Accounting

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Oak Creek Campus, West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: Business & Management
  • Program Code: 10-101-1
  • Offering: Online, In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Accounting degree

DESCRIPTION

Designed to provide fundamental accounting skills in a range of applications, this program is a good fit for students who like to work with numbers. You will learn about financial, cost, tax, payroll, governmental, nonprofit and computerized accounting.

Qualified accounting applicants continue to be in demand.

You can earn the Accounting Bookkeeper Trainee certificate and the Accounting Assistant technical diploma on the way to completing this associate degree.

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

Your success in the program will be enhanced by abilities to organize complex data, and to perform arithmetic computations quickly and accurately.

Additional Resources
Accounting Program Blog (link)


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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) ACCTG-111 Accounting 1 ^ 4
(1) ACCTG-121 Income Taxation ^ 4
(1) ACCTG-122 Accounting Software Applications ^ 3
(1) MATH-107 College Mathematics ‡ ^ 
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
3
(2) ACCTG-113 Accounting 2 ‡ ^ 4
(2) ACCTG-130 Computerized Accounting ‡ ^ 3
(2) ACCTG-142 Payroll Accounting ^ 2
(2) BADM-165 Legal Environment of Business ^ 3
(2) ENG-195 Written Communication ^ 
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
3
(3) ACCTG-116 Intermediate Accounting ‡ 4
(3) ACCTG-126 Accounting for Managers 3
(3) ECON-195 Economics
(or) Any 200-level ECON course
3
(3) ENG-197 Technical Reporting 
(or) Any 200-level ENG course
3
(3) FIN-180 Financial Statement Analysis ‡ 3
(4) ACCTG-140 Accounting for Governmental and
Nonprofit Entities ‡
3
(4) ACCTG-145 Forensic Accounting ‡ 
(or) ACCTG-155 Applied Individual Income Tax ‡
3
(4) ACCTG-150 Accounting Practice With a Systems Approach ‡ 3
(4) FIN-120 Introduction to Money, Banking
and Financial Markets ‡
3
(4) PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course

3
TOTAL CREDITS 60

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required. 
^ Counts toward earning the Accounting Assistant technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

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

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

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

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.

Possible Careers

Accounting Assistant
Account Specialist
Auditing Clerk
Banking/Finance
Tax Preparer

Scholarships

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Business & Management Academic & Career Pathway
414-456-5323, leadpathway@matc.edu

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Main Building, Room M312-314
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/21/2020