Technical Diploma│1 Year│35 Credits│Online, Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend│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.
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.
Career opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following professions:
- Accounts Receivable Specialist
- Accounts Payable Specialist
- Payroll Specialist
- Individual Income Tax Preparer
Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $41,000
Earn certificates, technical diplomas and an associate degree along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.
Course requirements are subject to change. Visit our catalog for up-to-date information.
- Data Management, Analysis and Reporting
- Payroll Accounting
- Applied Accounting
Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 4-5 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead.
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The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.
Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for enrollment fee information.
Cost of Attendance
Cost of attendance (sometimes referred to as the “sticker price”) is the maximum amount of money it costs to attend college for one year and is used to determine your financial aid offering.
While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.
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Accounting Assistant Student Voices
High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.
Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.
Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 6-8 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.