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Accounting Specialist

Campus Location: Calmar, Peosta

Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Associate of Applied Science


This program is designed to prepare you for employment opportunities in the accounting field. Upon completion of the program, you should be prepared to enter business in the areas of cost accounting, general accounting and many other specialized areas of financial reporting. Requirements include accounting principles and practice in addition to general and occupational information. Employment opportunities are currently found in small businesses, governmental agencies, manufacturing industries, legal and accounting firms, insurance offices and agribusiness firms.

Accounting Specialist

Admissions Requirements:

  • Submission of your official high school transcript with ACT score.
  • Submission of transcript from any college or university previously attended.
  • Completion of ACCUPLACER assessment if necessary.

Accounting Specialist

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 67

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
ACC:152 Financial Accounting 4.0
BCA:212 Intro to Computer Business Apps 3.0
BUS:103 Intro to Business 4.0
MAT:063 Elem Algebra OR 4.0
  Higher-level Math 3.0
* Communication Elective (transfer-level) 3.0


Term 2
ACC:156 Managerial Accounting 4.0
ACC:162 Payroll Accounting 4.0
ACC:804 Accounting Spreadsheet Apps 3.0
MAT:102 Intermediate Algebra OR 4.0
* Math/Science Elective 3.0
* Communication Elective 3.0


Term 3
ACC:231 Intermediate Accounting I 4.0
ACC:265 Income Tax Accounting 4.0
ECN:120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3.0
MAT:156 Statistics 3.0
MGT:102 Principles of Management 4.0


Term 4
ACC:222 Cost Accounting 4.0
ACC:232 Intermediate Accounting II 4.0
ACC:480 Advanced Accounting Applications OR 3.0
SDV:224 Coop Career Experience III 3.0
BUS:185 Business Law I 3.0
SDV:135 Job Seeking Skills 1.0


Communication Electives: COM:120, COM:723, ENG:105, ENG:106, SPC:112
Math/Science Electives: MAT:102, MAT:744, PHY:710, or transfer-level BIO, CHM, ENV, MAT, PHS, PHY

Accounting Specialist

Employment Information:

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

$19,860 - $28,704

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)


Calmar Employment Information

Employers of NICC Alumni

Acument Global Tech, Decorah, IA
Drewelow & Sons Inc, New Hampton, IA
Fastenal, Winona, MN
Fidelity Bank and Trust, Decorah and Postville, IA
H&R Block, Houston, MN
NICC, Calmar, IA

Sample Job Titles

Account Manager
Acounts Payable Expense Support
Customer Service Representative

Peosta Employment Information

Employers of NICC Alumni

Accounting Tax Solutions, Dubuque, IA
Biechler Electric, Dubuque
BL Murray, East Dubuque, IL
Buchheit Tax Service, Dubuque, IA
Double L Group, Ltd., Dyersville, IA
Dubuque Humane Society, Dubuque, IA
Exide Technologies, Manchester, IA
First Supply, Madison, WI
Follett Educational Services, Woodridge, IL
Heartland Financial, Dubuque, IA
Molo Companies, Dubuque, IA
Rodas Chevrolet, Strawberry Point, IA
Sedgwick CMS, Dubuque, IA
Subway, Dubuque, IA
TFM Co., Dubuque, IA

Sample Job Titles

Account Manager
Acounts Payable Expense Support
Customer Service Representative


Accounting Specialist

Additional Information:

Articulation Agreements

Northeast Iowa Community College maintains articulation agreements with many area colleges and universities. The Accounting Specialist program has an official articulation in place with the AIB College of Business.


Todd Ecklund
Dean of Business and Computer Science
800.728.7367, ext. 208