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accounting assistant

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    Video: Accounting Assistant

    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

    • $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

    • 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

    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
    101-154Microcomputer Accounting Applications3
    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.