60 Credits | 2 Years
Online Program | Financial Aid-Eligible
Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*, Online
Outreach Centers: Balsam Lake*, Hayward*, Ladysmith*
*Combination of Online, Your Choice or On Site instruction. Select courses are available at the Northwood Tech Outreach Centers. Please contact your local campus for specifics.
Career Cluster: Finance
Accounting is one profession that can lead you to multiple career options. Businesses and organizations of all sizes need to employ accountants. You can secure jobs in a variety of industries including retail, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations. Also, your choices abound within the accounting field. You can choose from tax, cost, audit, government, payroll, and financial accounting.
Accounting is an important tool for any business. In this two-year accounting associate degree, you will be prepared to assemble, analyze, and interpret essential information about the operation of an organization. You’ll prepare financial statements, cost studies, and tax reports.
Accounting graduates will be able to:
- Process financial transactions throughout the accounting cycle
- Evaluate financial information to support decision making
- Process payroll
- Perform cost accounting tasks
- Perform income tax accounting tasks
- Apply internal controls to minimize risk
Stay on top of the latest Accounting technologies and methods with Northwood Tech's Accounting associate degree.
Use current technology that employers use such as QuickBooks, Excel, Word, Access and tax software.
Through case studies, business scenarios and real-world problems, you'll learn exactly what will be expected of you as an accountant.
Take your classes in a variety of formats including online, Your Choice or in a traditional classroom.
The Accounting instructors use a personalized approach to teaching, keeping YOU in mind when developing lesson plans, workbook exercises, lectures, projects and other interactive learning activities.
Accounting classes are offered on all campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior), Online and outreach centers: Balsam Lake, Hayward, and Ladysmith. Conveniently take classes in a way that fits your lifestyle: Online, Your Choice, or On Site.
As an Accounting student at Northwood Tech, you can earn credentials each step of the way. Graduates of the Accounting program also earn a Tax Preparer Assistant certificate, Billing and Posting Clerk technical diploma and Accounting Assistant technical diploma.
Gain real world experience through an accounting internship while completing your program.
Start Here, Transfer There
After you complete your Accounting associate degree, continue your education at a university to earn your bachelor’s degree. Northwood Tech has articulation agreements in Accounting with a variety of four-year universities.
Program specific subjects covered include financial, payroll, tax, and cost accounting. Software courses include Quickbooks, Excel, Word, and Access.
Accounting is Part of a Career Pathway
As an Accounting student at Northwood Tech, you can earn credentials each step of the way!
You could take this first and earn a credential.
Earn a technical diploma or a pathway certificate.
This is the program you’re looking at.
Continue your education to earn a bachelor's degree.
Admissions and Tuition
Northwood Tech has an easy admission process that can be completed in one visit. Please see the details under the "Requirements and Application" section to get started.
Tuition and Fees
Northwood Tech breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work-study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits, and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2023-24*
60 Credits | 2 Years
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the Northwood Tech Accounting Program
Upon completion of the program, you will earn:
- Tax Preparer Assistant Pathway Certificate
- Billing and Posting Clerk Technical Diploma
- Accounting Assistant Technical Diploma
- Accounting Associate Degree
Transfer your Northwood Tech credits to a four-year college to earn your bachelor's degree and beyond.
Northwood Tech's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation.