Accounting Assistant | Waukesha County Technical College

Accounting Assistant

26-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code 31-101-1

This program is currently pending state approval.

Learn to perform entry-level bookkeeping and accounting work through real-world scenarios and simulations. Combine hands-on computer training with accounting concepts and procedures. Prepare for work in a wide variety of business types and sizes.

How Long It Will Take

Students can complete this program in one year.

Start Date

You can begin this program in the fall or spring semester.

How This Program Is Offered

This is offered via online instruction.

What Makes This Program Unique

  • You can apply credits from this program directly to the Accounting associate degree.
  • This certificate provides a solid foundation for further study in the accounting field.

Credit for Prior Learning

You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.

How To Apply

  • This program is currently pending state approval.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2019 Start

  • No information available.

Spring 2020 Start

  • No information available.

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Financial Aid Eligibility

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

Cost

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive.

Learn more about tuition and fees.

Career Salaries

$26,000-$39,000 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

Potential Careers

If you like working with numbers, focus on accuracy, possess top-notch organizational skills and have a keen eye for detail, a career in accounting might be for you! Clients rely on these traits when they look for a skilled practitioner, and WCTC will help you hone these skills for a rewarding career.

  • Accounts Payable/Receivable Accountant
  • Payroll Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Inventory Control Accountant

Transfer Options

Whether you're a high school student interested in earning college credits or a college student interested in transferring to a four-year university after graduation, our dual-enrollment and transfer-credit agreements will help you take the next step in your education and career.

High School Dual Credits

Dual enrollment offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields through earning college credits. Learn about the credit options.

Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Transfer Tips

  • Contact the school to which you'd like to transfer to make sure you understand its transfer policy.
  • Talk to your WCTC program advisor about your intent to transfer so he/she can help you plan.
  • If you're transferring within the University of Wisconsin (UW) System, contact your desired institution about its transfer policy and visit the UW System's transfer resource page.

 

Other Educational Opportunities

Our certificates are a short-term educational option for growing your workplace skills and workforce marketability. Explore the following certificates if you’re involved in, and interested in learning more about, accounting.

Learning is an ongoing process. That’s why we offer professional development classes and seminars, designed to build upon your knowledge and experiences. They’re also a great way to fulfill industry requirements. Here a few you might be interested in:

Program Instructors

Gerald Childs, MS | 262.691.5421
Lyn Gamerdinger, M.Ed. | 262.691.5344
Tony Igl, MS | 262.691.5241
Darlene Schnuck, MS | 262.691.5352