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Accounting

10-101-1 Associate Degree (AAS) Part Time, Full Time 63 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Locations*: Appleton, Chilton, Clintonville, Online, Oshkosh, Waupaca, Wautoma

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

If you’re detail orientated, this degree program could lead to a successful accounting career. Learn how to maintain records of accounts and handle business transactions for sales, expenses, payments, purchases and inventories. You’ll learn to prepare, review and interpret financial reports, which is critical information that helps management make business decisions. You’ll also gain skills in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, computerized accounting software, payroll, cost accounting and tax preparation. These services are essential for virtually any type of business, industry or government operation.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (43 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Applied Accounting Capstone
    10-101-101
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10101101
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides students an opportunity to demonstrate their attainment of program outcomes through the completion of a project which accounts for a small business through the accounting cycle using accounting software and completion of year end financial statements, analysis and projections.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • ACCTG 10101104 - QuickBooks Accounting Online

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • ACCTG 10101132 - Cost Accounting​

  • QuickBooks Accounting Online
    10-101-104
    2Credit
    72
    36

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10101104
    • Credits: 2.00

    Lays the foundation for students to gain experience using QuickBooks Pro. Students practice creating a company using a chart of accounts, creating vendors and customers, demo payroll, record transactions, and generate and use financial reports. Being familiar with Windows, business experience or completion of an accounting course is helpful. Upon completion of this course, students are eligible to take the QuickBooks Certification exam.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ANY of the following options:

    • ACCTG 10101107 - Accounting, Principles of

    • ACCTG 10101180 - Financial Accounting 1

    • Student is not in progress in an Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Cost Accounting
    10-101-132
    4Credit
    81
    135
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 81
    • Outside Effort Hours: 135
    • Course Number: 10101132
    • Credits: 4.00

    Presents fundamental cost accounting concepts and objectives as well as comprehensive illustrations of the flow of costs in manufacturing systems. The planning and control phases of cost elements (material, labor and factory overhead) are covered in relation to job order and process costing systems, and CVP analysis. Students learn about tools for planning and control through budgeting and variance analysis, inventory costing and management using JIT, and also understand accounting aspects of department and product costs.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • ACCTG 10101182 - Intermediate Accounting

  • Spreadsheets, Beginning
    10-101-145
    1Credit
    36
    18

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10101145
    • Credits: 1.00

    Covers developing, constructing and printing basic business-related worksheets and reports using spreadsheet software. Students create, modify and print various charts based on worksheet data.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ANY of the following options:

    • COMPSOFT 10103120 - MS Office Suite, Introduction

    • COMPUTER 10107150 - Microcomputer Applications

    • Student is in progress in Agricultural Accounting (20-006-6) Program of Study

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Spreadsheets, Intermediate
    10-101-152
    1Credit
    36
    18

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10101152
    • Credits: 1.00

    Covers developing and editing business-related worksheets. Students examine various functions such as If, Round, Sum, Average and Pmt. They also use Data Tables, Goal Seek, Scenarios and Solver to assist in decision making.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • ACCTG 10101145 - Spreadsheets, Beginning

  • Spreadsheets, Advanced
    10-101-153
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10101153
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on spreadsheet topics and functions that enhance student expertise.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • ACCTG 10101152 - Spreadsheets, Intermediate

  • Financial Accounting 1
    10-101-180
    4Credit
    81
    135
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 81
    • Outside Effort Hours: 135
    • Course Number: 10101180
    • Credits: 4.00

    Prepares students to analyze, record, summarize and interpret accounting information. The course focuses on business transactions, financial statements, merchandising, inventory, special journals, internal controls, receivables, plant assets and payroll.

  • Financial Accounting 2
    10-101-181
    4Credit
    81
    135
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 81
    • Outside Effort Hours: 135
    • Course Number: 10101181
    • Credits: 4.00

    Presents basic concepts for partnerships and corporations. It introduces bonds, cash flow statement preparation, financial statement analysis, budgeting and job cost procedures. The course includes a practice set using job costing.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • ACCTG 10101180 - Financial Accounting 1

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:  

    • MATH 10804123 - Math w Business Apps

  • Intermediate Accounting
    10-101-182
    4Credit
    81
    135
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 81
    • Outside Effort Hours: 135
    • Course Number: 10101182
    • Credits: 4.00

    Reviews accounting and recording processes, temporary investments, cash flows, revenue recognition and financial statement analysis.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • ACCTG 10101181 - Financial Accounting 2

  • Income Tax Accounting
    10-101-186
    4Credit
    81
    135
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 81
    • Outside Effort Hours: 135
    • Course Number: 10101186
    • Credits: 4.00

    Emphasizes correct completion of simple mid-level individual federal income tax returns and forms. Focuses on income tax withholding and basic reporting requirements, interest and dividends, business expenses, itemized deductions, capital gains and losses.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • ACCTG 10101180 - Financial Accounting 1

  • Business and Personal Tax
    10-101-187
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10101187
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers corporate tax, sales and use tax, personal property tax, and other taxes not covered in Income Tax Accounting.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • ACCTG 10101186 - Income Tax Accounting

  • Financial Fraud Detection, Fundamentals of
    10-101-190
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10101190
    • Credits: 1.00

    Focuses on accounting information systems and accounting processes related to sales, purchasing, etc. Covers internal controls designed to mitigate and prevent financial fraud.

  • Great Plains-Enterprise Resource Planning System
    10-101-193
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10101193
    • Credits: 1.00

    Gain experience working on Great Plains software, Enterprise Resource Planning Systems. Learn how to build the Chart of Accounts, set up the company's accounting system, enter monthly transactions and run financial statements for multiple accounting periods.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • ACCTG 10101182 - Intermediate Accounting

    • ACCTG 10101190 - Financial Fraud Detection

  • Payroll
    10-101-194
    2Credit
    45
    63

    • Instructional Hours: 45
    • Outside Effort Hours: 63
    • Course Number: 10101194
    • Credits: 2.00

    Presents payroll calculation and preparation of payroll. Topics include federal and state laws, calculation and payment of payroll taxes, completion of government forms. Proficiency with electronic calculators is recommended.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ANY of the following options:

    • ACCTG 10101180 - Financial Accounting 1

    • Student is in progress in Human Resources (10-116-1) Program of Study

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Advanced Payroll
    10-101-195
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10101195
    • Credits: 1.00

    Presents preparation of payroll-related journal entries. A computer practice set is included. Proficiency with electronic calculators is recommended.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • ACCTG 10101194 - Payroll

  • Business Law 1
    10-102-103
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10102103
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces legal principles and standard business law concepts and their implications for business. It emphasizes contracts, sales, commercial paper, bailment, agency and real property, with references to the Uniform Commercial Code and recent consumer legislation.

  • MS Office Suite, Introduction
    10-103-120
    2Credit
    54
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10103120
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides an opportunity to gain technical skills employers are seeking, by using the features in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Through hands-on course work, students will be able to integrate Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Business Career Planning
    10-106-199
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10106199
    • Credits: 1.00

    Provides students with information and tools to prepare for a Business career. Students will demonstrate professionalism and develop professional employment documents, business communications, and interview strategies.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • Student must complete 9 Semester Units at the Post Secondary Level. Catalog Numbers must begin with 10, 20, 30, 31, or 32.

    • Student is in progress in Office Assistant (31-106-1) Program of Study

    General Studies (18 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Written Communication
    10-801-195
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801195
    • Credits: 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.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Math w Business Apps
    10-804-123
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804123
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course integrates algebraic concepts, proportions, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, and basic statistics with business/consumer scenarios. It also applies math concepts to the purchasing/buying and selling processes.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • Accuplacer Arithmetic 250+ OR HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACT Math 16+ OR Arithmetic Level 1 Coursework

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
    10-809-166
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809166
    • Credits: 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 professional standards of behavior, and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Economics
    10-809-195
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809195
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course is designed to give an overview of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Psychology of Human Relations
    10-809-199
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809199
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family, and in society.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

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