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Accounting Assistant Program Code 311011

Technical Diploma

Offered at the Green Bay and Marinette campuses. Most first year program courses available at Sturgeon Bay campus. For information in Green Bay: (920) 498-5444. For information in Marinette: (715) 735-9361. For information in Sturgeon Bay: (920) 746-4900. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Accounting Assistant prepares students for entry-level accounting positions. Accounting Assistants work with accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, and payroll.

Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

Accounts Payable/Receivable Accountant: records and pays bills of the company, records receivables transactions, bills customers at regular intervals, records charges and payments.

Payroll Accountant: handles the payroll for a business; end-of-period reports; time cards; computes overtime, deducts taxes, and prepares payroll checks; and reconciles payroll accounts.

Inventory Control Accountant: records receipt and dispersal of goods using a perpetual inventory system, assigns costs using an inventory valuation method.

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

. Cost Accountant
. Accountant
. Tax Accountant

Note

These credits can be applied to the first year of the two-year Accounting program.

The following certificates/technical diplomas may be applied toward this program:

. 901011, Small Business Bookkeeping

Program Outcomes

. Manage general ledger.
. Manage accounts receivable.
. Manage accounts payable.
. Maintain inventory control.
. Prepare payroll.
. Account for fixed assets.
. Analyze financial statements.
. Use corporate accounting procedures.
. Perform reconciliation procedures.
. Create spreadsheets.

Requirements for Program Entry

. Completed application.
. High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
. Basic math (algebra recommended).
. Ability to use computer keyboard.
. As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are Arithmetic: 65; Reading Comprehension: 55; Sentence Skills: 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum

Students following the study plan below will complete the Accounting Assistant technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.

FIRST SEMESTER

10-101-107 Accounting Applications/Proc
2
10-101-110 Accounting 1
4
10-103-121 Micro: Word-Intro
1
10-103-131 Micro: Excel-Intro
1
10-103-132 Micro: Excel-Part 2
1
10-801-136 English Composition 1
3
10-804-123 Math w Business Apps
3
* 10-890-101 College 101
1
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
SECOND SEMESTER

10-101-105 Accounting-Computer Ledger
2
10-101-120 Accounting 2
4
10-101-151 Accounting-Payroll
3
10-101-189 Accounting-Applying Quickbooks
3
10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
SEMESTER TOTAL
15

TOTAL CREDITS
31

Curriculum Note
*The credit for 10-890-101, College 101, is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.

10-101-105 ACCOUNTING-COMPUTER LEDGER ...applications on calculators or keypad such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percent, and computers using Microsoft Excel. (Prerequisites: 10-101-110, Accounting 1 OR 10-101-101, Accounting Principles; 10-103-131, Micro: Excel-Intro; 10-103-132, Micro: Excel-Part 2 )

10-101-107 ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS AND PROCEDURES ...use of financial calculator, checkbook records, purchasing, shipping/receiving, A/R, and A/P systems, markups, discounts, credit charges, time value of money, depreciation methods, inventory methods, and financial statement analysis.

10-101-110 ACCOUNTING 1 ...accounting principles, financial statements, business transactions, accounting cycles/systems, specialized journals, accounting for cash and receivables for sole proprietorships in service or merchandising businesses.

10-101-120 ACCOUNTING 2 ...inventories, fixed assets, current liabilities including payroll and notes payable, business formations, capital stocks, dividends, bonds, cash flow statements, and financial statement analysis. (Prerequisite: 10-101-110, Accounting 1; 10-804-123, Math w/Business Apps)

10-101-151 ACCOUNTING-PAYROLL ...payroll and personnel records, social security, withholding tax, unemployment compensation, time sheets and time-keeping records, and legal aspects of payroll. (Prerequisite: 10-101-110, Accounting 1 OR 10-101-101, Accounting Principles)

10-101-189 ACCOUNTING-APPLYING QUICKBOOKS ...learners will be introduced to basic and advanced features of Quickbooks and will apply skills in realistic business simulations including creating accounts, invoicing, budgeting, preparing statements, journalizing and graphing. (Prerequisite: 10-101-110, Accounting 1)

10-103-121 MICRO: WORD-INTRODUCTION ...word processing basics including creating, revising, formatting, printing; sections, tabs, multiple-page numbering; manipulating text; creating headers/footers; creating/formatting tables, graphics; and merging documents. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics.

10-103-131 MICRO: EXCEL-INTRODUCTION ...creating a worksheet, enhancing worksheet appearance, moving and copying data, using formulas and functions, creating charts and using clip art. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics.

10-103-132 MICRO: EXCEL-PART 2 ...advanced formatting techniques and functions, working with templates, collaborating with multiple Excel users, creating macros, Excel's database features and analysis tools. (Corequiste: 10-103-131, Micro: Excel-Intro)

10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills =75 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS ...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Arithmetic score=65 or ACT-Math score=15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer-Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr.

10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer- Reading =55 and Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 OR ACT- Reading =15 and ACT English=16 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

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