Accounting | Waukesha County Technical College

Accounting

64-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code 10-101-1

Accountants play a critical role in the fiscal management of any organization – large or small. The fast-paced business environment depends on sound financial processing, controls and decision-making. Discover how to prepare, interpret and analyze financial information; master accounting fundamentals; and develop extensive computer skills in business-based software programs.

How Long It Will Take

Depending on course load, full-time students could complete this program in five semesters.

Start Date

You can begin this program in the fall or spring semester.

How This Program Is Offered

This is offered on campus in a traditional classroom setting. Hybrid/online classes are available.

 What Makes This Program Unique

  • Participate in volunteer work through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).
  • Gain practical, hands-on experience through projects, capstone and internship opportunities to prepare for immediate job success.
  • Program-to-program transfer agreements allow you to continue your education at a four-year college or university and work toward becoming a certified public accountant (CPA).
  • Additional certificates are available to complement the Accounting degree, including Accounting in Healthcare, Computerized Accounting Specialist, Mortgage Lending and more.

Courses You'll Take

For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.

Credit for Prior Learning

You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.

How To Apply

Still have questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2019 Start

  • Submit application by August 5, 2019
  • Complete checklist items by August 12, 2019

Spring 2020 Start

  • Submit application by January 6, 2020
  • Complete checklist items by January 13, 2020

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Financial Aid Eligibility

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

Cost

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive.

Learn more about tuition and fees.

Career Salaries

$35,000 – $59,000 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

Potential Careers

If you like working with numbers, focus on accuracy, possess top-notch organizational skills and have a keen eye for detail, a career in accounting might be for you! Clients rely on these traits when they look for a skilled practitioner, and WCTC will help you hone these skills for a rewarding career.

  • Accountant
  • Accounts Payable Assistant
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Accounting Supervisor

Transfer Options

Whether you're a high school student interested in earning college credits or a college student interested in transferring to a four-year university after graduation, our dual-enrollment and transfer-credit agreements will help you take the next step in your education and career.

High School Dual Credits

Dual enrollment offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields through earning college credits. Learn about the credit options.

Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

College Program Name Credit Awards
Carroll UniversityBS Accountingup to 64
Herzing UniversityBS Accountingup to 64
Herzing UniversityBS Business Managementup to 64
Mount Mary UniversityBS Accounting54+electives
Purdue GlobalBS Accountingcredits vary, 20% tuition discount
UW-OshkoshBAS Criminal Justiceup to 70, online program
College Program Name Credit Awards
Cardinal StritchAny Bachelor Degree in the College of Business and Management60+
Colorado State University-Global CampusAny Bachelors Degreeup to 64, 10% tuition discount
Concordia University - WisconsinAny Bachelorsup to 84
Franklin UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 35%+ tuition discount for WCTC grads
Purdue GlobalAny Bachelors DegreeCredits vary, 20% tuition discount
UW-Green BayOrganizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied StudiesBlock of 60 credits
UW-OshkoshBS Leadership and Organizational Studiescredits vary, 100% online
UW-StoutBS Management (100% online)up to 60
UW-StoutBS Career, Technical Education & Training (100% online)up to 60
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70

Transfer Tips

  • Contact the school to which you'd like to transfer to make sure you understand its transfer policy.
  • Talk to your WCTC program advisor about your intent to transfer so he/she can help you plan.
  • If you're transferring within the University of Wisconsin (UW) System, contact your desired institution about its transfer policy and visit the UW System's transfer resource page.

 

Other Educational Opportunities

Our certificates are a short-term educational option for growing your workplace skills and workforce marketability. Explore the following certificates if you’re involved in, and interested in learning more about, accounting.

Learning is an ongoing process. That’s why we offer professional development classes and seminars, designed to build upon your knowledge and experiences. They’re also a great way to fulfill industry requirements. Here a few you might be interested in:

Program Instructors

Gerald Childs, MS | 262.691.5421
Lyn Gamerdinger, M.Ed. | 262.691.5344
Tony Igl, MS | 262.691.5241
Darlene Schnuck, MS | 262.691.5352