Accounting 62 Credit Associate Degree
The Accounting Associate Degree program prepares learners to maintain accounting systems, analyze business records and prepare financial reports such as Income Statements, Balance Sheets and Cash Flow Statements. The program covers general accounting, individual tax, cost accounting, accounting information systems and other specialized areas. Prepares learners for pursuing the Certified Bookkeeper Designation, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User, and Microsoft Office Certificate.
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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.
* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.
Graduates will be able to…
- Identify internal controls to reduce risk
- Perform individual and/or organizational tax accounting preparation, reporting and analysis tasks
- Perform cost accounting preparation, reporting and analysis tasks
- Perform payroll preparation, reporting and analysis tasks
- Analyze financial and business information to support planning and decision making
- Process financial transactions throughout the accounting cycle
Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:
- General Business Accountant
- Payroll Accountant
The Accounting Associate Degree is a 62 Credit program. In addition to our full-time option, we offer five- and six-term part-time options.
4 terms (Full-time)
5 terms (Part-time)
6 terms (Part-time)
* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better.
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Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.
If you begin with one of the following programs, you will earn significant credit towards this Accounting Associate Degree:
- The Accounting Assistant Technical Diploma will provide you with 52% (32 of 62 credits) of the total credits in this Accounting Associate Degree
- The Quickbooks Specialist Technical Diploma will provide you with 11% (7 of 62 credits) of the total credits in this Accounting Associate Degree
This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213.
For additional information, please visit our Accreditation page.
You can continue your education to earn a four-year degree in a variety of ways.
The following transfer guides, executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions, are based on agreements that allow you to continue your program at another college.
|School Name||Degree Name|
|Bellevue University Online||Business and Management|
|Franklin University||B.S. in Accounting|
|Purdue University Global||Accounting|
|Siena Heights University||Bachelor of Business Administration|
|Siena Heights University||Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting|
|University of Arizona Global Campus||Accounting|
|Upper Iowa University||Accounting|
|Upper Iowa University||Business Administration|
|Upper Iowa University||Financial Management|
|UW Stevens Point||Accounting|
|UW Stevens Point||Business Administration|
|Western Governors University||B.S. in Business Administration Healthcare Management|
|Western Governors University||B.S. in Business Administration HR Management|
|Western Governors University||B.S. in Business Administration IT Management|
|Western Governors University||B.S. in Business Administration Management|
|Western Governors University||B.S. in Business Administration Marketing|
|Western Governors University||BS in Business Administration Accounting|
All associate degrees transfer to a variety of programs at other partner colleges to give you the opportunity to continue your education in other areas of study.View all transfer guides
Cost of Attendance
2023-2024 Estimated Academic Year Budgeted Cost of Attendance
The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) is a budget that includes categories of expenses that a student can expect to incur while attending college. The COA does not reflect actual charges. It is an average based on the estimated living costs typical of our region. In determining the cost of attendance, Northcentral Technical College uses the budget established by the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Financial Aid Budget Work Group. This budget is used to determine financial need for all students who apply for financial aid. A student's cost of attendance is composed of all educational expenses that can be included for financial aid purposes that a student may accrue while pursuing their education for the year (or semester, if enrolled less than a year). A student's financial aid cannot exceed their cost of attendance. Schools are required to provide a fuller picture of what it may cost students to pursue their degree, not just what they will owe in tuition/fees and books/supplies.
|Expenses||Student Living With Parents (Home)||Student Living on Own (Other)|
|Full-time Tuition (based on a total of 30 credits, 15 credits fall and 15 credits spring)||
|Living Expenses (Housing & Food)||$4,052||$9,614|
|Books / Supplies||$2,061||$2,061|
|Professional Licensure / Certification||$100†||$100†|
|Total Estimated Cost Of Attendance||
* Tuition listed is based on approved rates for the 2022-2023 academic year with a projected base increase of 1.65%. Rates are approved each March by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board and estimated budgets are updated at that time.
Students with dependent care, computer or study abroad expenses should contact the Financial Aid Office to document allowable expenses which may serve to increase their COA.
Students awarded Federal Direct Loan(s) also have an average of the mandatory loan fees automatically added to their COA.
Students with disability-related expenses may contact the Financial Aid Office to have their additional expenses considered. Disability-related expenses include but are not limited to: personal assistance, equipment, and supplies. The Financial Aid Office may potentially include disability expenses in the COA that are not provided by other assisting agencies.
† National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB) Bookkeeping Certification Exam: $100 (incurred during the last semester of program as part of the Accounting Capstone — the exam fee is not part of the cost of the class).
NTC also offers a Net Price Calculator to help estimate costs.
For more information regarding billed tuition and fees visit https://www.ntc.edu/admissions/tuition-fees
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