Associate Degree

Students will learn 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, microcomputers, tax accounting, cost accounting, auditing and other specialized areas. Potential occupations include: Accountant, Payroll Accountant, Bookkeeper, 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.

program at a Glance

Accounting 66 Credit Associate Degree

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo Fully Available
  • Medford Fully Available
  • Phillips Fully Available
  • Spencer Fully Available
  • Wittenberg Fully Available

Approximate Cost

$13,708 (Tuition: $10021, Books: $3687)

Average Starting Salary

$30,830 Annually, based on the 2014 NTC Graduate Employment Report.

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program Outcomes

  • Process financial transactions throughout the accounting cycle
  • Analyze financial and business information to support planning and decision making
  • Perform payroll preparation, reporting and analysis tasks
  • Perform cost accounting preparation, reporting and analysis tasks
  • Perform individual and/or organizational tax accounting preparation, reporting and analysis tasks
  • Identify internal controls to reduce risk

Potential Careers

  • Accountant
  • Payroll Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • General Business Accountant

Course List

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Course List

Transfer Opportunities

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