Subject Area: Business, Marketing and Hospitality
Minimum Credits: 32
Entry: Summer, Spring, Fall
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.
- Apply for admission.
- Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
- 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®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. ACCUPLACER® scores are valid for three years, and ALEKS® scores are valid for 18 months.
Fall Course Title Credits ACC:115 Intro to Accounting 4.0 BCA:212 Intro to Computer Business Apps 3.0 BUS:103 Intro to Business 4.0 ENG:105 Composition I 3.0 SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0 Spring Course Title Credits ACC:152 Financial Accounting 4.0 ACC:161 Payroll Accounting 3.0 ACC:312 Computer Accounting 3.0 MAT:102 Intermediate Algebra OR 4.0 Higher-level Math 3.0 SDV:135 Job Seeking Skills 1.0
This diploma program requires a minimum of 30 credits (excluding Developmental courses). Three of these hours can include SDV:179 The College Experience. If The College Experience course is waived or transfers in for less than three credits, an elective is required.
Communication Electives: COM:120, COM:723, ENG:105, ENG:106, SPC:112
The annual income range for Accounting Clerk graduates is $24,922 - $36,540.
Source: 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.
Future Ready Iowa is an initiative led by the governor to build Iowa’s talent pipeline by meeting the goal of 70 percent of all Iowans to have a two-or four-year college degree, industry recognized certificate or other credential that meets employer need by 2025. Northeast Iowa Community College has the programs necessary to meet this goal.
Employers of NICC Alumni
American Trust, Dubuque & Dyersville, IA
Bodensteiner Implement, Clermont, IA
Buchheit Tax Service, Dubuque
CNCA Financing, Davenport, IA
D.E. Smith Inc., Dubuque, IA
Digu/Naobeb, Windhoek, Namibia
Dubuque Bank and Trust, Dubuque, IA
Farley Fertilizer Inc., Farley, IA
Flexsteel Industries, Inc. Dubuque, IA
Honkamp Krueger, Dubuque, IA
Human Factors International, Fairfield, IA
John Deere, Dubuque, IA
NICC-Town Clock Center, Dubuque
Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation, Calmar, IA
Pinnacle Financial Group, Decorah, IA
Prairie Farms, Dubuque, IA
Reuter Rentals, Dubuque, IA
Sedgwick CMS, Dubuque, IA
TM Logistics, Dubuque, IA
Sample Job Titles
Customer Service - Data Entry
Global Accounting Specialist
Right Party Agent
Business Faculty (Calmar)
800.728.2256, ext. 277
Business Faculty (Peosta)
800.728.7367, ext. 317