May 25, 2018  
NIACC Catalog 2018-2019 
  
NIACC Catalog 2018-2019

Accounting Diploma


The Accounting Diploma program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the field of bookkeeping and accounting in an entry-level position. The program is very technically focused to provide the student with essential job-related accounting and computer skills. The program may be completed in two semesters by following the suggested curriculum, or it may be spread over three or more semesters to meet the scheduling needs of the students.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities may be found in a variety of businesses:

  • Agricultural Industries
  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Educational Institutions
  • Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Wholesale and Retail Firms

Occupational titles include:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Bank Teller
  • Billing Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Collections Clerk
  • Data Entry
  • General Office Clerk
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk

Gainful Employment

Upon successful completion of the Accounting curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Diploma. This recognition is granted to a person who has completed at least thirty (30) semester hours of credit.

The curriculum is presented in a format that includes classroom work, laboratory instruction and practice, and computerized accounting. Several accounting simulation projects, including manual and computerized, are completed to give the students experience in keeping a complete set of books. Many hours of computer experience in accounting, keyboarding, and word processing prepare students for full-time employment or for more advanced education in the accounting field. The program also offers students desiring more advanced education the option of applying completed course work toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree or an Associate in General Studies Degree. Program graduates may also continue work toward an Associate in Arts Degree.

Business Internships

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Talk to the Business Internship Coordinator or your Counselor to decide when in your college career you should participate in an internship.
  2. Enroll in and pass Workplace Professionalism (BUS 162 ).
    • Workplace Professionalism is a 3 s.h. course that is a prerequisite to Business Internships ~ it can be taken at any time prior to a Business Internship.
  3. Upon passing Workplace Professionalism, the student is eligible for a Business Internship (BUS 225 ).
    • Students may register for a Business Internship only when they have located, secured and have had the internship site approved with the Business Internship Coordinator.
    • Business Internship credit ranges from 1 s.h. to 5 s.h. ~ this must be determined prior to registering for the course.

All students are highly encouraged to participate in a Business Internship before graduating.

Required Courses/Suggested Schedule


(For students planning to complete the program in one academic year)