Accounting Clerk - Microcomputer Applications Emphasis

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

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


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.


Career Opportunities

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.

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Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ACCT 1104 Payroll 3
ACCT 1108 Busn Math/Calculators 3
ACCT 1124 Spreadsheet Concepts 3
ACCT 1128 Computerized Acct I 3
ACCT 2200 Income Tax 3
ADMS 1100 Keyboarding I 3
ADMS 1110 Word Processing 3
BUSN 2218 Legal Environment Busn 3
BUSN 2221 Prin of Accounting I 4
BUSN 2222 Prin of Accounting II 4
CPTR 1104 Intro to Computer Tech 3
CPTR 1106 Microcomputer Databases 3
CRLT 2103 Job Seeking/Keeping 1
  Area of Interest Electives ( *See Elective Course Options Listed Below ) 6
TOTAL CREDITS: 45
 

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
ACCT 2208 Cost Accounting 3
ACCT 2214 Intermediate Acct II 4
ADMS 1114 Desktop Pub/Pres Graph 3
CPTR 1500 Intro Web Concepts 3
SSCI 1101 Human Relations 3

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Program Specific Requirements

All required courses must be completed with a grade of C or better to graduate.

Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.

The college minimum scores for the Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Reading Comprehension: 78
Arithmetic: 50

Note: Some programs may require assessment scores that exceed the college minimum in the areas of Arithmetic & Elementary Algebra.



  1. Student will demonstrate application of a variety of business software programs including integrated accounting software.

  2. Student will apply appropriate accounting theories to service and merchandising organizations.

  3. Student will prepare and process payroll records and reports in compliance with state and federal requirements.

  4. Student will prepare financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

  5. Student will apply the Internal Revenue Code as it relates to individual, partnership, and corporation income taxes.

  6. Student will demonstrate effective written and oral business communication skills.

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Program Faculty

  • Tracy Boman
  • Accounting Instructor
  • Campus: Thief River Falls
  • Tel: (218) 683-8727
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • John Chappell
  • Accounting Instructor
  • Campus: East Grand Forks
  • Tel: (218) 793-2621
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282

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