The Accounting Associate Degree is a 62 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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College 101 (10890165)

1.00

Examines proven strategies designed to help learners achieve greater personal, academic, and professional success. Learners will apply personal responsibility thinking and behaviors; self- management, awareness, and motivation strategies; as well as interdependence skills to develop a proactive life plan.

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Introduction To The Accounting Program (10101103)

1.00

Encourages the learner to explore the various career paths within the accounting field. Introduces the skills necessary to be successful in the accounting program. Learners will develop tools to assist with readiness for learning concepts of accounting, success skills for employment readiness, and technological skills necessary for using various industry software.

Conditions

Students who specified one or more of these Programs of Study or Program Foci: Accounting, Accounting Assistant

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.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Financial Accounting

Excel Level 1 (10103242)

1.00

Introduces learners to the basic concepts of using Microsoft Excel with hands-on, project based activities. Learners will develop foundational skills by applying concepts explored to effectively utilize the functions and features of Microsoft Excel including creating worksheets, entering/editing data, selecting cells/ranges, creating basic charts, formatting entries and creating/modifying basic formulas.

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Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Excel 2019

Word Level 1 (10103243)

1.00

Introduces learners to the basic concepts of using Microsoft Word with hands-on, project based activities. Learners will develop foundational skills by applying concepts explored to start Word, create a new document, create business letters, flyers, brochures, research papers, resumes, work with SmartArt, apply basic formatting and more.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Word 2019

Quickbooks 1 (10101180)

1.00

Introduces basic accounting concepts, set up and management of QuickBooks Online company files. The learner will navigate through the software by creating a new company, entering beginning balances, service and inventory items. Introduces adding new customers and vendors by entering and paying bills, writing checks, creating invoices and sales receipts. Demonstrates achievement by producing financial reports.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Intuit QuickBooks Online Certification

Quickbooks 2 (10101181)

2.00

Expands on the learner's ability to manage a company chart of accounts, record purchases and process sales in QuickBooks Online. Learners will manage customer, vendor and employee records.  Learners will expand upon their base knowledge of QuickBooks Online by performing investing and financing, payroll, budgets and banking activities. The learner will enter adjusting entries, produce financial statements and other month-end reports. Through a full month simulation, the learner will check for reporting accuracy and correct common mistakes to ensure accurate financial reporting.

Conditions

Student has completed or is in process of completing all of the following course(s): ACCT 10101180 - Quickbooks 1

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Intuit QuickBooks Online Certification

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. Keywords: Business math, Business apps

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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. Keywords: Math, College Math, Fundamental Math

NTC Assessments Offered:
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.

Conditions

Student has satisfied all of the following: [Student has completed or is in process of completing any of the following course(s): MATH 10804107_051285 - Tech Math 2 MD, MATH 10804123 - Math W Business Apps] And Student has satisfied all of the following: [Student has completed all of the following course(s): ACCT 10101111 - Accounting 1] And Student has satisfied all of the following: [Student has completed or is in process of completing all of the following course(s): MICROCOM 10103242 - Excel Level 1]

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Managerial Accounting 1 (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.

Conditions

Student has satisfied all of the following: [Student has completed any of the following course(s): MICROCOM 10103240 - Office 2016 Level 1, MICROCOM 10103242 - Excel Level 1] And Student has satisfied all of the following: [Student has completed any of the following course(s): ACCT 10101111 - Accounting 1, ACCT 10101147 - Accounting Fundamentals]

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Managerial Accounting 2 (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.

Conditions

Student has completed or is in process of completing all of the following course(s): ACCT 10101125 - Cost Accounting

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Excel Level 2 (10103247)

1.00

Examines the intermediate level Microsoft Excel skills which build upon the basic Microsoft Excel concepts. Learners will demonstrate their ability to perform a number of hands-on, project based Excel intermediate level activities including but not limited to working with multiple worksheets and workbooks, creating, sorting and querying a table, importing data, working with SmartArt, images and screenshots, and financial functions.

Conditions

Student has completed all of the following course(s): MICROCOM 10103242 - Excel Level 1

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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. Keywords: Ethics

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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. Keywords: Written Comm, Comm, Writing

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

English Composition 1 (10801136)

3.00

Learners develop and apply skills in all aspects of the writing process. Through a variety of learning activities and written documents, learners employ rhetorical strategies, plan, organize and revise content, apply critical reading strategies, locate and evaluate information, integrate and document sources, and apply standardized English language conventions.Keywords:English Comp, Comp 1, E Com, English 1, English

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

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 develop an awareness of international accounting standards. The learner will prepare adjusting entries, financial statements and disclosure notes.

Conditions

Student has completed all of the following course(s): ACCT 10101113 - Accounting 2

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 tax liability.

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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. Demonstrates achievement by completing a comprehensive payroll project.

Conditions

Student has satisfied all of the following: [Student has completed any of the following course(s): ACCT 10101111 - Accounting 1, ACCT 10101147 - Accounting Fundamentals] And Student has satisfied all of the following: [Student has completed or is in process of completing all of the following course(s): ACCT 10101110 - Accounting Information Systems]

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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. Keywords: Oral, Oral Comm, Comm, Speech

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Microeconomics (10809143)

3.00

Examines the behavior of individual decision makers, primarily consumers and firms. Topics include choices of how much to consume and to produce, the functioning of perfectly and imperfectly competitive markets, the conditions under which markets may fail, and arguments for and against government intervention. The student applies the fundamental tools of economics to real world problems.

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 diagramming, internal controls and transaction work in computerized environments. This course provides learners hands-on experience with database software as well as provides an introduction to data analytics within the field.

Conditions

Student has completed all of the following course(s): ACCT 10101115 - Intermediate Accounting

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Accounting Capstone (10101126)

4.00

Incorporates key accounting concepts to prepare the learner for a capstone project and the Bookkeeping Certification Exam. This certification helps the learner build credibility as well as provides validity in bookkeeping knowledge and demonstrates the skills needed to perform key accounting functions in a business environment. Learners will continue to build their employment readiness through success skills development.

Conditions

Student has satisfied all of the following: [Student has completed or is in process of completing all of the following course(s): ACCT 10101110 - Accounting Information Systems] And Student has satisfied all of the following: [Student has completed all of the following course(s): ACCT 10101115 - Intermediate Accounting, ACCT 10101181 - Quickbooks 2]

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

Business Law 1 (10102160)

3.00

Develop an understanding of business organizations, contracts, and sales contracts by reviewing relevant court cases. Emphasizes the importance, meaning, and value of law in everyday lives. 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. Keywords: Psych, Intro to Psych

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

Vita (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Experience (10101107)

3.00

Provides the learner with pre-professional and practical business experiences through providing free tax preparation service to the community by applying individual income tax knowledge. 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 obtaining business technologies, engaging in collaborative cross functional work, determining the importance of success skills, and professional growth will be developed.

Mentored Business Experience (10101106)

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 success skills, and professional growth will be developed.

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.

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