Is This Program for You?
Good analytical skills and the ability to work independently will give you a good start in the Accounting Assistant program. If you are adaptable, energetic, organized, detail-oriented and a good communicator, you may thrive in today's accounting profession.
Students entering the Accounting Assistant program should:
- Enjoy working with detail.
- Have a background or interest in mathematics, communications, and accounting.
- Like system and order.
- Technical diploma - one year or more to complete.
- Day and evening classes.
- High school articulation courses accepted.
- Financial aid available.
- Classes start in August or January.
- Associate degree accounting program can be completed in one additional year.
- Modified plan available.
Related Degrees & Certificates
At the completion of the program, students are expected to be able to:
- Journalize basic business transactions from source documents in special journals and registers.
- Post data from journals and registers to the general ledger and maintain accuracy utilizing subsidiary ledgers.
- Prepare basic financial statements, documents, and reports using appropriate technology.
- Accurately complete payroll records and reports.
- Accurately complete income tax forms (federal and state) for individuals.
- Utilize computers and ten-key printing calculators as they apply to the accounting profession.
- Utilize manual and computerized accounting systems.
- Communicate through reading, writing, and speaking in an appropriate proficient manner.
- Work with others in a variety of situations.
- Act professionally and ethically.
Employment prospects for accounting assistants are always good, with graduates finding employment in a wide range of business settings. Their education in the operation of high-tech office equipment and general office procedures meet present and future needs of today's office. Graduates are finding jobs in a variety of areas such as:
- Account Clerk
- Office Assistant
- Tax Accountant
- Payroll Accountant
- Accounts Receivable/Payable Clerk
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Credit for Prior Learning
Experience Pays! You've Been There... You've Done That... Let's See If You Can Get Credit For It!
Credit for prior learning gives you opportunities to earn credit for college-level knowledge that you have already acquired. This may be the result of work or volunteer experiences, certifications, apprenticeships, military training, extensive self-instruction, or professional development. Credit for Prior Learning affords you the opportunity to accelerate the completion of your educational goals.
For more information or to request Credit for Prior Learning see our Credit for Prior Learning page.
Accounting Assistant Courses that may have Credit for Prior Learning options:
|CLEP Test - Financial Accounting
|10-103-105||Beginning Microsoft Word||X|
|10-103-106||Beginning Microsoft Excel||X|
|10-103-117||Intermediate Microsoft Word||X|
|College Composition CLEP test would also be accepted for credit. However, the challenge exam is the preferred method.
|10-804-123||Math with Business Applications||X|
|10-890-101||Professional Development Seminar||X|