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Accounting Assistant - Diploma

34 Credits
DIP 2229/DIP 3242
Degree Description

An accounting assistant performs any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. In addition, the accounting assistant prepares daily bank deposits, writes checks, and maintains a cash disbursement system.  All Accounting Assistant diploma courses can be applied toward an A.A.S. degree in Accounting.

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester


Offered on the Faribault and North Mankato Campuses
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2017-2018 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (8 Courses)

Complete the following courses:
ACCT1800 Business Law (3 Credits)
ACCT1810 Financial Accounting (4 Credits)
ACCT1811 Managerial Accounting (4 Credits)
ACCT1814 Payroll Accounting (3 Credits)
ACCT1834 Computerized Accounting I (3 Credits)
ACCT1835 Computerized Accounting II (3 Credits)
ACCT1870 Professional Accounting Careers (1 Credit)
ACCT2847 Fraud, Auditing and Internal Controls (4 Credits)

Required Liberal Arts and Sciences (1 Course)

Complete the following course:
ENGL100 Composition (4 Credits)

Elective Credits (5 Credits)

Choose 5 credits from any of the following Technical and/or Liberal Arts and Sciences courses:
ACCT2827 Principles of Finance (3 Credits)
ACCT2850 Accounting Internship (1 - 8 Credits)
ACCT2863 Fund/NonProfit Accounting (3 Credits)
ACCT2864 Income Tax I (4 Credits)
COMM110 Public Speaking (3 Credits)
Or
COMM120 Small Group Communication (3 Credits)
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.