Accounting

Accounting

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for detailed financial documentation is expected to increase in response to current financial crises and subsequent financial regulations. Increased regulations may lead to more jobs for skilled employees overseeing day-to-day financial operations.

Do you have strong math skills, enjoy working on computers, and like analyzing data? Accounting is an excellent choice for you! Employers are looking for individuals with attention to detail and the ability to adapt to an ever-changing set of regulations. A professional attitude, good interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to meet goal-oriented deadlines are also valuable.

MSTC’s Accounting program prepares you with skills and training required for business, industry, and public accounting firms, as well as not-for-profit businesses. Special activities include cooperative learning activities, income tax returns, guest lectures, payroll, and a program business luncheon; some activities may take place outside of the classroom and provide students with real-world experience.

The Accounting program is offered at the Adams County Center and the Marshfield, Stevens Point, and Wisconsin Rapids campuses.

Jobs

  • Accounts Payable Specialist
  • Accounts Receivable Specialist
  • Cost Accountant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Payroll Accountant
  • Tax Accountant

Courses

Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10101111 Accounting I 4.00
10101123 Income Tax Accounting 3.00
10102101 Intro to Business 3.00
10103106 Microsoft Office-Introduction 3.00
10801195 Written Communication 3.00
-or-
10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 2
10101113 Accounting II 4.00
10101120 Payroll Accounting 3.00
10101129 Accounting: Computerized 3.00
10102103 Business Law & Ethics 3.00
-or-
10105160 Business Law 3.00
10801198 Speech 3.00
-or-
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
10804107 College Mathematics 3.00
-or-
10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4.00
-or-
10804189 Introductory Statistics 3.00
(19-20 Credits)
Term: 3
10101115 Accounting III 4.00
10101128 Managerial Accounting 3.00
10101131 Governmental Accounting 3.00
10809144 Macroeconomics 3.00
10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
-or-
10809122 Intro to American Government 3.00
-or-
10809196 Intro to Sociology 3.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 4
10101117 Accounting IV 4.00
10101125 Cost Accounting 3.00
10101130 Accounting Systems 3.00
10809143 Microeconomics 3.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
-or-
10809188 Developmental Psychology 3.00
(16 Credits)
Total Credits: 67-68