Accounting Assistant

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Oak Creek Campus, West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: Business & Management
  • Program Code: 31-101-1
  • Offering: Online, In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Accounting Assistant Diploma


Prepare for entry-level positions in the accounting field. You will develop competence in financial, managerial, tax and payroll accounting.

Qualified accounting applicants continue to be in demand. Employment opportunities exist in banking, business and industry, government offices and nonprofit organizations.

You can earn the Accounting Bookkeeper Trainee certificate on the way to completing this technical diploma and your credits can be applied toward completing the Accounting associate degree.

Additional program details: Success in the program will be enhanced by your ability to organize complex data and being detail oriented.

Related Programs

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Designed to provide fundamental accounting skills in a range of applications, this program is a good fit for students who like to work with numbers. You will learn about financial, cost, tax, payroll, governmental, nonprofit and computerized accounting.

Accounting Bookkeeper Trainee

Accounting Bookkeeper Trainee

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.

Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) ACCTG-111 Accounting 1 ^ 4
(1) ACCTG-122 Accounting Software Applications ^ 3
(1) BADM-165 Legal Environment of Business 3
(1) MATH-107 College Mathematics ‡
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
(2) ACCTG-113 Accounting 2 ‡ 4
(2) ACCTG-121 Income Taxation 4
(2) ACCTG-130 Computerized Accounting ‡ ^ 3
(2) ACCTG-142 Payroll Accounting 2
(2) ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.
^ Counts toward earning the Accounting Bookkeeper Trainee certificate.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • 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

Career Outlook

Qualified accounting applicants continue to be in demand. Employment opportunities exist in banking, business and industry, financial companies, government and nonprofit organizations.

Possible Careers

Accounting Assistant
Account Specialist
Bookkeeping Assistant


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Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Main Building, Room M312-314
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/21/2020