Accounting

Accounting

Associates of Applied Science

The full range of businesses, from small companies to corporate giants, rely on accountants to assemble, analyze, and interpret essential statistical and financial information. Every enterprise requires data supplied by accountants to make effective day-to-day decisions and long-term plans.

Nicolet's Accounting program provides a thorough foundation in accounting theory and practice as students learn to perform a variety of business accounting functions. Graduates are prepared for positions as junior accountants in public accounting firms, private industry, or government service.

Program Outline

Course # Course Title Credits
1010111000 Payroll Accounting Foundations 2.00
Description and Competencies

Students will prepare and report payroll records.

1010115100 Accounting Principles Accounting Cycle 2.00
Description and Competencies

Students will prepare financial statements using the generally accepted accounting principles for merchandising business.

1010210600 Business Programs Orientation 1.00
Description and Competencies

This class helps new Nicolet students make a successful transition to the College. Orientation is a chance for students to learn College resources, practice pacing and time management, grit and the learning management system. Students also receive an introduction and have opportunities to practice professional business communication.

1010311500 MS Word Beginning 1.00
Description and Competencies

This course will cover creating a flyer, research paper, and business letter using Microsoft Word.

1010312600 MS Excel Beginning 1.00
Description and Competencies

This course will cover creating a worksheet and chart; application of formulas, functions, and formatting; and working with large worksheets, charting, and what-if analysis using Microsoft Excel.

1010312700 MS Excel Intermediate 1.00
Description and Competencies

This course will cover working with financial functions, data tables, amortization schedules, multiple worksheets, and workbooks; creating, sorting, and querying a table; and creating templates; importing data; and working with SmartArt, images, and screenshots using Microsoft Excel. Prerequisite: 1010312600 MS Excel Beginning (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed).

1089010300 Professional Career Management 1.00
Description and Competencies

This course will cover identification of individual interests and the occupations they align with, finding employment, creating a resume and cover letter, participating in an interview, and best practices for maintaining professional employment.

At A Glance

How You'll Learn

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100% Online

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Multiple Start Dates

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Flexible Pace

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Optional Lab Support


2022 Start Dates

January 5 May 2 September 6
February 7 June 6 October 3
March 1 July 11 November 7


2023 Start Dates

January 9 May 8
February 6 June 5
March 6 July 3

 

Approximate Cost

$8,988*

Financial Aid Eligible

*Based on 10-level courses—materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Process financial transactions throughout the accounting cycle.
  • Perform organizational and individual tax accounting preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks.
  • Perform payroll preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks.
  • Perform cost accounting preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks.
  • Identify internal controls to reduce risk.
  • Analyze financial and business information to support planning and decision-making.

Your Potential Careers

  • Staff Accountant
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk
  • Payroll Accountant
  • Tax Accountant
  • Cost Accounting
  • Assist in Public Accounting

Median Annual Salary

$37,898 $45,267 $50,305
Local State National

EMSI 2020.1

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