Monday – October 21, 2019

Accounting Bookkeeper Trainee (2019-2020)

School of Business / Finance Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee, Oak Creek, West Allis campuses
Also offered entirely online

For Information: 414-297-6395
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500
West Allis Campus, 414-456-5500


Overview – This certificate prepares you to enter the bookkeeping/accounting field in an entry-level capacity. Through the program’s three courses, students develop competence in financial accounting with an emphasis on accounting software, spreadsheets and databases.

Success in this certificate program will be enhanced if you enjoy working with numbers, are detail-oriented, have good organizational skills, and are able to follow procedures.

Students completing ACCTG-130 Computerized Accounting are prepared to take the QuickBooks Certification Exam from Intuit; students completing ACCTG-122 Accounting Software Applications are prepared to take the MS Office Excel Specialist Certification Exam.

Online Option – The courses may be taken on campus or online; on-campus testing may be required.

Career Pathway – After earning this certificate, the credits can be applied to completing the Accounting Assistant technical diploma and the Accounting associate degree. Contact an MATC  advisor for information.

Admission Requirement

  • High school diploma or GED


Accounting Program Blog:


Start Dates: August/January

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 





Accounting 1



Accounting Software Applications 



Computerized Accounting ‡



‡ Prerequisite required.

All credits must be earned at MATC with a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher. Upon completion of the certificate's requirements, the student's transcript is notated with the credential earned.

Some certificates can be earned while completing associate degrees and/or technical diplomas that are eligible for financial aid. Certificate programs alone are not eligible for financial aid; consult an MATC advisor for information.

Curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.


Page updated April 2019.