Accounting Technician - Diploma Program

Become a skilled professional

The primary objective of MTI’s accounting technician program is to prepare students for entry-level employment in the field of accounting or bookkeeping. Accounting classes from MTI will allow students to become proficient in modern computerized accounting applications and other prominent software used in the business community, including Microsoft Office.

Course Description

The primary objective of MTI’s accounting technician program is to prepare students for entry-level employment in the field of accounting or bookkeeping. Such careers are widely available throughout California and the rest of the country. Accounting classes from MTI will allow students will become proficient in modern computerized accounting applications and other prominent software used in the business community, including Microsoft Office.

Accounting & Bookkeeping Duties

Regardless of the company you eventually sign on with, the training you receive at MTI College will provide you with a strong foundation in basic accounting concepts that you will use throughout your career. An accounting technician learns versatile skills needed in companies of various sizes and industries. As an accounting technician, you will support a business and its financial goals. Some of the job responsibilities for accounting technicians and clerks include:

  • Tax Preparation
  • Financial data analysis
  • Calculating interest data
  • Recording payroll information
  • Recording and depreciating fixed assets
  • Posting transactional details
  • Reconciling year-end business data
  • Monitoring loans
  • Compiling data for reports, such as balance sheets, income statements, and account totals
  • Receiving and recording cash, check and voucher payments
  • Assuring accuracy in figures and reports
  • Working with expenditures, accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Reconciling profit and loss statements
  • Conducting audits
  • Preparing reports

Students of the MTI College Accounting Technician diploma program will learn all of these skills and more.

Accounting Career Opportunities In Sacramento

Since Sacramento, CA is a bustling and growing metropolis, there are no shortage of companies that need certified Accounting Technicians. A career as an accounting technician in California includes jobs which have to do with classifying and recording expenses, auditing duties, compiling reports for tax purposes and much much more. Accounting careers, because of their nature and the fact that there is so much demand for new hires, is virtually recession proof, even in today’s job market.

Why Choose MTI’s Accounting Program?

Accounting technicians take care of financial bookkeeping, handle payroll and maintain accounts payable or accounts receivable activity. MTI College has one of the most experienced Sacramento accounting schools and each accounting course offered is designed to prepare students for real-life careers in accounting.

MTI’s accounting technician program is 36 weeks in length and provides comprehensive training, so students are ready to transition directly into a professional working environment in less than a year. Other Sacramento accounting schools can take much longer and create additional expenses for the student.

Students who complete the accounting technician program will also have access to job placement resources. MTI’s job placement staff will help recent graduates in finding a job by assisting with resume writing, providing job interview advice, and also by providing other job searching tools and resources.

About the Accounting Technician Education Program

One of the more challenging programs at MTI College is the accounting technician diploma program. The reward is the numerous job opportunities available for graduates of the program because every business needs accounting professionals, from small businesses to the largest corporations.

Students will learn many different skills that will be required in their future careers as accounting technicians. All of these skills are necessary in order to acquire a position and begin a career in the field of accounting. Some of these skills include knowledge of accounts payable and accounts receivable, tax law, recording and depreciating fixed assets, payroll procedures, cash-basis and accrual bookkeeping and year-end reconciliation.

Students will also learn how to foster characteristics helpful in mastering these skills. Accounting technicians should have an aptitude for business math and computer operations. They should be able to create word processing documents and spreadsheets. Keyboarding skills and 10-key keypad skills are also highly desirable.

Related Documents

Program Assessment 2017 (PDF)

Program Highlights

This list does not include all courses to be taken as part of the program and does not take into account an applicant’s prior college credit. Contact an MTI College admissions advisor for more information.

A121A - Accounting
This course introduces the accounting student to fundamental accounting principles and standards as prescribed by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The student learns accrual-based accounting for service industries, including the entire accounting cycle, and procedures for the internal control of cash.
A121B - Accounting
This course continues using accrual-based accounting for merchandising businesses; 10-column worksheet, financial statements (including Statement of Cash Flow), adjusting entries and closing entries.
A130 - Advanced Accounting
This course continues with accounting principles and procedures following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The student learns to account for uncollectible amounts, promissory notes, inventory valuations, and fixed assets.
A141 - Payroll Accounting
This course introduces the student to payroll procedures and payroll tax laws with an emphasis on learning to use available reference materials.
A150 - Computerized Accounting
The course covers the uses of a popular accounting software package to solve accounting problems, simulating the working environment.
A160 - Accounting with Spreadsheets
The student uses Excel or similar spreadsheet software to develop accounting applications and solve accounting problems.
A500 - Accounting Integration
This capstone course provides students with a scenario-based environment to practice and test their cumulative skills gathered through all accounting program course work. Working independently, students will use creativity and ingenuity to resolve plausible workplace issues and demonstrate problem-solving expertise. Successful mastery of Microsoft Office applications, including Quick Books, is essential for this course
DA143 - Spreadsheet Concepts
This course provides a comprehensive overview of spreadsheet skills. The course focuses on the creation, editing, formatting, electronic publication, and printing of standard spreadsheet documents. Students will explore efficient spreadsheet navigation, formulas, functions, using graphics, preparing charts, and performing numeric and financial data analysis.
DA152 - Database Concepts
This course teaches the student to analyze, evaluate, and design an effective database using Microsoft Access. The student will learn fundamental concepts associated with using database objects, as well as understand the underlying concepts and theories in designing a simple relational database.

Program Costs

Grants and other forms of tuition assistance are available to those who qualify. To find out what you’re eligible for, contact an MTI admissions advisor today!

Median Loan Debt Incurred by Students

Median Loan Debt: $4,825

*The median debt of borrowers who completed this program in the 2016-2017 award year. This debt includes federal, private, and institutional loans.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Registration: $15,920
Books and Supplies: $1,494

Job Placement

Job Placement Rate

Award Year Adjusted Job Placement Rate: 100%
Award Year Unadjusted Job Placement Rate: 61%

Based on the number of Accounting Technician graduates in the 2016-2017 award year who registered for graduate placement services and secured employment in their field of study, and those who did not register and successfully obtained employment on their own.

* Future results may vary. MTI’s job placement rate calculations are based on the award year July 1 to June 30. The unadjusted rate represents the percentage of total graduates who obtain employment in or related to their field of study. The adjusted rate represents the percentage of graduates who are actively looking for work and obtain employment in or related to their field of study. The adjusted rate does not include graduates who are not looking for work for reasons such as continuing education, remaining at current place of employment, military service, health issues, death, etc. For a complete explanation of MTI’s placement calculations, please visit: Job Placement Rate Calculation

All information provided in compliance with U.S. Code 75 FR 66948 §668.6.


Admissions Process

For admission to MTI College, applicants must –

  • Interview with an admissions advisor
  • Provide proof of graduation from high school or GED equivalent
  • Complete an application for admission
  • Pass an admissions examination

The first part of the application process may be completed online.

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