Accounting Clerk

Business and Hospitality

You will graduate from this program ready to thrive in an entry-level accounting career with almost any type of business. You'll learn the nature of professional and ethical accounting practices. Through hands-on training you'll gain experience working with accounting and spreadsheet software. Applying steps in the accounting cycle to the valuation of assets, liabilities and equity will help develop your learning.  You will also have the opportunity to join the Business Professionals of America (BPA) organization. NICC students in that organization have competed regionally and nationally with exceptional results. After completing this program, you'll have the opportunity to continue your education with the College's Accounting Specialist program.

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

Paying for the Program

$7,106*

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $7,922*

There are many options available for tuition savings. Contact the Admissions or Financial Aid office for more information.

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$39,294

Estimated annual salary for Accounting Clerk graduates represents median annual wage from EMSI's Analyst, Career Coach and Institutional Research data.

Potential Careers

  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
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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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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:

Medhanie Mekonnen

Medhanie Mekonnen
Accounting Instructor

  • Email: mekonnenm@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 1156
  • Location: Calmar

Michael Gau
Dean of Business, Graphic Design, Paralegal, and Science

  • Email: gaum@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2322
  • Location: Peosta