Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 61
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Accounting Careers Diploma prepares students for a variety of accounting positions in public accounting, private industry, and governmental and non-profit organizations. Accounting Careers emphasizes financial analysis, decision making, and ethical behavior and reporting practices. Students will gain experience working with calculators, computers, and the latest computer software.

Prospective students should have an average or above average academic record. Personal characteristics of successful accountants include an aptitude for working with numbers, strong organizational skills, good communication skills, and attention to detail.

An accountant examines, analyzes and interprets accounting data for the purpose of giving advice and preparing financial statements. Duties may include recording receipts and disbursements, preparing financial statements, preparing tax returns, cash management, auditing/reconciling financial information, and assisting management with financial decision making.

Students graduating with an Accounting Diploma qualify to sit for the Registered Accounting Practitioner exam in the State of Minnesota, and the national ABA accreditation exam through the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation.


Program Locations

  • St. Cloud Technical and Community College 56303

Labor Market Information

  • Credit Analysts
  • Median wage:$32.01/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Financial Examiners
  • Median wage:$38.40/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • College Business Teachers
  • Median wage:$70,897/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Tax Preparers
  • Median wage:$18.69/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Median wage:$30.60/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Budget Analysts
  • Median wage:$29.41/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Tax Examiners and Collectors
  • Median wage:$26.63/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
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St. Cloud Technical and Community College
St. Cloud Technical and Community College
1540 Northway Drive Saint Cloud, MN 56303 Toll-Free: (800) 222-1009 Local: (320) 308-5089 TTY: (320) 308-5988