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Accounting (Fall 2022 - Term 3)

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Accounting (Fall 2022 - Term 3)

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Accounting (Fall 2022 - Term 3)

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Accounting (Fall 2022 - Term 3)

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Accounting (Spring 2023 - Term 3)

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Accounting (Spring 2023 - Term 4)

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Accounting (Spring 2023 - Term 4)

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Accounting (Spring 2023 - Term 4)

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Accounting (Spring 2023 - Term 4)

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Accounting Pathway Curriculum Checklist

2023-24

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2021-22

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2022-23

Accounting Pathway Curriculum Checklist 4-Year

2023-24

Accounting Pathway Curriculum Checklist 4-Year

2020-21

Accounting Pathway Curriculum Checklist 4-Year

2021-22

Accounting Pathway Curriculum Checklist 4-Year

2022-23

Accounting/Accounting Assistant (Fall 2022 - Term 1)

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Accounting/Accounting Assistant (Fall 2022 - Term 1)

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Accounting/Accounting Assistant (Fall 2022 - Term 1)

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Accounting/Accounting Assistant (Fall 2022 - Term 1)

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Accounting/Accounting Assistant (Fall 2022 - Term 1)

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Accounting/Accounting Assistant (Spring 2023 - Term 1)

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Accounting/Accounting Assistant (Spring 2023 - Term 2)

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Accounting/Accounting Assistant (Spring 2023 - Term 2)

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Accounting/Accounting Assistant (Spring 2023 - Term 2)

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Accounting/Accounting Assistant (Spring 2023 - Term 2)

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Accounting/Accounting Assistant (Spring 2023 - Term 2)

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Business Courses (Summer 2022)

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This program will be modified for the 2023-2024 academic year. For the revised curriculum, please refer to the 2023-2024 curriculum checklist in the drop-down menu above. The required program course list, including course descriptions, will be updated below on June 1, 2023 or will be available to view in the 2023-2024 catalog February 2023.


Required Program Courses

10101101
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UGRD
| 4 CR
Complete accounting cycle, special journals, payroll tax principles, special procedures, and financial statements. Accounting applications through practice set approach.
10101103
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UGRD
| 4 CR
Students will be introduced to corporate accounting. Students will have an understanding of corporate transactions with an emphasis on stocks and bonds. The student will analyze financial statements including the statement of cash flows. Managerial accounting is also introduced in this class. PREREQUISITE: 10101101 Financial Accounting 1.
10101105
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UGRD
| 4 CR
Intermediate Accounting course (in sequence with 10101107 Intermediate Accounting 2) covering complex accounting theory, financial statement preparation, and analysis of an in-depth nature. PREREQUISITES: 10101103 Financial Accounting 2 and 10103152 MS Excel B.
10101107
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UGRD
| 4 CR
Intermediate Accounting 2 (in sequence with 10101105 Intermediate Accounting 1) covers complex accounting theory, financial statement preparation, and analysis of an in-depth nature. PREREQUISITE: 10101105 Intermediate Accounting 1.
10101121
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UGRD
| 4 CR
This course addresses cost accounting principles, procedures, and managerial applications of cost data; theory of job order cost, process cost, and standard cost; and managerial cost decision making. Though not required, 10101103 Financial Accounting 2 is also recommended prior to taking this course. PREREQUISITES: 10101101 Financial Accounting 1 and 10103152 MS Excel B.
10101123
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UGRD
| 4 CR
This course will prepare you to complete and file individual federal and Wisconsin income tax returns including the 1040EZ/WIZ, 1040A/1A, and 1040/1 with most common supporting schedules. This course is lecture- and project-based with most returns done manually and some comprehensive problems being computerized.
10101124
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Study of state and federal laws affecting payroll -- Fair Labor Standards Act, Federal and State Unemployment Acts, Federal Insurance Contributions Act, Federal and State Withholding Tax Acts, payroll accounting procedures, and systems design. COREQUISITE: 10101101 Financial Accounting 1.
10101131
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Prepares students for real-world accounting. Students will process financial transactions throughout the accounting cycle, analyze financial information to support planning and decision-making, examine internal controls, perform payroll preparation and reporting, and prepare individual tax returns. Coursework is almost entirely project-based. PREREQUISITES: 10103152 MS Excel B, 10101174 Quickbooks Accounting - Beginning, 10101124 Payroll Systems and Accounting, 10101105 Intermediate Accounting 1 and COREQUISITES: 10101123 Income Tax Accounting
10101174
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Students will learn the QuickBooks accounting software by performing tasks that involve the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, payroll, and financial statements. Students will be responsible for finding and correcting errors in the QuickBooks program. PREREQUISITE: 10101101 Financial Accounting 1 or 10101176 Financial Accounting 1A.
10101179
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Students will learn to use MS Excel as it pertains mainly to accounting related functions. Activities will include working with pivot tables, exporting/importing information, continuing with advanced formulas and macros, using analytical options, and developing creativity/application skills in building spreadsheets to replace and enhance manual record keeping, calculations, and reporting. PREREQUISITES: 10101103 Financial Accounting 2 and 10103152 MS Excel B.
10103146
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UGRD
| 1 CR
This is the first course in a sequence that develops foundational skills in the use of Microsoft Office Word features to efficiently and effectively produce business documents. Students will apply Microsoft Word skills to solve practical problems in a project-based format. Explore best practices in document layout, collaboration, tables, reports, desktop publishing basics, themes, sort, styles, and references. Recommended computer foundations: Windows competency, including solid file management skills; ability to key 30 WPM. This course will use Microsoft Office 2019 or Office 365.
10103151
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UGRD
| 1 CR
This is the first course in a sequence that develops foundational skills in the use of Microsoft Office Excel features to efficiently and effectively produce business spreadsheets. Students will apply Microsoft Excel skills to solve practical problems in a project-based format. Activities will work on creating a spreadsheet, incorporate appropriate formulas and functions to report accurate data, and chart results. Recommended computer foundations: Windows competency, including solid file management skills; basic math fundamentals. This course will use Microsoft Office 2019 or Office 365.
10103152
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UGRD
| 1 CR
Students will learn to use MS Excel. Credit B activities will include using advanced features of formulas, object linking and embedding, multiple worksheets, 3-D references, macro basics and database basics. COREQUISITE: 10103151 MS Excel A.
10103162
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UGRD
| 1 CR
Learners create, edit, sort, and query a database. They also learn how to create and print basic forms and reports.
10105125
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Business Law provides the student with a working knowledge of the legal system, business ethics, and essentials of contracts. Students gain knowledge in logical and analytical thinking, and are encouraged to challenge legal issues and defend their point of view.
10890116
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UGRD
| 1 CR
Develop documents and skills to seek, obtain, and retain employment. Strengthen your professional image by developing self-awareness of elements affecting interpersonal and work relationships. Guidelines for determining appropriate grooming, dress, and poise will be covered. Personal life management along with career/life goal setting will be reinforced. This class should be taken in the last semester of the program.

Required General Studies Courses

10801136
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents. This course focuses on writing-intensive practices and meets expectations of High Impact Practice courses. NOTE: This course is recognized for general education transfer as part of the University of Wisconsin (UW) System/Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Universal Credit Transfer Agreement (UCTA).
10804123
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course integrates algebraic concepts, proportions, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, and basic statistics with business/consumer scenarios. It also applies math concepts to the purchasing/buying and selling processes. Emphasis is placed on the use of complex formulas for sinking funds and for present/future value and payments in both the accumulation and distribution phases of an annuity as well as to the development of formulas for business scenarios such as finding effective interest rates and finding the proceeds of a third-party discount.
10809195
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues. Students in this college transfer course will complete a scholarly research/academic assignment. NOTE: This course is recognized for general education transfer as part of the University of Wisconsin (UW) System/Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Universal Credit Transfer Agreement (UCTA).

CHOOSE 1 OF THE 2 FOLLOWING COURSES:

10801198
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course. This course focuses on writing-intensive practices and meets expectations of High Impact Practice courses. NOTE: This course is recognized for general education transfer as part of the University of Wisconsin (UW) System/Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Universal Credit Transfer Agreement (UCTA).
10801196
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication. This course focuses on writing-intensive practices and meets expectations of High Impact Practice courses. NOTE: This course is recognized for general education transfer as part of the University of Wisconsin (UW) System/Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Universal Credit Transfer Agreement (UCTA).

CHOOSE 1 OF THE 2 FOLLOWING COURSES:

10809198
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This science of psychology course is a survey of multiple aspects of behavior and mental processes. It provides an overview of topics such as research methods, theoretical perspectives, learning, cognition, memory, motivation, emotions, personality, abnormal psychology, physiological factors, social influences, and development. Students will complete a global awareness project. NOTE: This course is recognized for general education transfer as part of the University of Wisconsin (UW) System/Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Universal Credit Transfer Agreement (UCTA).
10809188
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Developmental Psychology is the study of human development throughout the lifespan. This course explores developmental theory and research with an emphasis on the interactive nature of the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial changes that affect the individual from conception to death. Application activities and critical thinking skills will enable students to gain an increased knowledge and understanding of themselves and others. Students will complete a global awareness project. NOTE: This course is recognized for general education transfer as part of the University of Wisconsin (UW) System/Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Universal Credit Transfer Agreement (UCTA).

Required Elective

A three-credit elective is required for this program.

Total: 60 Credits


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