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      Video: Accounting Assistant

      Program Number: 31-101-1
      School Year: 2019-2020
      Technical Diploma (1 year)
      Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
      This program is eligible for financial aid
      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

      • $32,393

      Approximate Costs

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 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

      • Accounts Receivable Specialist
      • Accounts Payable Specialist
      • Payroll Specialist
      • Individual Income Tax Preparer

      Admission Process

      Visit the Admissions Page for details

      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

      Courses

      NumberTitleCrs
      Semester 1
      101-112Accounting 14
      101-138Data Management, Analysis and Reporting3
      101-141Payroll Accounting3
      103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
      801-136English Composition 13
      804-1xxMathematics Course3
      890-101**College 1012
      Total19
       
      Semester 2
      101-114Accounting 24
      101-123Income Tax Accounting3
      101-134Introduction to Finance3
      101-154Applied Accounting3
      801-1xxCommunication Course3
      Total16
       
      Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements35

      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.