Accounting

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
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Why choose Accounting?

  • Accounting has grown into a dynamic field that is the backbone of the financial world and the only way for businesses in every industry to grow and flourish.
  • Accounting is a career with many different specialties, depending on your interests and strengths.
  • Regional demand for accountants is growing today and expected to more than double over the next ten years.
  • Interested in earning a bachelor’s degree? For transfer opportunities, visit mstc.edu/transfer.
Accounting emerged around the development of trade and commerce, signaling how vital it is for the health and prosperity of any business. Today, accounting has grown into a dynamic field that is the backbone of the financial world and the only way for businesses in every field and industry to grow and flourish.

Program Locations

Adams Campus
401 North Main Street
Adams, WI 53910

Marshfield Campus
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449

Stevens Point Campus
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494

Online

What You'll Learn

Mid-State’s Accounting program is ideal for students with strong logic and attention to detail. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in exciting business and industry settings as well as public accounting firms and not-for-profit businesses.

The program provides stimulating cooperative learning activities, some taking you outside the classroom for real-world experience. Class activities include hands-on income tax and payroll projects, computerized simulations, and guest lectures.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2020/2021 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $9,441.99
  • Books: $3,615.50
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $13,057.49

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.

Curriculum data is currently under maintenance and may be temporarily unavailable.

Term: 1
Catalog# Title Credits
10101111 Accounting I 4.00
10101120 Payroll Accounting 3.00
10103106 Microsoft Office-Introduction 3.00
10801136 English Composition I 3.00
10102101 Intro to Business 3.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 2
Catalog# Title Credits
10101113 Accounting II 4.00
10101123 Income Tax Accounting 3.00
10101129 QuickBooks Applications 3.00
  • Introductory Statistics 3.00
  • Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4.00
10804107 College Mathematics 3.00
-or- 10804189 Introductory Statistics 3.00
-or- 10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4.00
10101106 Excel for Accounting 3.00
(16-17 Credits)
Term: 3
Catalog# Title Credits
10101116 Intermediate Accounting I 4.00
10101128 Managerial Finance 3.00
10101131 Government and Nonprofit Accounting 3.00
  • Employment Law 3.00
10102104 Business Law 3.00
-or- 10102110 Employment Law 3.00
10809195 Economics 3.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 4
Catalog# Title Credits
  • Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
10801198 Speech 3.00
-or- 10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
10101125 Cost Accounting 3.00
10101158 Accounting Capstone 3.00
  • Developmental Psychology 3.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
-or- 10809188 Developmental Psychology 3.00
  • Intro to Sociology 3.00
  • Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
10809122 Intro to American Government 3.00
-or- 10809196 Intro to Sociology 3.00
-or- 10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
(15 Credits)
(63-64 Credits)

Instructors

BOB SMITH, BS, MBA

Bob holds an MBA from Upper Iowa University and is an experienced tax and financial accountant. A lifelong learner, Bob recently earned expert certification in Excel. He also graduated from the Wisconsin Leadership Development Institute in 2017.

“Accounting is a proud, challenging, and endlessly interesting profession. Graduates of our program have many career paths open to them. Accounting is the language of business, and accountants are needed by business and organizations of all sizes.”
 


SUSAN STRAUTMANN, AAS, BA, MBA

Susan earned her MBA from Lakeland University. She is an accounting expert with over 20 years of progressive experience specializing in accounting as well as analysis, regulation, and reporting. Susan is a governor-appointed accountant member on the Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board and a director on the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation Board of Directors. In addition, Susan is on the Higher Education Committee for the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

“I am pleased to be one of a group of instructors who help students realize their educational goals and thereby improve their lives in the future.”

Careers

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

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"The Accounting program at Mid-State equipped me to handle the many real-world tasks I see on a daily basis in my work as a controller."

JAVIER VERA
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Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

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