Skip to Main Content
FVTC Logo

Printed on 8/24/2016

Accounting Assistant

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

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

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.
Coreq: 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.
MS Office Suite, Introduction
10-103-120
2
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
10-106-112
1
Focuses on improving typing speed and accuracy through the use of skill-building software. Introduces data entry using the numeric keypad.
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.
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.
Prereq: Acctg & Acct Asst programs = Fin Acctg 10101180; Bus Mgmt & Adm Prof programs = Prin Acctg 10101107; Entrep & Small Bus program = Intro to Entrep 10145104 or Princ Accntg 10101107; Or active in Expl Bus, Mgmt & Finance, QuickBooks or Bank/Finance
Sage Accounting Applications
10-101-103
1
Lays the foundation for students to gain experience using Sage Accounting. 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.
Prereq: Financial Accounting 1 (10101180) for Accounting and Accounting Assistant students OR Accounting, Principles of (10101107) 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.
Coreq: Spreadsheets, Beginning (10101145)
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.
Prereq: Spreadsheets, Intermediate (10101152) and Accounting program OR Coreq: Spreadsheets, Intermediate (10101152) 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.
Coreq: Math w Business Apps (10804123); Prerequisite: Financial Accounting 1 (10101180)
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.
Prereq: Financial Accounting 1 (10101180)
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
Coreq: Financial Accounting 2 (10101181)

Occupational Supportive (6 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
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/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
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/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.

Tell Me More

Thank you for your interest in Fox Valley Tech. Still have questions about our programs? Fill out this short form.

 

Tell Me More

To better assist you, please tell us which of the following best describes you.





33%

Tell Me More

66% Complete

Tell Me More






Captcha image

Required

Thank you!
Your request has been
successfully submitted

A specialist from our team will be in touch with you shortly. In the meantime, check out our upcoming events and the latest news at:

www.fvtc.edu/News

A specialist from our team will be in touch with you shortly. In the meantime, you may wish to check out our videos, digital viewbook and international webpage for more information.

www.fvtc.edu/GlobalWelcome

A specialist from our team will be in touch with you shortly.

Many answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found in the MyFVTC area of the website.

www.fvtc.edu/MyFVTC

You may wish to bookmark and refer to this section in the future for the quickest answers.