26-credit Technical Diploma
Program Code 31-101-1
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.
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.
For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.
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
- Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
- Submit official high school transcript.
- Complete placement assessment.
Deadlines To Know*
Fall 2020 Start
- Submit application by August 3, 2020
- Complete checklist items by August 10, 2020
Spring 2021 Start
- Submit application by January 5, 2021
- Complete checklist items by January 11, 2021
* 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
- Other forms of assistance
Learn more about financial aid.
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.
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.
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
- Inventory Control Accountant
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.
- 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.