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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    Institutional Requirements

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

      Program Guide

      For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

      Transfer Opportunities

      Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

      Additional Information

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

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