Accounting Clerk

Business, Marketing and Hospitality

Every successful business must have systematic and up-to-date records of its financial affairs. Maintaining those records is the job of the bookkeeper/accountant who records day-to-day business transactions in journals and ledgers. Employers may also periodically balance accounts and prepare statements for administrative officers showing such things as accounts receivable, accounts payable and profit and loss. They may also prepare state and federal tax returns. This program is designed to prepare graduates for employment as an accounting clerk, bookkeeper or payroll clerk. Students will receive not only conceptual training but actual "hands-on" training that will provide the important abilities needed for success.

Award: Diploma
Credits: 34
Locations: Calmar, Online, Peosta
Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Paying for the Program

$6,800*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $7,616*

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$19,835 - 73,576

Estimated annual salary range for Business, Marketing and Hospitality graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

Potential Careers

  • Accounts Receiving
  • Administrative Assistant/Payroll
  • Global Accounting Specialist
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  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, or SAT® test scores. Reading and writing scores are valid for three years, and math scores are valid for two years. 
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Academic requirements, program details and any additional admission requirements for this program can be found on the program page in the college catalog.

Gainful Employment Information

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Student Organization

BPA (Business Professionals of America)

Business Professionals of America is a student organization that prepares students for the business workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.

Calmar NICC BPA Advisors:

Peosta/Dubuque NICC BPA Advisors:

Karen Morris
Accounting Instructor

  • Email: morriska@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 1166
  • Location: Calmar

Heather Jackson
Accounting Instructor

  • Email: jacksonhe@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2155
  • Location: Peosta