Program Number: 10-101-1
School Year: 2020-2021
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
This program is eligible for financial aid

Turn your passion for numbers and details into a rewarding career—-get started in the Accounting associate degree program at Moraine Park Technical College and snag the job of your dreams in as little as two years.

About the Program

The Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree at Moraine Park—which is available on campus or online—gives students an in-depth look at all facets of the accounting world. Students learn about teamwork, communication skills and various accounting software programs. Students gain hands-on experience using computers to process financial data for reporting, planning, controlling and decision-making purposes. Graduates of the program are informed about ethical standards for accountants and the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

What You'll Learn

In both the traditional and online accounting degree, students learn basic principles such as financial, cost, payroll, taxes, auditing and digital systems from expert instructors. Graduates of the program can process financial transactions, analyze financial and business information, and perform payroll preparation. They are also skilled in carrying out tax accounting preparation for businesses and individuals and identifying internal controls to reduce risk. Students in the program practice using and learning QuickBooks™ and graduates are skilled in multiple types of accounting software.


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Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 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
  • Payroll Accountant
  • Cost Accountant
  • Staff Accountant
  • Individual Income Tax Preparer
Admission Process

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    Transfer Opportunities
    1. Transfer in prior college work or get a free transcript review. Start here.
    2. Transfer a Moraine Park degree to earn a bachelor’s – learn more.
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    Semester 1
    101-112Accounting 14
    101-138Data Management, Analysis and Reporting3
    101-141Payroll Accounting3
    103-159Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    801-136English Composition 13
    804-1xxMathematics Course3
    890-101College 1012
    Total 19
    Semester 2
    101-114Accounting 24
    101-123Income Tax Accounting3
    101-134Introduction to Finance3
    101-154Applied Accounting3
    801-1xxCommunication Course3
    Total 16
    Semester 3
    101-115Accounting 34
    101-125Cost Management3
    809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    Total 16
    Semester 4
     - OR - 
    105-152Business Practicum3
    101-145Integrated Accounting Applications3
    101-158Accounting Capstone3
    105-160Business Law3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    Total 15
    Total Credits66