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 Costs & Financial Aid
Tuition: $5,686, Books: $136, Supplies: $50
This program is fully eligible for financial aid.
Estimates based on in-state residency. Learn more about tuition and fees.
Follow Your Path
All credits in this technical diploma apply toward the following associate degree(s):
Some credits in the following certificate(s) apply toward this technical diploma:
Small Business Bookkeeping, 901011
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 email@example.com.
- Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-498-5444.
What are my courses?
Students following the study plan below will complete the Accounting Assistant technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
8 Week 1
- 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.
- 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?
with 30% in field
Median Starting Salary
Source: NWTC 2020 Grad Outcome Survey
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
- Tax Accountant
What else do I need to know about the program?
- 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.
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.
- Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
- A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
- 12 or more credits per term.
- Fewer than 12 credits per term.