Accounting Clerk - Microcomputer Applications Emphasis

  • Credits: 45
  • Degree Type: Diploma
  • Campus: East Grand Forks

Program Overview

The emphasis of this program includes spreadsheets, word processing, and database management applications especially computer skills and job responsibilities of an Accounting Clerk.


An estimated 21,000 persons are employed in this large occupation in Minnesota. Most employees are concentrated in large urban areas, but accounting opportunities are available in almost every town. Accountants are employed by businesses, industry, and government agencies. These businesses include public accounting firms, banks, hospitals, school districts, private business of every type, and non-profit governmental agencies. Many accountants are self employed. Accountants may enter as junior accountants and staff auditors and may advance to section supervisor or partner. Accountants working for industry start as trainees and with managerial skills, may advance to management positions such as office manager or controller.

The employment outlook for accounting clerks in the state of Minnesota from 2010 to 2020 is 10.6%, a high career growth.

Potential Job Titles

Program Courses

View semester schedule by campus: East Grand Forks

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ACCT 1104 Payroll 3 credits
ACCT 1108 Busn Math/Calculators 3 credits
ACCT 1124 Spreadsheet Concepts 3 credits
ACCT 1128 Computerized Acct I 3 credits
ACCT 2200 Income Tax 3 credits
ADMS 1100 Keyboarding I 3 credits
ADMS 1110 Word Processing 3 credits
BUSN 2218 Legal Environment Busn 3 credits
BUSN 2221 Prin of Accounting I 4 credits
BUSN 2222 Prin of Accounting II 4 credits
CPTR 1104 Intro to Computer Tech 3 credits
CPTR 1106 Microcomputer Databases 3 credits
CRLT 2103 Job Seeking/Keeping 1 credits
  Area of Interest Electives ( *See Elective Course Options Listed Below ) 6 credits

Area of Interest Elective Course Options

For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.

Course # Course Name Credits
ACCT 2204 Intermediate Acct I 4 credits
ACCT 2208 Cost Accounting 3 credits
ACCT 2214 Intermediate Acct II 4 credits
ADMS 1114 Desktop Pub/Pres Graph 3 credits
CPTR 1500 Intro Web Concepts 3 credits
SSCI 1101 Human Relations 3 credits

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