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Accounting Assistant

31-101-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 32 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Clintonville, Online, Oshkosh

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

As an accounting assistant, you’ll maintain timely and accurate records of daily business transactions, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventories, payroll and financial statements. Gain experience with QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and other software. You’ll also learn and practice written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. With this diploma, you’ll 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.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Occupational Specific (26 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Spreadsheets, Beginning
10-101-145
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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
10-101-152
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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
10-101-180
4Credit
81
135
81 hours in class and estimate 135 hours outside of class. 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
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. 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
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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, Advanced
10-101-154
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Introduces spreadsheet topics and functions that enhance student expertise.
Prereq: Spreadsheets, Intermediate 10101152 and Financial Accounting 1 - 10101180
Financial Accounting 2
10-101-181
4Credit
81
135
81 hours in class and estimate 135 hours outside of class. 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
10-101-194
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. 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
10-101-195
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Presents preparation of payroll-related journal entries. A computer practice set is included. Proficiency with electronic calculators is recommended.
Coreq: Payroll 10101194
Business, Introduction to
10-102-112
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides an overview of the variety of activities in the world of business. It focuses on the responsibilities connected with operating a business from both organizational and managerial viewpoints. It also examines the role of government in business.
Accounting Internship
10-101-158
2Credit
90
36
90 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. 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

Occupational Supportive (6 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Written Communication
10-801-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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.

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