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    Video: Accounting

    Program Number: 10-101-1
    School Year: 2019-2020
    Associate of Applied Science Degree
    Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
    This program is eligible for financial aid

    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

    • $34,317

    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

    Visit the Admissions Page for details


    Number Title Crs
    Semester 1
    101-112 Accounting 1 4
    101-141 Payroll Accounting 3
    101-138 Data Management, Analysis and Reporting 3
    103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
    801-136 English Composition 1 3
    804-1xx Mathematics Course 3
    890-101 **College 101 2
    Total 19
    Semester 2
    101-114 Accounting 2 4
    101-123 Income Tax Accounting 3
    101-134 Introduction to Finance 3
    101-154 Applied Accounting 3
    801-1xx Communication Course 3
    Total 16
    Semester 3
    101-115 Accounting 3 4
    101-125 Cost Management 3
    101-130 Quickbooks 3
    809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
    809-1xx Social Science Course 3
    Total 16
    Semester 4
    101-128 Auditing 3
     - OR - 
    105-152 Business Practicum 3
    101-145 Integrated Accounting Applications 3
    101-158 Accounting Capstone 3
    105-160 Business Law 3
    809-1xx Social Science Course 3
    Total 15
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 66

    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.

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.