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Accounting Assistant

Professional-Technical Program

The Accounting Assistant Program prepares students for occupational opportunities in the field of bookkeeping, including payroll clerk, accounts receivable clerk, accounts payable clerk, and full-charge bookkeeper. Bookkeeping and related fields involve the day-to-day analyzing and recording of business transactions, preparing payroll, preparing financial reports, filing state and federal forms, and analysis and decision making. Students will complete general education, general business, and accounting specific courses that will lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree. Emphasis is placed on manual and computerized accounting applications, current business taxes, credit, collection, and payroll. During the final semester, students will participate in an Accounting Seminar, which is the capstone course for this program. The Seminar will include tips on job hunting, resume writing, interviewing skills, occupational relations, and practice with an actual accounting system.