Accounting students in a classroom.

Accounting

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Accountants play a critical role in the fiscal management of any business or organization – large or small. The fast-paced and ever-changing business environment depends on sound financial processing, controls and decision making. In the Accounting program, learn how to prepare, interpret and analyze financial information; master accounting fundamentals; and develop extensive computer skills in accounting- and business-based software programs. Graduates of the Accounting program will be well prepared for work in the field, and as the “business language,” training in accounting is also solid preparation for other careers.

  • Prepare for jobs such as accountant, accounts payable assistant, accounts receivable clerk or accounting supervisor.
  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school accounting or business courses.
  • Program-to-program transfer opportunities area available in Accounting programs at Carroll University, Concordia University and Mount Mary College. In addition, select program credits may transfer to other institutions.
  • Additional short-term certificates in Accounting in Healthcare and Computerized Accounting can be completed and serve as a complement to the Accounting degree program.
  • Evening completion and hybrid/online classes are available.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $37,291

Program Code 10-101-1

Required Courses

+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

101-111 4
101-113 4
106-110 3
801-196 3
804-123 3
809-196 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

College

Program Name

Credits Awarded

Alverno CollegeBA in Management Accountingup to 70
Bellevue UniversityBachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Scienceup to 68
Capella UniversityBachelor of Science in Business, Business Administrationup to 90
Cardinal StritchAny Bachelor Degree in the College of Business and Managementfull program
Colorado State University-Global CampusBachelor of Science in Business Management62
Concordia UniversityBS Accountingup to 68
DeVry UniversityBachelor of Science in Technical Managementup to 55
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
Herzing UniversityBachelor of Science in Accountingup to 68
Herzing UniversityBachelor of Science in Business Managementup to 68
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
MSOEBachelor of Science in Managementjunior status
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80
Rasmussen CollegeBachelor Degree in Accounting69
Silver Lake CollegeBachelor of Science (various)Minimum of 60
Silver Lake CollegeBachelor of Science (various)minimum of 60
U of Las VegasHotel Administrationup to 64 cr
U of PhoenixBachelor of Science (various)varies
U of PhoenixBachelor of Science (various)varies
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-Green BayBachelor of Applied Studies OnlineJunior Status
UW-OshkoshBachelor of Applied Studies in Leadership & Organizational Studiesfull program
UW-PlattevilleBachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Accountingvaries
UW-StoutBS Managementfull program
UW-StoutB. S. Career, Technical Education & Trainingfull program
UW-WaukeshaBachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)60-Junior Standing
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructor

Program instructor, Heather Albinger

Heather Albinger

Phone: 262.691.5352

Education

  • BS, Accounting, Valparaiso University
  • MS, Management and Organizational Science, University of Wisconsin --Milwaukee

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Wisconsin

Teaching Philosophy

"My teaching philosophy emphasizes collaboration, partnership, encouragement, accountability, growth and mutual respect in the meeting of the shared goal of student learning and success."

Program instructor, Lyn Gamerdinger

Lyn Gamerdinger

Phone: 262.691.5344

Education

  • BBA, Accounting, University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
  • MS, Taxation, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • M.Ed. – Carroll University

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

Teaching Philosophy

"My goal is for my students to know more about income tax and financial planning at the end of the class than they did at the beginning."

Program instructor, Darlene Schnuck

Darlene Schnuck

Phone: 262.691.5352

Education

  • BS, Accounting, University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
  • Master of Education/Professional Development, University of Wisconsin -- Whitewater

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Teaching Philosophy

"My teaching goal is to make sure my students have employable skills. And my resulting philosophy centers around flexibility, inquiry and change to match the demands of the workplace for knowledge application, master of technology and effective communication skills."