Accounting students in a classroom.


64-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 and Computerized 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: $37,291

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+*
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 101-104 Accounting Spreadsheets2+ 
 101-113 Accounting II - Principles4  
 101-114 Payroll and Accounting Tech3  
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+*
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 101-107 Business Finance3+ 
 101-115 Accounting III - Intermediate4  
 101-123 Income Tax I4  
 890-108 Employment Success1+ 
Total Semester Credits
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 101-116 Managerial Accounting3  
 101-120 Accounting IV - Intermediate4  
 101-124 Income Tax II3  
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3 *
Total Semester Credits
Fifth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 101-122 Accounting - Capstone3  
 101-127 Accounting Information Systems4  
 102-114 Business Internship1 *
 809-196 Intro to Sociology3+*
 809-143 Microeconomics3 *
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

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

Program Specific Agreements

Program Name
Credits Awarded
Alverno CollegeBA Management Accountingup to 70
Cardinal StritchAny Bachelor Degree in the College of Business and Management60+
Carroll UniversityBS Accountingup to 64
Herzing UniversityBS Accountingup to 68
Herzing UniversityBS Business Managementup to 68
Lakeland UniversityBS Accountingup to 68
Mount Mary UniversityBS Accounting54+electives
Purdue University GlobalBS Accounting55+ and 20% tuition discount
Rasmussen CollegeBS Accountingup to 69
UW-OshkoshBS Leadership and Organizational Studiesup to 62

General Agreements

Program Name
Credits Awarded
Concordia UniversityAny BachelorsVaries
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 35%+ tuition disccount for WCTC grads
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-Green BayOrganizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied StudiesBlock of 60 credits
UW-StoutBS Managementup to 60
UW-StoutB. S. Career, Technical Education & Trainingup to 60
UW-WaukeshaBachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)60-Junior Standing
UW-WaukeshaBachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences60-Junior Standing
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70

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."