May 19, 2024  
NIACC Catalog 2024-2025 
NIACC Catalog 2024-2025

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. All students are highly encouraged to participate in an internship before graduating.

Required Courses/Suggested Schedule

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