Accounting Assistant

One-Year Embedded Technical Diploma

The Accounting Assistant program will provide students with the skills necessary to perform entry-level bookkeeping and accounting functions for local employers. Accounting Assistants enter data into the accounting information system in order to prepare and process payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and cash. The program serves as a solid foundation for further study in the accounting field and can be easily transferred into the two-year associate degree accounting program. The courses are designed for online, blended and traditional formats.

  • Prepare financial statements and the related schedules in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Apply accounting skills and principles creatively and innovatively in accordance with the standards of professional ethics
  • 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
Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
101-111 Accounting I 4
103-126 Introduction to QuickBooks 1
103-138 Word Documents 2
102-148 Introduction to Business and Management 3
804-134 Mathematical Reasoning 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
Semester 2
101-112 Accounting II 4
101-130 Accounting Information Systems 3
101-135 Payroll Accounting 2
101-136 Computerized Accounting 2
103-107 Intermediate Excel 2
 Total Credits29