Accounting students in a classroom.


67-credit 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, Computerized Accounting and International 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: $36,837

Program Code 10-101-1

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 101-111 Accounting I - Principles4  
 106-110 Intro to Software Applications
previously MBA I
 801-136 English Composition 13+ 
 804-123 Math w Business Apps3+ 
 809-166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & App3  
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 101-104 Accounting Spreadsheets2  
 101-113 Accounting II - Principles4  
 101-123 Income Tax I4  
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+ 
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3  
 809-143 Microeconomics3 *
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 101-107 Business Finance3  
 101-114 Payroll and Accounting Tech3  
 101-115 Accounting III - Intermediate4  
 101-124 Income Tax II3  
 890-108 Employment Success1  
 809-196 Intro to Sociology3+ 
Total Semester Credits
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 101-116 Managerial Accounting3  
 101-120 Accounting IV - Intermediate4  
 101-122 Accounting - Capstone3  
 101-127 Accounting Information Systems4  
 102-114 Business Internship1 *
Total Semester Credits
+ (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 Accounting I - Principles 4
101-113 Accounting II - Principles 4
106-110 Intro to Software Applications 3
801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm 3
804-123 Math w Business Apps 3
809-196 Intro to Sociology 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities


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 StritchBachelor of Science in Management, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Strategic Management of Information Systems, Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management68
Carroll UniversityAccountingup to 64
Colorado State University-Global CampusBachelor of Science in Business Management62
Colorado State University-Global CampusBachelor of Science in Business Managementup to 64
Concordia UniversityBachelor of Science in Businessjunior status
Concordia UniversityBachelor of Artsup to 68
DeVry UniversityBachelor of Science In Business Administrationup to 55
DeVry UniversityBachelor of Science in Technical Managementup to 55
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science: Accounting68
Herzing UniversityBachelor of Science in Accountingup to 68
Herzing UniversityBachelor of Science in Business Managementup to 68
Marian UniversityBachelor of Science Radiologic Technology (Adult/Graduate Studies)85
Marquette University-College of Professional StudiesBachelor of Science in Leadership and Organizationsup to 60
Mount Mary UniversityAccounting71
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
MSOEBachelor of Science in Managementjunior status
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts - Accountingup to 80 cr
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80
Rasmussen CollegeBachelor Degree in Accounting69
Silver Lake CollegeBachelor of Science (various)Minimum of 60
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 Studies63
UW-PlattevilleBachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Accountingup to 20
UW-StoutBachelor of Science in Managementup to 68
UW-StoutB.S. Career, Technical Education & Trainingup to 60
UW-WaukeshaBachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)60-Junior Standing
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership63

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


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


  • 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


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


  • 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


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


  • 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."