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    Total15
     
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements66

    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

    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.