Wednesday – November 22, 2017

Accounting (2017-2018)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Business / Finance Career Cluster


Downtown Milwaukee (first year only), Oak Creek, West Allis campuses
Also offered entirely online
Program code: 10-101-1

For Information: 414-297-6395
Downtown Milwaukee Campus  414-297-MATC
Oak Creek Campus  414-571-4500
West Allis Campus  414-456-5500


Overview — Attain fundamental accounting skills in a range of applications, including cost, taxes, governmental, nonprofit and computerized accounting.

Coursework covers the financial, managerial, tax and payroll areas of accounting. Your success in the program will be enhanced by abilities to organize complex data, and to perform arithmetic computations quickly and accurately.
 

Students completing ACCTG-130 Computerized Accounting are prepared to take the QuickBooks Certification Exam from Intuit; students completing ACCTG-122 Accounting Software Applications are prepared to take the MS Office Excel Specialist Certification Exam.


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


Career Pathway — You can earn the Accounting Bookkeeper Trainee certificate and the Accounting Assistant technical diploma on your way to completing this degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


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 pursuing a bachelor's degree upon completion of the program, check with a program 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
Accounting Bookkeeper Trainee
Accounting Assistant
Business Management
 

Start Dates: August/January
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.


Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

TECHNICAL STUDIES

Credits

 

( ) = Semester order 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 curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

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.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.


Page updated April 2017.