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

INTRODUCTION TO THE ACCOUNTING PROGRAM (10101103)

1.00

Introduces the learner with the various skills necessary to be successful in the accounting program. Learners will develop tools to assist with readiness for learning concepts accounting, soft skills for employment readiness, and technological skills necessary for using various software.

ACCOUNTING 1 (10101111)

4.00

Introduces accounting concepts and financial statements for sole proprietorships. Learners analyze and record routine transactions, adjusting entries, and closing entries. Learners prepare the Income Statement, Statement of Owner's Equity, and the Balance Sheet from the financial records they create for service and merchandising businesses. Covers accounting for sales, inventory, cash, and receivables.

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PAYROLL ACCOUNTING (10101135)

3.00

Introduces various payroll laws, payroll accounting systems, and procedures. Emphasizes applying payroll laws and regulations, computing wages, salaries, and payroll tax liabilities, preparing payroll reports and maintaining payroll records. Learners prepare, W-2s, W-3s, Form 941, and Form 940. Explores state tax laws.

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EXCEL LEVEL1 (10103242)

1.00

Introduces learners to introductory topics using Microsoft Excel using real-world activities. Learner topics include entering, editing, and formatting entries; selecting cells and ranges, and creating and modifying basic formulas.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Excel 2016

WORD LEVEL 1 (10103243)

1.00

Introduces learners to basic concepts using the Microsoft Word application through hands-on learning activities. Learners develop foundational skills by applying concepts explored to create business letters, brochures, resumes, newsletters and more.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Word 2016

10-KEY BY TOUCH (10106144)

1.00

Introduces proper techniques (proper finger usage and body position) and touch method using a numeric keypad. Learners will develop speed and accuracy to meet industry standards for data entry of 8,000+ ksph. Challenge test available.

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MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS (10804123)

3.00

This course covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuity, apply math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, apply math concepts to the selling process and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.

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COLLEGE MATHEMATICS (10804107)

3.00

This course is designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics pertinent to the areas of: 1) arithmetic and algebra; 2) geometry and trigonometry; and 3) probability and statistics. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections and using calculators. Topics include performing arithmetic operations and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, solving proportions and incorporating percent applications, manipulating formulas, solving and graphing systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables, finding areas and volumes of geometric figures, applying similar and congruent triangles, converting measurements within and between U.S. and metric systems, applying Pythagorean Theorem, solving right and oblique triangles, calculating probabilities, organizing data and interpreting charts, calculating central and spread measures and summarizing and analyzing data.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Mathematics

ACCOUNTING 2 (10101113)

4.00

Expands on the accounting concepts presented in Accounting 1. Introduces the learner to fixed assets, intangible assets, current and payroll liabilities, Partnerships, Corporations, bonds, the Statement of Cash Flows, and financial statement analysis. Demonstrate achievement by completion of various projects.

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QUICKBOOKS 1 (10101180)

1.00

Introduces basic accounting concepts, set up and management of QuickBooks company files. The learner will navigate through the software by setting up users, entering beginning balances, and creating non-inventory items. Introduces customers and vendors by entering and paying bills, writing checks, creating invoices and sales receipts. Demonstrates achievement by producing reports and graphs.

QUICKBOOKS 2 (10101181)

1.00

Expands on the learner's ability to manage bank accounts, correct common mistakes, write-off bad debt, set up and manage balance sheet accounts, apply sales tax, create purchase orders and process sales discounts. The learner will set up and manage inventory items as well as set up employee information and process payroll. Applies the skills in a simulation project.

QUICKBOOKS 3 (10101182)

1.00

Expands the learner's ability to customize reports and forms, create estimates, use time tracking, add finance charges and work with classes while reviewing the Accounting Cycle. The learner will also enter adjusting entries, produce financial statements and other year-end reports and close the books at year-end.

EXCEL LEVEL 2 (10103247)

1.00

Expands the basic Excel skills with advanced formatting features and utilization of functions. Formatting topics include: themes, cells styles, custom page setup and more. Function topics include: date, time, IF criteria, lookup functions, troubleshooting formulas and more.

ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (10801196)

3.00

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects.

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ECONOMICS (10809195)

3.00

This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Principles of Microeconomics
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • CLEP® Principles of Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

3.00

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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