Accounting Assistant Technical Diploma

Program Code: 311011

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.

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

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

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to
  • Algebra is highly recommended.
  • Ability to use computer keyboard.
  • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor 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.
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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.


  • 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