Accounting is an area that continues to grow with many well-paid local opportunities. This program prepares students in all areas of accounting and finance. This degree is transferable to four-year schools.
Students in this program will enjoy small class sizes and fun classroom experiences that go beyond traditional lecture, such as Accounting Club, Accounting Student of the Year Award, Service Learning and Internship Opportunities.
Students must earn a "C" or better in all core courses before participating in an internship, service learning, or on-the-job training. A "C" or better in all core courses is also required for graduation.
NOTE: If students choose to volunteer with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) to meet their Service Learning requirement, they must have already taken ACC 261 Income Tax Accounting or be taking in concurrently in the Spring semester. VITA will require a weekly commitment during tax season. Join the WITCC Accounting Club and have some fun!
Accounting students are strongly encouraged to join the WIT Accounting Club. The objective of the Accounting Club is to promote and explore education and career options for those considering the accounting field. It also provides networking opportunities between students and accounting professionals in the Siouxland area. Activities of the club include guest speakers, resume exchange, mock interviews, college visits from local four-year universities, career preparation (dress for success, etc.), employment opportunities, and registration assistance/advising. Club members also attend industry related conferences and host the annual WITCC Easter Egg Hunt and Accounting Luncheon in partnership with the Alumni Association. Club meetings are held Tuesdays at 12:00 pm.
Estimated Program Costs
In-state tuition and fees: $13,056.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $13,124.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated housing and meals: $3,825.00/semester
* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.
Western Iowa Tech Community College has articulation agreements with many four-year colleges and universities in the region. Most or all of this degree is accepted by the four-year schools listed below, which means you can continue your education and earn a bachelor's degree. Admissions criteria vary slightly for each school. It is important to talk to your admissions advisor right away to select transferrable classes.
Required Classes for Accounting Specialist | AAS
|SDV 108||The College Experience||1|
|ACC 131||Principles of Accounting I||4|
|MAT 102||Intermediate Algebra||4|
|BCA 147||Basic Spreadsheets||2|
|BCA 148||Advanced Spreadsheets||2|
|FIN 121||Personal Finance||3|
|ACC 132||Principles of Accounting II||4|
|ACC 161||Payroll Accounting||3|
|ACC 171||Sales & Use Tax||1|
|ACC 311||Computer Accounting||3|
|ADM 162||Office Procedures||3|
|PSY 102||Human & Work Relations OR||3|
|SPC 122||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|ACC 221||Cost Accounting||3|
|ACC 231||Intermediate Accounting I||4|
|ACC 261||Income Tax Accounting||3|
|BUS 185||Business Law I||3|
|ADM 154||Business Communication||3|
|SDV 153||Pre-Employment Strategies||2|
|ACC 232||Intermediate Accounting II||4|
|BUS 186||Business Law II||3|
|PHI 105||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|MGT 975||Service Learning OR||1|
|MGT 938||On-the-Job Training||2|
|SPC 112||Public Speaking||3|
|ECN 120||Principles of Macroeconomics OR||3|
|ECN 130||Principles of Microeconomics||3|