Diploma — Accounting Clerk

This 32-credit diploma expands on the accounting foundations established in the certificate program by focusing on core business courses and fundamentals of accounting principles. Courses will provide the knowledge and skills needed to perform calculating, journalizing, posting and verifying duties in order to maintain accounting records, prepare payroll reports and state and federal tax returns. Coursework blends of both manual and computerized accounting concepts and software applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel, so students are well prepared for employment upon graduation.


Program graduates will be prepared to work as accounting assistants or accounting clerks. Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks are in high demand in a variety of settings such as public accounting firms, banks, hospitals, school districts, government agencies, corporations, private business and non-profit agencies. It has been projected that more than 6,300 additional bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks would be required to meet market demand between 2012-2022.

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Next Steps

All credits earned in the 32-credit Accounting Clerk Diploma program can be applied to the 60-credit AAS program at NTC. Additional courses will focus on markets and resources allocation, ethics, business statistics and non-profit accounting.

With stackable credits, it is easy to begin with a certificate and continue working toward a diploma or degree.

Degree Requirements

Course #Course NameCredit
ACCT 1134Computerized Accounting Applications3.00
ACCT 2201Accounting I: Financial Accounting4.00
ACCT 2203Accounting II: Managerial Accounting4.00
CPTR 1104Computerized Business Applications3.00
ACCT 1000Financial Information for Life3.00
ACCT 1124Spreadsheet Concepts3.00
ACCT 2200Income Tax3.00
ADMS 1116Business Communications3.00
ADMS 2124Advanced Microcomputer Technology3.00
MKTG 1108Customer Relations Mgmt3.00
Total Credits32

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate application of a variety of software programs including integrated accounting software
  • Analyze and apply accounting theory to service and merchandising organizations
  • Prepare and process payroll records and reports in compliance with state and federal requirements
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principle
  • Apply the Internal Revenue Code as it relates to individual, partnership and corporate income taxes
  • Demonstrate understanding of business and business law in a global environment
  • Analyze and apply managerial and cost accounting principles
  • Demonstrate effective business communication skills
  • Demonstrate understanding of the skills necessary to build and maintain good relationships with internal and external customers
  • Demonstrate application of computerized spreadsheet system for accounting applications
  • Demonstrate application and interpretation of financial information needed to be a functioning member of society

Equity and Inclusion Statement

The Accounting program will adapt program courses to include culturally responsive material to grow toward meeting Equity 2030 goals.