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Accounting Assistant

31-101-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 31 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Do you enjoy working with numbers and supporting others in a team environment? As an accounting assistant, you maintain timely and accurate records of daily business transactions, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventories, payroll and other important records. Learn to assist an accountant in preparing important financial statements. You will learn how to compile financial data by hand and on a computer. Gain experience with QuickBooks and Peachtree applications and become a spreadsheet wizard. You’ll also learn and practice written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. With this diploma, you will be an asset to any business.

COURSE LIST

Occupational Specific (25 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Spreadsheets, Beginning
10-101-145
1
Covers developing, constructing and printing basic business-related worksheets and reports using spreadsheet software. Students create, modify and print various charts based on worksheet data.
Corequisite: MS Office Suite, Intro (10103120) or Microcomputer Applications (10107150)
Financial Accounting 1
10-101-180
4
Prepares students to analyze, record, summarize and interpret accounting information. The course focuses on business transactions, financial statements, merchandising, inventory, special journals, internal controls, receivables, plant assets and payroll.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT (Read/Math) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not currently pursuing a degree.
Peachtree Accounting Applications
10-101-103
1
Lays the foundation for students to gain experience using Peachtree. Students practice creating a company using a chart of accounts, creating vendors and customers, record payroll and other transactions, and generate and use financial reports. Being familiar with Windows, business experience or completion of an accounting course is helpful.
Prerequisite: Financial Accounting 1 (10-101-180) for Accounting and Accounting Assistant students OR Accounting, Principles of (10-101-107) for Business Mgmt students or active in Exploring Business, Mgmt & Finance cert or Bank/Finance
Spreadsheets, Intermediate
10-101-152
1
Covers developing and editing business-related worksheets. Students examine various functions such as If, Round, Sum, Average and Pmt. They also use Data Tables, Goal Seek, Scenarios and Solver to assist in decision making.
Corequisite: Spreadsheets, Beginning (10-101-145)
Accounting Database Applications
10-101-164
2
Covers the creation of database applications using Excel and Access. It includes the integration and manipulation of data and the creation of reports.
Prerequisite: Spreadsheets, Intermediate (10-101-152) and Accounting program OR Corequisite: Spreadsheets, Intermediate (10-101-152) and Accounting Assistant program.
Financial Accounting 2
10-101-181
4
Presents basic concepts for partnerships and corporations. It introduces bonds, cash flow statement preparation, financial statement analysis, budgeting and job cost procedures. The course includes a practice set using job costing.
Corequisite: Math w Business Apps (10-804-123); Prerequisite: Financial Accounting 1 (10-101-180)
Payroll Accounting
10-101-187
3
Presents payroll calculation and preparation of payroll-related entries. Topics include federal and state laws, calculation and payment of payroll taxes, completion of government forms and journal entries. A computer practice set is included. Proficiency with electronic calculators is recommended.
Prerequisite: Financial Accounting 1 (10-101-180); Corequisite: Keyboarding Speed Development (10-106-112)
QuickBooks Accounting Applications
10-101-102
1
Lays the foundation for students to gain experience using QuickBooks Pro. Students practice creating a company using a chart of accounts, creating vendors and customers, demo payroll, record transactions, and generate and use financial reports. Being familiar with Windows, business experience or completion of an accounting course is helpful.
Prerequisite: Financial Accounting 1 (10-101-180) for Accounting and Accounting Assistant students OR Accounting, Principles of (10-101-107) for Business Mgmt students or active in Exploring Business, Mgmt & Finance cert or Bank/Finance
Accounting Internship/Capstone
10-101-158
2
Provides on-the-job supervised work experience in the accounting industry. Weekly seminars and/or assignments emphasize career-related topics. Each student completes a minimum of 72 hours working as an intern along with classroom experiences
Corequisite: Financial Accounting 2 (10-101-181)
Math w Business Apps
10-804-123
3
Covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, applying math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, applying math concepts to the selling process, and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor at the first class.
MS Office Suite, Introduction
10-103-120
2
Focuses on beginning computer concepts, Windows operating system, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and the basic integration of the various components of the Microsoft Office Suite application.
Keyboarding Speed Development
10-106-112
1
Focuses on improving typing speed and accuracy through the use of skill-building software.

Occupational Supportive (6 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3
Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor.
Written Communication
10-801-195
3
Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor.

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