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Accounting
Program Code: 10-101-1


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Associate Degree: 2 Years, 69 Credits
Appleton Campus
Financial Aid Eligible


Career Opportunities

This two-year associate degree program in accounting prepares you for an entry-level position as an assistant auditor, tax accountant assistant, junior accountant, accounts receivable clerk or internal assistant auditor. You will maintain records of accounts and handle business transactions for expenses, payments, purchases and inventories in journals, ledgers and on computers. You will prepare financial reports to substantiate transactions such as income statements, balance sheets, cost studies and tax reports and will review and interpret financial reports.


Program Description

The two-year associate degree program in accounting provides you with an opportunity to learn accounting in preparation for a career in business, industry or government. You will choose from more than 11 accounting courses, including cost and income tax accounting as well as courses which utilize modern applications of accounting transactions on microcomputers. Also included are general business courses designed to present you with an overview of how the world of business functions. Specific courses explore business law, management, data processing and business operations.


Program/Plan Admission Requirements


Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • 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.

Program Offered at These Locations
  • Appleton—1825 N. Bluemound Drive


Helpful High School Courses

Accounting, math, business arithmetic, bookkeeping, marketing, English, speech, business machines, economics and data processing are helpful.


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For additional program/admission information, View Program Plan.


Will my credits transfer to a 4-year college?


Students must follow the program curriculum in place at the time of enrollment into the program.
If you have questions, contact your advisor.

2014-15 Educational Program