Accounting Technician - Diploma Program

Equipping Students For Entry-Level Employment

From small businesses to corporations, every business needs accounting professionals. Get equipped with MTI’s Accounting Technician Program in Sacramento, CA.

Accounting Technician Diploma Program at MTI College in Sacramento, California

The MTI Accounting Technician Diploma program equips students for entry-level employment as accounting technicians in a variety of industries. The primary aim of instructors is to ensure that students leave the program with a strong foundation in accounting principles, enabling them to work in a company of any size. Students are trained in accounting principles, financial software, spreadsheet applications, and in other vital software widely used in the business community. 

Review our course and industry information to see if the Accounting Technician Diploma program at MTI is right for you. Fill out an information or tour request form to get started today!

About The Accounting Technician Diploma Program

One of the more challenging programs at MTI College is the Accounting Technician Diploma program. However, the reward is the many job opportunities available for graduates of the program. Every business, no matter the industry, needs accounting professionals from small businesses to the largest corporations.

MTI lays the foundation for students to excel and reach their full potential as accounting technicians. Each student will walk away with a diverse set of skills preparing them for employment in accounting or bookkeeping. 

Why Choose MTI’s Accounting Program?

MTI College has one of the most experienced Sacramento accounting schools and each course is designed to prepare students for real-life careers in accounting.

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

Upon successful completion of the Accounting Technician Diploma program at MTI College, students will be able to do the following:

  • Record financial transactions
  • Prepare financial statements
  • Maintain accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Record and depreciate fixed assets
  • Perform 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.

Students who complete the accounting technician program will have access to job placement resources and MTI’s job placement staff who will assist graduates with:

  • Resume writing
  • Portfolio building
  • Job interview advice
  • Gain access to job searching tools and resources

Accounting Technician Job Description 

No matter the company you join, the training you receive at MTI College will give you the tools, knowledge, and skills to enter the accounting industry with confidence. It will equip students to support the financial goals of the business that hires them. 

Job responsibilities for accounting technicians and clerks include:

  • Financial data analysis
  • Recording financial transactions
  • Recording payroll information
  • Recording and depreciating fixed assets
  • Preparing financial statements, such as Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Owner’s Equity, Statement of Cash Flow
  • Reconciling year-end business data
  • Maintaining Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable
  • Preparing customers and vendors reports
  • Monitoring loans
  • Working with interest bearing notes
  • Receiving and recording cash, check and voucher payments
  • Assuring accuracy in figures and reports
  • Working with business expenditures
  • Reconciling bank accounts
  • Petty cash handling
  • Using accounting software such as QuickBooks

Accounting Career Opportunities In Sacramento

The demand for certified and skilled accounting technicians is constantly growing in Sacramento, CA. With new hires in such a high demand, accounting careers are virtually recession proof even in today’s job market. Sacramento is a bustling metropolis and companies from a wide variety of industries are looking to fill their accounting technician and clerk positions.


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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: $1,415

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

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