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Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 14
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

MCTC's Accounting programs will prepare you to use software to document original transactions and maintain records such as bank accounts, merchandise inventories, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll for various organizations. The program offers five certificate credentials and an Accounting Technician A.A.S. degree. The certificate coursework will introduce you to the principles of accounting, business communication, problem-solving and accounting math. The A.A.S. coursework will include the additional topics of cost accounting, critical thinking, intermediate accounting, and interpretation and analysis of financial information. You will have the opportunity to learn journal entry preparation, financial statement preparation, computerized accounting systems using Peachtree and QuickBooks software, and electronic spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel.You also will learn 10-key operation by touch. Experienced instructors will assign you real-world accounting challenges to resolve and will encourage you to work in teams, similar to those formed in the workplace. The Accounting Clerk program is the first level in the program; all Accounting Clerk coursework applies toward the more advanced Accounting Technician program. Where You Could Work: Small and medium-sized businesses, Government agencies, Nonprofit organizations

Program Locations

  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College 55403

Labor Market Information

  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

  • Median wage: $18.36/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Tax Preparers

  • Median wage: $18.69/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

  • Median wage: $20.61/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Human Resources Assistants

  • Median wage: $19.00/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Billing and Posting Clerks

  • Median wage: $17.54/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Tax Examiners and Collectors

  • Median wage: $26.63/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
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Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 Toll-Free: (800) 247-0911 Local: (612) 659-6200 Email: admissions.office@minneapolis.edu