Accounting Clerk - Microcomputer Applications Emphasis

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

Program Description

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.

According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as an Accountant or Auditor in the state of Minnesota is $31.09 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 7.0%, a high-growth career.

Program Course Listings

View semester order by campus: East Grand Forks

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

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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