Program Overview

Dakota College at Bottineau offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Accounting Technician. Bookkeepers and accounting technicians work with verifying and maintaining financial records. Some tasks these professionals complete are paying bills, identifying account discrepancies, receiving invoices, lending assistance to internal audits, and aiding in payroll. They also distribute purchase orders and reimbursements and prepare tax reports.

The goal of this two-year online program is to prepare students for entry-level accounting jobs and other related careers in this field. Some careers students can consider after successfully completing this program is accounts receivable clerk, ledger clerk, and timekeeper. Students should expect to pay approximately $189 per credit hour.

There are 61 credit hours students must complete to earn this degree. Some courses include Office Management, Records Management, Word Processing, Spreadsheet Applications, Business Math, and Introduction to Computers. Students will choose one Business or Technology elective and one Business elective. Four courses must be taken in sequence: Elements of Accounting I, Elements of Accounting II, Independent Study, and Cooperative Education. A spotlight course is offered in this program titled Job Search is offered. This course will assist students in designing a career and academic plan about their chosen area of study.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    When the state constitution of North Dakota was ratified in 1889 it included a provision for a forestry school to help promote the growth of trees on the prairies. Seven years later the Dakota College at Bottineau opened up as a School of Forestry, using the land around it as a foundation for study in forestry, horticulture, sustainable vegetable production and wildlife.

    While the school is best known for its environmental studies, the two-year public college offers a wide variety of courses outside of forestry. There are Associate of Applied Science programs that provide two-year career and technical degrees in other subjects such as information technology and advertising and marketing, as well Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) transfer programs that lay out the base coursework for a bachelor's degree.

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