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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 associate degree:
• Small Business Bookkeeping, 901011

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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

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Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
• 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.

Program Availability

FULL TIMESummer 2018Fall 2018Spring 2019
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Application Checklist

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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Accounting Assistant technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
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.
10-103-121 MICRO: WORD-INTRO ...create, edit and format a document, add tables, set page display and print options.
10-103-131 MICRO: EXCEL-INTRO ...editing a worksheet, performing calculations, formatting, creating and modifying charts, working with multiple worksheets, setting page display and printing options.
10-103-132 MICRO: EXCEL-ADVANCED ...create watermarks, filter data, use formulas and functions, absolute and relative referencing, create annotations, cut, copy and paste graphics, protect worksheet areas, and use IF function.
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...presents learners with exposure to the language of responsibility with an emphasis on two tracks-soft (employability) and learning skills to enhance lifelong learning in academic, career, and personal settings. Course curriculum provides application and reflection of On Course strategies and vocabulary emphasizing the value of a growth mindset. Students should take this course during the first semester of college.
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
SECOND SEMESTER
10-101-105 ACCOUNTING-COMPUTER LEDGER ...applications on computers using Microsoft Excel. (Prerequisites: 10-101-110, Accounting 1; 10-103-131, Micro: Excel-Intro; 10-103-132, Micro: Excel-Part 2 )
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. (Prerequisites: 10-101-110, Accounting 1; 10-101-107, Accounting Applications and Procedures)
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)
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)
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 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.

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Note

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

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