Program Description

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.

Approximate Cost

$10,512
Tuition: $9812 , Books: $700

Starting Salary

$21,216–$51,428
Average, based on the NTC Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

Available

100% Online

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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 61 Credit* program. In addition to our full-time option, we offer five- and six-term part-time options.

4 terms (Full-time)

First Term

INTRODUCTION TO THE ACCOUNTING PROGRAM 1.00
ACCOUNTING 1 4.00
QUICKBOOKS 1 1.00
QUICKBOOKS 2 2.00
EXCEL LEVEL 1 1.00
WORD LEVEL 1 1.00
10-KEY BY TOUCH 1.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00
MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 3.00
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS 3.00

Second Term

ACCOUNTING 2 4.00
COST ACCOUNTING 2.00
PAYROLL ACCOUNTING 3.00
EXCEL 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 3.00

5 terms (Part-time)

Year 1

Fall
INTRODUCTION TO THE ACCOUNTING PROGRAM 1.00
ACCOUNTING 1 4.00
QUICKBOOKS 1 1.00
QUICKBOOKS 2 2.00
EXCEL LEVEL 1 1.00
WORD LEVEL 1 1.00
EXCEL LEVEL 2 1.00
MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 3.00
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS 3.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00
Spring
ACCOUNTING 2 4.00
COST ACCOUNTING 2.00
PAYROLL ACCOUNTING 3.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Year 2

Fall
INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING 4.00
COST ANALYSIS 2.00
BUSINESS LAW 1 3.00
10-KEY BY TOUCH 1.00
INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP 3.00
Spring
ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3.00
INDIVIDUAL TAX ACCOUNTING 3.00
ACCOUNTING CAPSTONE 4.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Year 3

Summer
MENTORED BUSINESS EXPERIENCE 3.00
THE BRANCH: SKILLS ACCELERATOR 3.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
ECONOMICS 3.00

6 terms (Part-time)

Year 1

Fall
INTRODUCTION TO THE ACCOUNTING PROGRAM 1.00
ACCOUNTING 1 4.00
QUICKBOOKS 1 1.00
QUICKBOOKS 2 2.00
EXCEL LEVEL 1 1.00
WORD LEVEL 1 1.00
EXCEL LEVEL 2 1.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00
Spring
ACCOUNTING 2 4.00
PAYROLL ACCOUNTING 3.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00
MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 3.00
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS 3.00

Year 2

Fall
INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING 4.00
BUSINESS LAW 1 3.00
INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP 3.00
Spring
ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3.00
COST ACCOUNTING 2.00
10-KEY BY TOUCH 1.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Year 3

Fall
COST ANALYSIS 2.00
MENTORED BUSINESS EXPERIENCE 3.00
THE BRANCH: SKILLS ACCELERATOR 3.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
Spring
INDIVIDUAL TAX ACCOUNTING 3.00
ACCOUNTING CAPSTONE 4.00
ECONOMICS 3.00

* 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. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

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:

Accreditation

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.

Transfer Information

You can continue your education to earn a four-year degree in a variety of ways.

Program Transfer

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
Marian University Accounting
Ottawa University Accounting
Purdue University Global Accounting
Rasmussen College 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 Superior Accounting
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

General Transfer

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.

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Admissions Process

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