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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
      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

      • $34,317

      Approximate Costs

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 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


      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

      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.