Program Description

Learners will 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, microcomputers, tax accounting, cost accounting, auditing and other specialized areas. Potential occupations include: Accountant, Payroll Accountant, Bookkeeper and General Business Accountant. The Accounting Associate Degree program prepares learners for the Accredited Business Accountant exam, the Accreditation in Accountancy exam and the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User test.

Approximate Cost

$14,616
Tuition: $10690 , Books: $3926

Starting Salary

$31,896
Average, based on the annual Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

Students Enjoy…

Availability

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.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

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

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • General Business Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Accountant
  • Accountant

Courses

The Accounting Associate Degree is a 60–61 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

INTRODUCTION TO THE ACCOUNTING PROGRAM 1.00
ACCOUNTING 1 4.00
PAYROLL ACCOUNTING 3.00
EXCEL 2016 LEVEL 1 1.00
WORD 2016 LEVEL 1 1.00
10-KEY BY TOUCH 1.00
MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 3.00
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS 3.00

Second Term

ACCOUNTING 2 4.00
COST ACCOUNTING 2.00
QUICKBOOKS 1 1.00
QUICKBOOKS 2 1.00
QUICKBOOKS 3 1.00
EXCEL 2016 LEVEL 2 1.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP 3.00

Third Term

INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING 4.00
INDIVIDUAL TAX ACCOUNTING 3.00
COST ANALYSIS 2.00
ECONOMICS 3.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Fourth Term

ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3.00
ACCOUNTING CAPSTONE 4.00
BUSINESS LAW 1 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00
MENTORED BUSINESS EXPERIENCE 3.00
THE BRANCH: SKILLS ACCELERATOR 2.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Transfer Information

The following transfer guides executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions are based on articulation agreements and are a guide to provide an easy way to understand how credits transfer.

School Name Degree Name
Rasmussen College Accounting
Bellevue University Online Business and Management
Franklin University Accounting
Franklin University B.S. in Forensic Accounting
Franklin University B.S. in Financial Planning
Franklin University B.S. in Financial Management
Franklin University B.S. in Accounting
Lakeland University Accounting 1718 Academic Year
Ottawa University Accounting
Siena Heights University Bachelor of Business Administration
Siena Heights University Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Upper Iowa University Financial Management
Upper Iowa University Accounting
UW Green Bay Bachelor of Applied Studies-Integrative Leadership Studies
UW Superior Accounting
Viterbo University B.B.A. in Accounting
Western Governors University B.S. in Healthcare Management
Western Governors University B.S. in Marketing Management
Western Governors University B.S. in Business Management
Western Governors University B.S. in IT Management
Western Governors University B.S. in HR Management
Western Governors University B.S. in Accounting
Western Governors University BS in Accounting
Ashford University B.A. in Accounting

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay at the time you apply or bypass to pay in person within a week of applying.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.