60 Credits | 2 Years
Online Program | Financial Aid-Eligible
Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*, Online
Outreach Centers: Balsam Lake*, Hayward*, Ladysmith*
*Combination of Online, Your Choice or On Site instruction. Select courses are available at the Northwood Tech Outreach Centers. Please contact your local campus for specifics.
Career Cluster: Finance
Accounting is one profession that can lead you to multiple career options. Businesses and organizations of all sizes need to employ accountants. You can secure jobs in a variety of industries including retail, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations. Also, your choices abound within the accounting field. You can choose from tax, cost, audit, government, payroll and financial accounting.
Accounting is an important tool for any business. In this two-year accounting associate degree, you will be prepared to assemble, analyze, interpret and forecast essential information about the operation of an organization. You’ll prepare financial statements, cost studies and tax reports.
Accounting graduates will be able to:
- Process financial transactions throughout the accounting cycle
- Analyze financial and business information to support planning and decision making
- Perform payroll preparation, reporting and analysis tasks
- Perform cost accounting preparation, reporting and analysis tasks
- Perform individual and/or organizational tax accounting preparation, reporting and analysis tasks
- Identify internal controls to reduce risk
Stay on top of the latest Accounting technologies and methods with Northwood Tech's Accounting associate degree.
Use current technology that employers use such as QuickBooks, Excel, Word, Access and tax software.
Through case studies, business scenarios and real-world problems, you'll learn exactly what will be expected of you as an accountant.
Take your classes in a variety of formats including online, Your Choice or in a traditional classroom.
The Accounting 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 classes are offered on all campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior), Online and outreach centers: Balsam Lake, Hayward, and Ladysmith. Conveniently take classes in a way that fits your lifestyle: Online, Your Choice, or On Site.
As an Accounting student at Northwood Tech, you can earn credentials each step of the way. Graduates of the Accounting program also earn a Tax Preparer Assistant certificate, Billing and Posting Clerk technical diploma and Accounting Assistant technical diploma.
Gain real world experience through an accounting internship while completing your program.
Start here, Transfer There
After you complete your Accounting associate degree, you can continue your education and transfer your credits to another college to earn your bachelor's degree. Northwood Tech has articulation agreements in Accounting with a variety of four-year universities in Wisconsin.
Program specific subjects covered include financial, cost and managerial accounting. Other classes are payroll, budgeting, and tax accounting. Software courses include Quickbooks, Excel, Word, and Access.
You could take this first and get a credential.
Earn a technical diploma or a pathway certificate.
This is the program you’re looking at.
Continue your education to obtain a bachelor's degree.
Admissions and Tuition
Northwood Tech has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. Please see the details under the "Requirements and Application" section to get you started.
Tuition and Fees
Northwood Tech 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 2022-23*
60 Credits | 2 Years
*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 Northwood Tech Accounting Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain:
- Tax Preparer Assistant Pathway Certificate
- Billing and Posting Clerk Technical Diploma
- Accounting Assistant Technical Diploma
- Accounting Associate Degree