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Bookkeeping New

30-101-3 Technical Diploma (TD) 13 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Clintonville, Online, Oshkosh

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

If you enjoy working with numbers and like to analyze information, then the Bookkeeping diploma might be a good fit for you. With this entry-level career program, you’ll learn how to process accounting transactions, create financial statements, calculate payroll, manage Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, use QuickBooks and other accounting software. The Bookkeeping diploma is a great way to start your career or grow in your current position as a small business employee.


*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Occupational Specific (13 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
QuickBooks Accounting Applications
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.
Coreq: Principles of Accounting (10101107) or Financial Accounting 1 (10101180) OR not pursuing a degree
Spreadsheets, Beginning
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.
Coreq: MS Office Suite, Intro (10103120) or Microcomputer Applications (10107150) OR not pursuing a degree
Spreadsheets, Intermediate
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.
Coreq: Spreadsheets, Beginning (10101145)
Financial Accounting 1
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.
Presents payroll calculation and preparation of payroll. Topics include federal and state laws, calculation and payment of payroll taxes, completion of government forms. Proficiency with electronic calculators is recommended.
Prereq: Financial Accounting 10101180 or admitted to Human Resource plan or not pursuing a degree
Advanced Payroll
Presents preparation of payroll-related journal entries. A computer practice set is included. Proficiency with electronic calculators is recommended.
Coreq: Payroll 10101194
MS Office Suite, Introduction
Provides an opportunity to gain technical skills employers are seeking, by using the features in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Through hand- on course work, students will be able to integrate Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Keyboarding Speed Development
Focuses on improving typing speed and accuracy through the use of skill-building software. Introduces data entry using the numeric keypad.

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