Accounting Assistant

Technical Diploma

The Accounting Assistant Technical Diploma 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, Staff Accountant.

program at a Glance

Accounting Assistant 31 Credit Technical Diploma

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo Fully Available
  • Medford Fully Available
  • Phillips Fully Available
  • Spencer Fully Available
  • Wittenberg Fully Available

Approximate Cost

$6,530 (Tuition: $4710, Books: $1820)

Average Starting Salary

$34,690 Annually, based on the 2014 NTC Graduate Employment Report.

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program Outcomes

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

Potential Careers

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Staff Accountant

Course List

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Course List

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Transfer Opportunities

Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.

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