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Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 27
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Bookkeeper Certificate
Program Description
The accounting program at Anoka Technical College prepares students for careers in accounting. The program allows students to select a specific accounting pathway by completing the Bookkeeper Certificate, Payroll Accounting Certificate, or Tax Preparer Certificate. Students select the Accounting AAS degree for a comprehensive curriculum that includes courses from each of the certificate pathways.

The Bookkeeper Certificate prepares students for nationally recognized certifications including:

Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) conferred by the American Payroll Association (APA). Candidates must pass an exam.

Certified QuickBooks User Exam conferred by Intuit. Candidates must pass an exam.

Certified Bookkeeper conferred by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). Candidates must pass a four-part certification exam, sign a code of ethics, and submit evidence of two years of full-time bookkeeping experience.

Anoka Technical College's Accounting degrees offer options to individuals who are interested in quickly entering the workforce with strong accounting skills. Furthermore, if students successfully pass the certification exams, they demonstrate to employers that they are prepared to handle their job responsibilities.

Program Locations

  • Anoka Technical College 55303

Labor Market Information

  • Budget Analysts

  • Median wage: $30.04/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Tax Examiners and Collectors

  • Median wage: $27.39/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Accountants and Auditors

  • Median wage: $31.09/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Financial Examiners

  • Median wage: $39.75/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Tax Preparers

  • Median wage: $19.81/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Credit Analysts

  • Median wage: $34.80/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • College Business Teachers

  • Median wage: $69,113/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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Anoka Technical College
Anoka Technical College
1355 W. Highway 10 Anoka, MN 55303 Toll-Free: (866) 433-5590 Local: (763) 576-4850 Email: enrollmentservices@anokatech.edu