30 Credits | 1 Year
Online Program | Financial Aid-Eligible
Ashland*, Hayward*, Ladysmith*, New Richmond*, Online, Rice Lake*, Superior*
*Combination of Online, Your Choice, In-Person or ITV (Interactive Television) instruction
Career Cluster: Finance
Accounting is one profession that can lead you to multiple career options. Businesses and organizations of all sizes need employees who have skills in accounting. With your accounting skills, you can secure jobs in a variety of industries including retail, healthcare, manufacturing, construction and non-profit organizations. Also, your choices abound within the accounting field. You can choose from tax, cost, audit, government and financial accounting.
The first year of the full Accounting associate degree, the Accounting Assistant technical diploma will prepare you to maintain accounting records such as receivables, payables, purchasing, billing (sales), inventory and payroll.
Accounting Assistant graduates will be able to:
- 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
Stay on top of the latest Accounting technologies and methods with WITC's Accounting associate degree.
Use current technology and software that employers use such as QuickBooks, Excel and Word.
Take your classes in a variety of formats including online, interactive television or in a traditional classroom.
Through case studies, business scenarios and real-world problems, you'll learn exactly what will be expected of you in this field.
The Accounting Assistant instructors use a differentiated approach to teaching, keeping YOU in mind when developing lesson plans, workbook exercises, lectures, projects and other interactive learning activities.
Accounting Assistant classes are offered on all four campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior). Conveniently take classes in a way that fits your lifestyle: online, Your Choice, in-person, ITV (Interactive Television) or WITC Flex. Select courses available at Hayward and Ladysmith Outreach Centers.
As an Accounting Assistant student at WITC, you can continue your education to build upon your credentials. Graduates of the Accounting Assistant program will also earn a Billing and Posting Clerk technical diploma. You can also continue your education to obtain the Accounting associate degree.
You can join the Business Professionals of America club and participate in statewide competitions and a number of charity projects like Special Olympics and the Pregnancy Help Center. In addition, there are a number of other clubs to join including the Business Club, Veterans Club and Student Senate.
Start Here, Transfer There
After you complete your Accounting Assistant technical diploma, you can continue your education to obtain the Accounting associate degree and transfer your credits to another college to earn your bachelor's degree. WITC has articulation agreements in Accounting with a variety of four-year universities in Wisconsin.
Program specific subjects covered include financial accounting. Classes include Financial Accounting 1 and 2, Payroll Systems and Accounting, and more. Software courses include Excel, Word, and Access.
You could take this first and get a credential.
This is the program you’re looking at.
You can continue your education to advance your skills.
Accounting-Related Bachelor Degrees
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a WITC counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it!
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs*
30 Credits | 1 Year
$1,593 for books (including taxes)
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Accounting Assistant Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a technical diploma in Accounting Assistant.
Established by the U.S. Department of Education, Gainful Employment is available to help you make an informed decision about which career to pursue. This required information shows data about how WITC's technical diploma programs that receive federal financial aid lead to gainful employment in recognized careers.