Accounting Assistant

Accounting Assistant

Technical Diploma

An Accounting Assistant performs entry-level bookkeeping and accounting work. Graduates may work in a small business and be responsible for all aspects of bookkeeping or work in a larger firm and specialize in a certain area under the supervision of an accountant. The program combines hands-on computer training with accounting concepts and procedures.

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Program Outline

Term 1
Course # Course Title Credits
1010210600 Business Programs Orientation
Description

This class helps new Nicolet students make a successful transition to the College. Orientation is a chance for students to learn College resources, practice pacing and time management, grit and the learning management system. Students also receive an introduction and have opportunities to practice professional business communication.

1.00
1080119500 Written Communication
Description

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

3.00
1010115100 Accounting Principles Accounting Cycle
Description

Students will prepare financial statements using the generally accepted accounting principles for merchandising business.

2.00
1080413400 Mathematical Reasoning
Description

An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course is not designed for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) students and/or others who require calculus. Prerequisite: 7785478000 Principles of College Math (C or better) or Accuplacer Algebra score >=35 or UW Math Placement Basic Math Skills score >=250 or ACT Mathematics score >=18 or Tailwind Math College Math Fund score >=16.

3.00
1010111000 Payroll Accounting Foundations
Description

Students will prepare and report payroll records.

2.00
1010111100 Payroll Accounting Project
Description

Students will prepare payroll tax during a quarter for a business. Prerequisite: 1010111000 Payroll Accounting Foundations (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed).

1.00
1010120500 Accounting Principles Inventory Valuation
Description

This course will provide in depth knowledge of various inventory valuation methods. Prerequisite: 1010115100 Accounting Principles Accounting Cycle (C or better).

1.00
1010121000 Accounting Principles Receivables Cash and Assets
Description

This course will provide in-depth knowledge of various methods of Account Receivable valuation; Cash valuation, and Internal controls; various fixed asset depreciation methods and intangible asset depletion method principle. Prerequisite: 1010115100 Accounting Principles Accounting Cycle (C or better).

2.00
1010311500 MS Word Beginning
Description

This course will cover creating a flyer, research paper, and business letter using Microsoft Word.

1.00
1010312600 MS Excel Beginning
Description

This course will cover creating a worksheet and chart; application of formulas, functions, and formatting; and working with large worksheets, charting, and what-if analysis using Microsoft Excel.

1.00
1010711500 Digital Literacy with Cyber Security
Description

This course will cover identifying and differentiating between major computer components, Microsoft Windows operating system and application operations, computing environment issue troubleshooting, making connections between office network devices, file management, and basic cybersecurity threats and best practices.

1.00
Term 2
Course # Course Title Credits
1080119600 Oral Interpersonal Communication
Description

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communications, and listening skills through individual presentations, groups activities, and other projects.

3.00
1010111500 Tax 1 Individual Income Taxation
Description

Students will learn about individual income taxation.

2.00
1010111600 Tax 1 Tax Deductions and Credits
Description

Students will learn about tax deductions and credits. Prerequisite: 1010111500 Tax 1 Individual Income Taxation (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed).

1.00
1010111700 Tax 1 Preparing Individual Tax Returns
Description

Students will learn about preparing individual tax returns Prerequisite: 1010111600 Tax 1 Tax Deductions and Credits (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed).

1.00
1010115300 Accounting Principles Partnership Accounting
Description

Students will prepare various accounting records for partnerships Prerequisite: 1010121000 Acct Princ Receivables Cash and Assets (C or better).

1.00
1010115600 Accounting Principles Equity Financing Accounting
Description

Students will learn the principles of equity financing accounting Prerequisite: 1010121000 Acct Princ Receivables Cash and Assets (C or better).

1.00
1010115700 Accounting Principles Debt Financing Accounting
Description

Students will learn the principles of debt financing accounting Prerequisite: 1010121000 Acct Princ Receivables Cash and Assets (C or better).

1.00
1010115900 Accounting Principles Financial Statement Analysis
Description

Students will learn the principles of financial statement analysis. Prerequisite: 1010121000 Acct Princ Receivables Cash and Assets (C or better).

1.00
1010315500 QuickBooks Basics
Description

Students will process routine accounting transactions for service industry including company setup.

1.00
1010113500 QuickBooks Applications
Description

Perform advanced level accounting functions in QuickBooks: complex daily transactions, payroll, month end, reports and budgets Prerequisite: 1010315500 QuickBooks Basics (C or better).

1.00
1010220100 Business Law Foundation and Torts
Description

This course examines law and the ways it impacts business operations. The student will learn sources of business law and be exposed to jurisdiction, the adjudication process and the framework of the court system. Torts and intellectual property are also covered.

1.00
1010220500 Business Law Contracts
Description

This course will cover the basic requirements of contracts, how they may be breached and the process of collecting damages in a breach. Student will be exposed to The Uniform Commercial Code and the relationship between it and contract law.

1.00
1010221000 Business Law Entities and Real Property
Description

This class covers typical business entities such as sole proprietorship, partnership and corporation along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. Students will also learn the critical elements of real property and personal property laws.

1.00
1010312700 MS Excel Intermediate
Description

This course will cover working with financial functions, data tables, amortization schedules, multiple worksheets, and workbooks; creating, sorting, and querying a table; and creating templates; importing data; and working with SmartArt, images, and screenshots using Microsoft Excel. Prerequisite: 1010312600 MS Excel Beginning (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed).

1.00

At A Glance

How You'll Learn

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100% Online

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Multiple Start Dates

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Flexible Pace

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Optional Lab Support


2022 Start Dates

January 5 May 2 September 6
February 7 June 6 October 3
March 1 July 11 November 7


2023 Start Dates

January 9 May 8
February 6 June 5
March 6 July 3

 

Approximate Cost

$5,370*

Financial Aid Eligible

*Based on 10-level courses—materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • 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

Your Potential Careers

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk

Median Annual Salary

$36,279 $41,017 $42,131
Local State National

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Gainful Employment Disclosure

This program is designed to be completed in 1 year.
 
This program will cost $6,092.00 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
 
Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $3,665.00 of debt.
 
The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Wisconsin
 
For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/search/?name=Nicolet%20Area%20Technical%20College&sort=salary:desc