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Accounting Technician (BP/EP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The accounting technician is a key member in the accounting department who specializes in a certain area of preparing and maintaining the business records. You may be assigned to the accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll or other accounting areas. Skills in journaling and posting transactions, preparing financial reports or in the preparation of payroll records are necessary. Accounting technicians must be able to use computerized accounting software, spreadsheets, word processing and other data information software. Individuals entering this field must be team players who display a willingness to share their specialized knowledge with other accounting areas.

Award Outcomes

Analyze financial statements.

Apply professional communication skills.

Demonstrate critical thinking skills.

Demonstrate mathematical skills essential to accounting.

Demonstrate ethical behavior.

Generate accounting financial statements.

Record business transactions.

Utilize current accounting and office software.

Complete payroll activities.

Career Opportunities

Accounting Technicians will find high employment demand in both the private and public sectors of business. Large organizations often seek accounting individuals to become specialists in their accounting department. This rapidly growing specialization trend focuses on employing highly trained accounting technicians who can deal with complex problems in their area of expertise.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 24 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1102Principles of Accounting I

4

ACCT1107Principles of Accounting II

4

ACCT1111Payroll Accounting

3

ACCT1125Excel

3

 

ACCT1130Microsoft Dynamics GP

3

or

ACCT1135QuickBooks

3

or

ACCT1150Sage 50

3

 

ACCT2155Financial Accounting

4

ACCT2950Accounting Skills Assessment

0

BUSN1140Business Law

3

General Education Required 3 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

or

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

or

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

General Education Elective 1 Credits

Any HTC 1000 level or higher general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirements.

Technical Studies Elective 3 Credits

Any ACCT, BUSN or CCIS course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.

Total Diploma Credits 31

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1102Principles of Accounting I

4

ACCT1111Payroll Accounting

3

ACCT1125Excel

3

Technical Studies Electives

3

 

Choose one of the following:

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

Total Credits  16

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1107Principles of Accounting II

4

 

ACCT1130Microsoft Dynamics GP

3

or

ACCT1135QuickBooks

3

or

ACCT1150Sage 50

3

 

ACCT2155Financial Accounting

4

ACCT2950Accounting Skills Assessment

0

BUSN1140Business Law

3

 

General Education Electives

1

Total Credits  15

Technical Studies Electives

Any Accounting Careers (ACCT), Business (BUSN), or Information Technology/Computer Careers (CCIS) course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

General Education Electives

If a General Education course is required it may not be used as a General Education Elective.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) may also be used to meet General Education Elective requirements.  A complete list of MnTC courses can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1000College Success Seminar

1

CCDS1005Effective Study Skills

1

CCDS1010Money Matters

1

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

CCDS1100Student Success

3

CCDS1600Practical Leadership

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

COMM1060Career Portfolio

3

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

CPLT1200Introduction to Macintosh

3

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

ENGL1010Business English

3

ENGL1021Essay Fundamentals

3

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

MATH1020Geometry and Trigonometry

2

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

MATH1700Intermediate Algebra

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

Choose a Total of:  1 Credit

Graduation (31 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


6/18/2018 : BP 2006 / EP 2007