Accounting Assistant

Accounting Assistant video

Program Number: 31-101-1
School Year: 2014-2015
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 Salary Range for Recent Graduates

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$20,798 $40,000

Approximate Costs

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Program Outcomes

  • Process financial information according to the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Maintain computerized accounting program.
  • Prepare payroll and payroll tax reports.

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.   
  • Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (required for this program).   
  • Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.   

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
101-141 Payroll Accounting 3
102-110 Introduction to Business 3
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
103-180 Microsoft Excel 2
801-136 English Composition 1 3
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 18
 
Term 2
101-114 Accounting 2 4
101-154 Microcomputer Accounting Applications 3
103-190 Advanced Microsoft Excel 2
105-160 Business Law 3
801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
804-107 College Mathematics 3
Total 18
 
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 36

Exit Assessment

Completion of 101-154 Microcomputer Accounting Applications is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.

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Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.