Program Description

The Accounting Assistant Technical Diploma program prepares learners to perform entry-level accounting functions. Software skills, along with customer service and interpersonal skills, are emphasized. Accounting Assistants enter data and prepare and process payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and cash. Potential occupations include: Accounting Assistant, Office Assistant, Bookkeeper and Staff Accountant.

Approximate Cost

$5,780
Tuition: $5255 , Books: $525

Starting Salary

$21,216–$45,630
Average, based on the NTC Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

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Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

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at Wausau
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at Antigo
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at Medford
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at Phillips
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at Spencer
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* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Perform payroll preparation, reporting and analysis tasks
  • Analyze basic financial and business information to support planning and decision-making
  • Process financial transactions throughout the accounting cycle

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Staff Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Office Assistant
  • Accounting Assistant

Courses

The Accounting Assistant Technical Diploma is a 31 Credit* program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

INTRODUCTION TO THE ACCOUNTING PROGRAM 1.00
ACCOUNTING 1 4.00
PAYROLL ACCOUNTING 3.00
EXCEL LEVEL 1 1.00
WORD LEVEL 1 1.00
10-KEY BY TOUCH 1.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00
MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 3.00
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS 3.00

Second Term

ACCOUNTING 2 4.00
QUICKBOOKS 1 1.00
QUICKBOOKS 2 2.00
EXCEL LEVEL 2 1.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
ECONOMICS 3.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Admissions Process

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