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Accounting Assistant

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Program Number: 31-101-1
School Year: 2017-2018
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
FLEx Degree

Program Description

The Accounting Assistant program prepares students to perform entry-level bookkeeping and accounting work. Graduates may work in a small business and be responsible for all aspects of bookkeeping or work in a larger firm and specialize in a certain area under the supervision of an accountant. The program combines hands-on computer training with accounting concepts and procedures. It serves as a solid foundation for further study in the accounting field. Courses are directly transferrable into Moraine Park’s Accounting associate of applied science degree.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

  • $30,078

Approximate Costs

  • $132.20 per credit (resident)
  • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

Program Outcomes

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

Career Opportunities

  • Account Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Billing Clerk
  • General Office Clerk

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
  • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

Gainful Employment

The information below is provided as a federal requirement in an effort to help students make informed educational decisions. Specifically, Gainful Employment aims to provide information related to future potential debt burden in comparison to the expected earnings in a chosen program or field.

Gainful Employment Data

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Courses

Number Title Crs
Term 1
101-112 Accounting 1 4
101-138 Data Management, Analysis and Reporting 3
101-141 Payroll Accounting 3
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
801-136 English Composition 1 3
804-1xx Mathematics Course 3
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 19
 
Term 2
101-114 Accounting 2 4
101-123 Income Tax Accounting 3
101-154 Microcomputer Accounting Applications 3
105-160 Business Law 3
801-1xx Communication Course 3
Total 16
 
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 35

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

Academic Planner

Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.

Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.