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Associate's degree
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Appleton, Chilton, Clintonville, Oshkosh, Waupaca, Wautoma
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About this program


If you’re detail orientated, this degree program could lead to a successful accounting career. Learn how to maintain records of accounts and handle business transactions for sales, expenses, payments, purchases and inventories. You’ll learn to prepare, review and interpret financial reports, which is critical information that helps management make business decisions. You’ll also gain skills in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, computerized accounting software, payroll, cost accounting and tax preparation. These services are essential for virtually any type of business, industry or government operation.

Admission requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Technical Studies

  • Spreadsheets, Beginning
  • Spreadsheets, Intermediate
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • MS Office Suite, Introduction
  • Spreadsheets, Advanced
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Payroll
  • Advanced Payroll
  • Business, Introduction to
  • QuickBooks Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Income Tax Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Financial Fraud Detection, Fundamentals of
  • Great Plains-Enterprise Resource Planning System
  • Accounting Capstone
  • Advanced Tax
  • Business Law 1
  • Business Career Planning

General Studies

  • Written Communication
  • Math w Business Apps
  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
  • Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
  • Psychology of Human Relations
  • Economics

Suggested Electives

  • Business Relationship Development
  • Financial Planning
  • Keyboarding Speed Development
  • Accounting Internship 1
  • International Professional Field Studies

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


Estimated program cost: $10,442.94


Degree: Associate Degree (AAS)

Credit Points: 63 Credits

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 organizational and/or individual tax accounting preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks.
  • Identify internal controls to reduce risk.

Career paths

  • Accounting Associate
  • Staff Accountant
  • Payroll Accountant
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable Coordinator
  • Cost Accountant
  • Tax Preparer

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Fox Valley Technical College

Want to prepare for a career that is cutting edge? At Fox Valley Technical College you get a hands on, high-tech education that prepares you for the workplace of tomorrow. Fox Valley Technical College has been the college of choice...

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Why study at Fox Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College, a 2-year public college in Appleton and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has been the college of choice in this community for over 100 years.

You get high-tech occupational training for the workplace of today, whether you’re preparing for a new career or sharpening your job skills. With over 200 programs to choose from, you can put your career on the fast track.

Contact info

Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N. Bluemound Drive
54912 Appleton Wisconsin
United States of America (USA)

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