Skip to content
Two students work together on a computer

Accounting Assistant - Technical Diploma

As a graduate of this one-year technical diploma program, you’ll be ready for entry-level accounting careers. Typical positions include accounts payable/receivable accountant, payroll accountant, and inventory control accountant.

Program Code: 311011
Home » Academics and Training » Accounting Assistant
Area of Study: Business

Program Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition: $5,686, Books: $136, Supplies: $50

Total Approximate Costs
$5,872

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Estimates based on in-state residency. Learn more about tuition and fees.

Explore Locations

Follow Your Path

All credits in this technical diploma apply toward the following associate degree(s):

Accounting, 101011

Some credits in the following certificate(s) apply toward this technical diploma:

Small Business Bookkeeping, 901011

Delivery

  • Day
  • Evening
  • Full-time
  • Online
  • Part-time

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Apply at www.nwtc.edu/apply.
  • Submit high school, GED, or HSED transcripts and college transcripts (if applicable) to transcripts@nwtc.edu.
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at start@nwtc.edu or 920-498-5444.

What are my courses?

Curriculum

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

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 requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

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.

What careers are in my future?

80%

Graduate Employment

with 30% in field

$32,215.20

Median Starting Salary

Source: NWTC 2019 Grad Outcome Survey

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.

Employment opportunities with additional education

  • Cost Accountant
  • Accountant
  • Tax Accountant

What else do I need to know about the program?

Note

  • Students who plan to ladder to the Accounting Associate Degree should enroll in 10-105-101, Career Planning, during the first two semesters.

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit nwtc.edu/studyabroad.

Learn more about upcoming study abroad opportunities.

Online

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Day
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Evening
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Weekend
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
Full-time
12 or more credits per term.
Part-time
Fewer than 12 credits per term.