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Accounting Assistant

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Program Number: 31-101-1
School Year: 2018-2019
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

  • $30,742

Approximate Costs

  • $132.20 per credit (resident)
  • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Fees shown are 2017-2018 fees; 2018-2019 fees will be available as soon as they are approved.
  • 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

  • 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.   

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
Semester 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
 
Semester 2
101-114 Accounting 2 4
101-123 Income Tax Accounting 3
101-134 Introduction to Finance 3
101-154 Microcomputer Accounting Applications 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.

Program Guide

For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

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.