Accounting Assistant | Western Technical College

Accounting Assistant

Technical Diploma

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If you find satisfaction in maintaining records and managing finances, a career in accounting may be the right fit for you. As an accounting assistant, you could handle bookkeeping functions in a small business or focus on specific tasks within a large accounting department. Our program combines hands-on computer training with classroom instruction, providing a strong foundation in accounting concepts and procedures.

Every course in this technical diploma is transferable to Western's Accounting associate degree, offering a seamless pathway for further education. Choose your preferred learning style as classes are available in traditional face-to-face settings, online formats, computer conferencing, or a combination of these formats.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Accounting Assistant

This program will cost about $4,596* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, view the Tuition page or Cost of Attendance document.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact an Admissions Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Accounting Assistant
Account Clerk
Payroll Clerk
Accounting Aide
Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Process financial transactions throughout the accounting cycle
  • Analyze basic financial and business information to support planning and decision-making
  • Perform payroll preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Software and Technology

Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.

If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
  • Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
  • Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

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