Accounting Assistant Program Details

Do you enjoy working with numbers and supporting a team? As an accounting assistant, you will maintain timely and accurate records of daily business transactions. Examples include: accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory management, and other business records. Learn to assist an accountant in preparing important financial statements. You will learn how to compile and report financial data. Students will gain experience with QuickBooks and spreadsheet applications related to business. You’ll also learn and practice written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Set up and maintain accounting records and systems.
  • Analyze financial records.
  • Prepare individual and small business tax returns.
  • Prepare monthly and year-end financial reports.
  • Calculate, record, and make required payroll deposits and filings.

Just the Facts

33 Credit Technical Diploma

One Year

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates
August and January

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Gainful Employment Data

Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost

Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $5,875

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Pathway Credentials


Embedded Technical Diploma

Are you a small business owner or work for a small business? CVTC's Bookkeeper Technical Diploma is the right choice for you! With this credential you will advance your skills to better meet the needs of small businesses and reduce costs for accounting services. Accounting skills are in great demand and you will learn to perform routine accounting tasks, process basic financial transactions, and perform payroll operations, as well as gain experience in QuickBooks.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to apply their credits to the Accounting Assistant Technical Diploma program.

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Career Opportunities

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Bookkeeping Supervisor

Just the Facts

9 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program
Less Than One Year

Delivery Method:

Program Location:
Eau Claire

Start Dates:
August & January

Estimated Program Cost

Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $1,290


These are a few of the courses you will take in the Accounting program. For more detailed course info, click here.

  • Accounting Spreadsheets
    Students will utilize a variety of financial analysis, and database functions, as they create, format, and modify worksheets using Microsoft Office.
  • Payroll Accounting
    Students will make the necessary payroll calculations and record keeping, including social security taxes, income tax withholdings, and other deductions. They will also maintain employee earnings records, record journal entries and generate payroll reports.
  • Intro to Quickbooks
    Students will learn to post transactions, perform bank reconciliations, and prepare financial statements within the QuickBooks system.

Transfer Credits

Once you’ve completed your associate degree at CVTC, if you are interested in pursuing further education, we have agreements with several institutions. To view a list of CVTC’s transfer agreements, click here.


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  • Billing Specialist
  • Billing Supervisor
  • Collections Specialist
  • Patient Account Representatives

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