60 Credits | 2 Years
Online Program | Financial Aid-Eligible
Ashland*, New Richmond*, Online, Rice Lake*, Superior*, and the Balsam Lake*, Hayward*, Ladysmith* Outreach Centers
*Combination of Online, Your Choice, In-Person or Web Conferencing instruction. Select courses are available at the WITC Outreach Centers. Please contact your local campus for specifics.
Career Cluster: Finance
Accounting is one profession that can lead you to multiple career options. Businesses and organizations of all sizes need to employ accountants. You can secure jobs in a variety of industries including retail, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations. Also, your choices abound within the accounting field. You can choose from tax, cost, audit, government, payroll and financial accounting.
Accounting is an important tool for any business. In this two-year accounting associate degree, you will be prepared to assemble, analyze, interpret and forecast essential information about the operation of an organization. You’ll prepare financial statements, cost studies and tax reports.
Accounting graduates will be able to:
- 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 individual and/or organizational tax accounting preparation, reporting and analysis tasks
- Identify internal controls to reduce risk
Stay on top of the latest Accounting technologies and methods with WITC's Accounting associate degree.
Use current technology that employers use such as QuickBooks, Excel, Word, tax software and Access.
Through case studies, business scenarios and real-world problems, you'll learn exactly what will be expected of you as an accountant.
Take your classes in a variety of formats including online, web conferencing or in a traditional classroom.
The Accounting instructors use a differentiated approach to teaching, keeping YOU in mind when developing lesson plans, workbook exercises, lectures, projects and other interactive learning activities.
Accounting classes are offered on all campuses and outreach centers (Ashland, Balsam Lake, Hayward, Ladysmith, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior). Conveniently take classes in a way that fits your lifestyle: Online, Your Choice, In-person, or Web Conferencing.
As an Accounting student at WITC, you can earn credentials each step of the way. Graduates of the Accounting program also earn a certificate in Tax Preparer Assistant, a diploma in Billing and Posting Clerk and a diploma in Accounting Assistant.
You can join the Business Professionals of America club and participate in statewide competitions and a number of charity projects like Special Olympics and the Pregnancy Help Center. In addition, there are a number of other clubs to join including the Business Club, Veterans Club and Student Senate.
Start Here, Transfer There
After you complete your two-year Accounting degree at WITC, you can transfer to another college to earn your bachelor’s degree.
Program specific subjects covered include financial, cost and managerial accounting. Other classes are payroll, budgeting, and tax accounting. Software courses include Quickbooks, Excel, Word, and Access.
You could take this first and get a credential.
Earn a technical diploma or a pathway certificate.
This is the program you’re looking at.
Continue your education to obtain a bachelor's degree.
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a WITC counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it!
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2019-20*
60 Credits | 2 Years
$2,735 for books (including tax)
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Accounting Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a:
- Tax Preparer Assistant certificate
- Billing and Posting Clerk technical diploma
- Accounting Assistant technical diploma
- Accounting associate degree