Accounting Assistant

Program Number: 31-101-1
School Year: 2020-2021
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
This program is eligible for financial aid

Get started in the Accounting Assistant program at Moraine Park Technical College and you could land a career in the financial industry in as little as one year.

About the Program

The Accounting Assistant program combines hands-on training with classroom instruction to prepare students to work in entry-level accounting positions. Students learn accounting concepts and procedures and become skilled in accounting software programs.

What You'll Learn

Students in the traditional and online Accounting Assistant program learn from seasoned instructors who have worked in the field. Graduates are prepared to process financial transactions, perform payroll preparation, complete analysis and reporting tasks, and analyze basic financial and business information.

Courses from this program transfer into the
Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Program Outcomes
Career Opportunities
Admission Process
Transfer Opportunities
Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 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
  • Accounts Receivable Specialist
  • Accounts Payable Specialist
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Individual Income Tax Preparer
Admission Process

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    Transfer Opportunities
    1. Transfer in prior college work or get a free transcript review. Start here.
    2. Transfer a Moraine Park degree to earn a bachelor’s – learn more.
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    NumberTitleCrs
    Semester 1
    101-112Accounting 14
    101-138Data Management, Analysis and Reporting3
    101-141Payroll Accounting3
    103-159Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    801-136English Composition 13
    804-1xxMathematics Course3
    890-101College 1012
    Total 19
     
    Semester 2
    101-114Accounting 24
    101-123Income Tax Accounting3
    101-134Introduction to Finance3
    101-154Applied Accounting3
    801-1xxCommunication Course3
    Total 16
     
    Total Credits35
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