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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.

INTRODUCTION TO THE ACCOUNTING PROGRAM (10101103)

1.00

Introduces the learner with the various skills necessary to be successful in the accounting program. Learners will develop tools to assist with readiness for learning concepts accounting, soft skills for employment readiness, and technological skills necessary for using various software.

ACCOUNTING 1 (10101111)

4.00

Introduces accounting concepts and financial statements for sole proprietorships. Learners analyze and record routine transactions, adjusting entries, and closing entries. Learners prepare the Income Statement, Statement of Owner's Equity, and the Balance Sheet from the financial records they create for service and merchandising businesses. Covers accounting for sales, inventory, cash, and receivables.

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PAYROLL ACCOUNTING (10101135)

3.00

Introduces various payroll laws, payroll accounting systems, and procedures. Emphasizes applying payroll laws and regulations, computing wages, salaries, and payroll tax liabilities, preparing payroll reports and maintaining payroll records. Learners prepare, W-2s, W-3s, Form 941, and Form 940. Explores state tax laws.

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EXCEL LEVEL 1 (10103242)

1.00

Introduces learners to introductory topics using Microsoft Excel using real-world activities. Learner topics include entering, editing, and formatting entries; selecting cells and ranges, and creating and modifying basic formulas.

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Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Excel 2016

WORD LEVEL 1 (10103243)

1.00

Introduces learners to basic concepts using the Microsoft Word application through hands-on learning activities. Learners develop foundational skills by applying concepts explored to create business letters, brochures, resumes, newsletters and more.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Word 2016

10-KEY BY TOUCH (10106144)

1.00

Introduces proper techniques (proper finger usage and body position) and touch method using a numeric keypad. Learners will develop speed and accuracy to meet industry standards for data entry of 8,000+ ksph. Challenge test available.

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MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS (10804123)

3.00

This course covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuity, apply math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, apply math concepts to the selling process and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.

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COLLEGE MATHEMATICS (10804107)

3.00

This course is designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics pertinent to the areas of: 1) arithmetic and algebra; 2) geometry and trigonometry; and 3) probability and statistics. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections and using calculators. Topics include performing arithmetic operations and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, solving proportions and incorporating percent applications, manipulating formulas, solving and graphing systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables, finding areas and volumes of geometric figures, applying similar and congruent triangles, converting measurements within and between U.S. and metric systems, applying Pythagorean Theorem, solving right and oblique triangles, calculating probabilities, organizing data and interpreting charts, calculating central and spread measures and summarizing and analyzing data.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Mathematics

ACCOUNTING 2 (10101113)

4.00

Expands on the accounting concepts presented in Accounting 1. Introduces the learner to fixed assets, intangible assets, current and payroll liabilities, Partnerships, Corporations, bonds, the Statement of Cash Flows, and financial statement analysis. Demonstrate achievement by completion of various projects.

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COST ACCOUNTING (10101125)

2.00

Prepares the learner to compare the cost accounting environment with other accounting environments, identify production costs, analyze production components of accounting reports, analyze production flows, classify production costs as direct, indirect and fixed, variable, or mixed, apply cost assignment methods, process production costs using job order costing and process costing, allocate departmental overhead.

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QUICKBOOKS 1 (10101180)

1.00

Introduces basic accounting concepts, set up and management of QuickBooks company files. The learner will navigate through the software by setting up users, entering beginning balances, and creating non-inventory items. Introduces customers and vendors by entering and paying bills, writing checks, creating invoices and sales receipts. Demonstrates achievement by producing reports and graphs.

QUICKBOOKS 2 (10101181)

1.00

Expands on the learner's ability to manage bank accounts, correct common mistakes, write-off bad debt, set up and manage balance sheet accounts, apply sales tax, create purchase orders and process sales discounts. The learner will set up and manage inventory items as well as set up employee information and process payroll. Applies the skills in a simulation project.

QUICKBOOKS 3 (10101182)

1.00

Expands the learner's ability to customize reports and forms, create estimates, use time tracking, add finance charges and work with classes while reviewing the Accounting Cycle. The learner will also enter adjusting entries, produce financial statements and other year-end reports and close the books at year-end.

EXCEL LEVEL 2 (10103247)

1.00

Expands the basic Excel skills with advanced formatting features and utilization of functions. Formatting topics include: themes, cells styles, custom page setup and more. Function topics include: date, time, IF criteria, lookup functions, troubleshooting formulas and more.

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ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (10801196)

3.00

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects.

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INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP (10809166)

3.00

This course provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

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INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING (10101115)

4.00

Expands upon the accounting cycle and special topics, arranged in balance sheet order including cash, receivables, inventories and noncurrent assets such as acquisition, utilization and retirement. The learner will compare domestic with international accounting standards. The learner will prepare adjusting entries, financial statements and disclosure notes.

INDIVIDUAL TAX ACCOUNTING (10101121)

3.00

Introduces the Federal and Wisconsin Income Tax laws by preparing tax returns and researching tax issues related to personal and business returns. Explores taxable and non-taxable income, filing status, dependent/exemptions deductions, adjustments to income, and various credits that can offset taxes due.

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COST ANALYSIS (10101122)

2.00

Prepares the learner to analyze financial performance from a managerial perspective. Learners will examine capital budget investments, compare capital structures, prepare a master budget, prepare standard costs, develop a working capital management strategy, and explore implementing sustainability into business practices.

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ECONOMICS (10809195)

3.00

This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Principles of Microeconomics
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • CLEP® Principles of Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

3.00

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS (10101110)

3.00

Introduces accounting systems, including procedures and methods to capture data and report financial information. Learners explore specific topics to include flowcharting, internal controls and transaction work in both manual and computerized environments. This course provides learners hands-on experience with accounting systems.

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ACCOUNTING CAPSTONE (10101126)

4.00

Introduces the learner to industry certifications that will enhance employability. Learners will be given the opportunity to review for and earn the Certified Bookkeeper Designation. This certification provides verification that a bookkeeper has the proven skills and knowledge needed to perform key accounting functions, including basic payroll, through the adjusted trial balance. Learners will continue to build their employment readiness through soft skill development, as well as mock interviews.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Certified Bookkeeper awarded by American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers

BUSINESS LAW 1 (10102160)

3.00

Examines the importance, meaning and value of law in everyday lives. Most of the course is devoted to a complete understanding of business organizations, contracts and sales contracts. Special emphasis is placed on contemporary legal problems that challenge today's society.

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INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

MENTORED BUSINESS EXPERIENCE (10102127)

3.00

Provides the learner with pre-professional and practical business experiences through mentorship and networking. Incorporates the learner with activities that include, but not limited to; accepting responsibility, decision making, community awareness, personalized learning experiences, and developing a professional network. Additional skills such as recognizing international business practices, engaging in collaborative cross functional work, attaining job search skills, determining the importance of soft skills, and professional growth will be developed.

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THE BRANCH: SKILLS ACCELERATOR (10102200)

3.00

Establishes an opportunity for students to participate on a multi disciplinary team in order to solve a corporate innovation challenge. The student team will develop a strategic plan for the specified business's innovation challenge. Students work with the business and facilitator to complete a project to the parameters identified by the employer. This skills accelerator course will teach collaboration, communication, and critical thinking through the exercises in customer discovery, ideation, product development, business models, and sales to develop the skills necessary for the careers of tomorrow.

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

Have Questions?

If you have further questions regarding our Credit for Prior Learning options, please contact Student Records at studentrecords@ntc.edu or 715.803.1023.