Accounting Assistant | Western Technical College

Accounting Assistant

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Technical Diploma

Program Number: 

311011

Credits: 

29.00
Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall

Accounting may be your field if you enjoy the challenge of keeping records and tracking finances. As an accounting assistant, you may have full responsibility for bookkeeping functions in a small business or have a single task in a large accounting department. Hands-on computer training and classroom instruction provide a solid background in accounting concepts and procedures.

All courses in this technical diploma can be applied to Western's Accounting associate's degree if you choose to continue your education. Classes are offered in a traditional face-to-face environment, online format, through interactive distance learning, or a blend of the formats.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Accounting Assistant

This program will cost about $4,700* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* 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
Bookkeeper
Account Clerk
Payroll Clerk
Teller
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

Application
$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

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.

Accounting Assistant

Career Pathways

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