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Accounting

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Business
Downtown Milwaukee (first year only), Oak Creek, West Allis campuses
Also offered entirely online
Program code: 10-101-1

For Information:
Downtown Milwaukee Campus  414-297-MATC
Oak Creek Campus  414-571-4500
West Allis Campus  414-456-5500


Overview
— Accounting is an associate degree program designed to provide you with basic accounting skills. Specialized areas of the accounting profession — auditing, cost, taxes, governmental, nonprofit and computerized accounting — are included in the program. 

Graduates are prepared to successfully meet the challenges and opportunities encountered in the accounting field; students develop a competence in all areas of accounting including financial, managerial, tax and payroll. Your success in the program will be enhanced by an ability to perform arithmetic computations quickly and accurately, and  to organize complex data.

 

Online Option — This program may be taken on campus or entirely online; on-campus testing and meetings may be required.


Career Outlook
— Qualified accounting applicants continue to be in demand. Employment opportunities exist in banking, business and industry, financial companies, utilities, government and nonprofit organizations. 

Graduates typically locate placement where they are expected to maintain accounts receivable and payable; prepare payroll and related reports; accumulate data for tax reports and financial reports and prepare those documents; audit contracts, orders, and vouchers; and work with departmental budgets.


Program Learning Outcomes
— Employers will expect program graduates to:

  • Process financial transactions throughout the accounting cycle
  • Analyze financial and business information to support planning and decision-making
  • Perform payroll, individual tax and organizational tax preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks
  • Perform cost accounting preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement test

 

Future Opportunities — If you are interested in a baccalaureate degree upon completion of the program, check with a program counselor or advisor, and the institution you plan to attend regarding the transfer of MATC credits.

 

Accounting Program Blog:

http://matcacctg.blogspot.com/


Possible Careers:
Accounting Assistant
Account Specialist
Auditing Clerk
Banking/Finance
Tax Preparer

Related Programs:
Banking and Financial Services
Business Management
Marketing Management
Supervisory Management – Accelerated


Start Dates:
August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

TECHNICAL STUDIES

Credits


( ) = Sequence for Full-Time Students



(1)


ACCTG-111

Accounting 1 ^

4


(1)


BADM-165

Legal Environment of Business ^

3


(2)


ACCTG-113

Accounting 2 ‡ ^

4


(2)


ACCTG-123

Individual Income Tax ^

 3


(2)


ACCTG-125

Cost Accounting ‡

 3


(2)    ACCTG-130  Computerized Accounting ‡ ^  3  

(3)


ACCTG-116

Intermediate Accounting 1 ‡

 3


(3)


ACCTG-122

Accounting Software Applications ^

  3


(3)


ACCTG-126

Accounting for Managers

  3


(3)


ACCTG-142

Payroll Accounting ^

  2


(3)


BADM-110

Business Communications with Technology 

  3


(4)


ACCTG-117

Intermediate Accounting 2 ‡

   3


(4)


ACCTG-124

Business Income Taxes ‡

   3


(4)


ACCTG-140

Accounting for Governmental and Nonprofit Entities 

   3


(4)
ACCTG-150 Accounting Practice With a Systems Approach ‡    3





GENERAL STUDIES





ECON-195

Economics

   3





(or) Any 200-series ECON course






ENG-151


Communication Skills 1 ‡ ^


   3




and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

   3





(or) ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course






MATH-107


College Mathematics ‡ ^


   3





(or) Any 200-series MATH course







NATSCI-167



Science of Technology



   3





(or) Any 200-series NATSCI course





PSYCH-199

Psychology of Human Relations

   3




 

(or) Any 200-series PSYCH course





SOCSCI-197

Contemporary American Society

  3





(or) Any 200-series HIST or SOCSCI course  




    ELECTIVES:    Three Credits Required
 
       3
 






           

TOTAL CREDITS: 70

Prerequisite required.

^ Counts toward earning the Accounting Assistant diploma program.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated July 2014.