Accounting Assistant

Accounting Assistant

With an Accounting Assistant technical diploma, your career options are endless! Put your skill with numbers to good use and begin a rewarding career as an accounting clerk, payroll clerk, tax preparer or accounting assistant. Gateway’s Accounting Assistant program helps you build the foundational skills you need to maintain accurate financial records for a wide variety of industries, so it’s easy to continue your education or find a job that you love after graduation.

  • Create a flexible schedule with classes offered on the Elkhorn, Kenosha and Racine campuses as well as convenient online courses. Graduate in just one year by attending full-time during the day in Racine or Kenosha.
  • Gain skills to excel as an accounting assistant. Hands-on courses led by expert instructors teach you to compute, classify and maintain accurate accounting and financial information.
  • Acquire extensive experience with software employers value, such as QuickBooks, Excel and professional income tax software.
  • Build your brand by gaining real world experience through internships, earning certificates, study abroad opportunities or joining Gateway’s award-winning Collegiate DECA Club. Showcase your knowledge through digital badges on LinkedIn. 
  • Continue your education by using your technical diploma credits toward an associate degree in Accounting from Gateway.
Program Credits



Elkhorn Campus, Kenosha Campus, Online, Racine Campus

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $4,840
Books & Supplies: $2,108

Start Dates

Spring, Summer, Fall

Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Accounting Assistant, Accounting Clerk, Bookkeeper

Accounting Assistant Career Pathway

Career Pathways are designed to help you reach your educational goals and explore college and career options. Pathways are made up of related certificates, diplomas and degrees that build on common skills and knowledge. You can begin at any point on the Career Pathway and customize your pathway to fit your goals. View the pathway for your area of interest.