30 Credits | 1 Year
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 course 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 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.
Accounting is an important tool for any business. Upon completion of the one-year Accounting Assistant technical diploma, you will be prepared to work as a bookkeeper in a small business or as an accounting specialist in a larger business. By maintaining accounting records such as receivables, payables, inventory, and payroll, you will help an organization run smoothly.
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 Northwood Tech's Accounting Assistant Technical Diploma.
Use current technology and software that employers use such as QuickBooks, Excel and Word.
Take your classes in a variety of formats including online, Your Choice 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 campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior), Online and outreach centers Balsam Lake, Hayward, Ladysmith. Conveniently take classes in a way that fits your lifestyle: Online, Your Choice or On Site.
As an Accounting Assistant student at Northwood Tech, 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.
Want to complete your degree but have work and family responsibilities? Northwood Tech understands and has a part-time option for you to work on your Accounting Assistant degree, with online, evening and Your Choice courses that fit into your busy life.
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.
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You can continue your education to advance your skills.
Continue your education and 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*
30 Credits | 1 Year
*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 Assistant Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a technical diploma in Accounting Assistant.