Accounting

Overview

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  • Accounts Payable

  • Finance Officer

  • Accounting Clerk

  • Bookkeeper

  • Billing Assistant

  • Accounting Assistant

  • Billing Analyst

  • Office Manage

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Job Placement Rate ⓘ
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The Mitchell Technical College Accounting program offers broad training in key business areas that employers want such as accounts receivable clerk, accounting assistant, billing clerk, bookkeeper, management trainee, payroll clerk or auditing clerk. When working in accounting, you’ll serve in a critical role for any business. You’ll analyze and interpret financial information, prepare financial statements, conduct audits, prepare special business and financial studies, prepare forecasts and budgets and provide tax services.The integration of technology allows students to take some courses face-to-face and some as hybrids (a combination of online and face-to-face). This program is not currently offered as a fully online program. Accountants and bookkeepers continue to be in high demand; the Accounting program will provide the graduate with many options. Leading employers are seeking out our graduates!

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Curriculum

Award: AAS Degree

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Semesters
First Semester
ACCT110Principles of Accounting I4 credits
BUS101Introduction to Business3 credits
BUS122E-Commerce3 credits
BUS143Document Production3 credits
MATH130Business Math3 credits
SSS100Student Success1 credit
Total Semester Hours17 credits
Second Semester
ACCT111Principles of Accounting II4 credits
BUS120Principles of Marketing3 credits
BUS140Business Law3 credits
BUS204Customer Service3 credits
General Education Elective3 credits
Total Semester Hours16 credits
Third Semester
ACCT212Intermediate Accounting I3 credits
ACCT214Cost Accounting I3 credits
ACCT218Tax Accounting I3 credits
ACCT230Government & Nonprofit3 credits
BUS216Spreadsheet Applications2 credits
General Education Elective3 credits
Total Semester Hours15 credits
Fourth Semester
ACCT213Intermediate Accounting II3 credits
ACCT221Quickbooks3 credits
ACCT242Federal Taxation3 credits
ACCT245Managerial Accounting3 credits
BUS217Database Applications3 credits
Written Communications Elective 3 credits
Total Semester Hours18 credits

Requirements

COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS

This program allows you to bring your own laptop as long as it meets these minimum specifications:

Processor – Intel Core i Series (i3, i5, i7) or AMD Ryzen
Operating System – Windows 10
Webcam Recommended
Memory – 4 GB or more
Internal Storage – 64 GB or more
Microsoft Office is available at no charge as long as enrolled at Mitchell Tech
NO APPLE/MAC COMPUTERS

Outcomes

At the completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Prepare financial transactions and statements for a business
  • Apply current and emerging technologies to business situations
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in business situations
  • Justify issues in ethical decision-making and social responsibility
  • Analyze financial data to support business decisions
  • Perform basic financial accounting functions for a state or local government unit

Mission

The Accounting/Business Management program’s mission is to empower students with the skills needed to succeed in technical careers.

Vision

Mitchell Technical College’s Accounting/Business Management program will be an innovative leader in accounting and business education while preparing students for career success and lifelong learning in an ever-changing world.

Core Values

Continuous Improvement
The Accounting/Business Management program incorporates an evidence-based model of continuous improvement to enable excellence in education.

Innovation
The Accounting/Business Management program integrates state-of-the-art technologies and instructional methods to deliver a high-quality, unique educational experience.

Diversity & Respect
The Accounting/Business Management program seeks and values a diverse population and responds to the unique needs of individuals, recognizing the dignity and worth of all people and fostering a climate of respect among its students and faculty.

Learner-Centered Education
The Accounting/Business Management program develops future business leaders by teaching students with a global perspective on lifelong learning and problem-solving skills.

Community
The Accounting/Business Management program leverages local partnerships, mentors, an advisory board and regional businesses to expose students to real-world experiences and industry expectations.

Annual Program Review

Check out the 2023-24 Annual Program Review for information on how faculty ensure the quality and effectiveness of the program.

Faculty

Program Director / Instructor

Cost

$ 11000
Program Tuition & Fees ⓘ

Other Required Costs

Books / Tools (estimated)$1,563

Accreditation

ACBSP Standard 7 requires that the business unit have a systematic process to identify and track key student performance measures for the purpose of of continuous improvement. 

Program graduates  
YearAccounting                 Business Management
202246
2021611
202067
Job placement rate for Accounting/Business Management program graduates*
Year                            % of Grads Employed in Related Field  
202275%  
202169%  
202069%  
Retention rate for Accounting/Business Management program**
  Number enrolled in previous yearNumber graduated or still enrolledRetention Rate 
2022  413483%
2021382874%
2020373081%

*Calculated as percentage of Accounting and Business Management graduates in the job market who are employed in a job related to their training six months after graduation

** Retention rate is calculated from fall to fall. The rate is the number of students in the previous fall enrollment who either graduate or are still enrolled in the following fall semester.

Scholarships

$750

1 AVAIL.

SD Municipal Electric Association Energy Production & Transmission Scholarship

SD Municipal Electric Association

Powerline Construction & Maintenance
Must be a resident of the SD Municipal Electric Association service area and enrolled in the Powerline Construction & Maintenance program

$500

3 AVAIL.

Tessier Family Foundation – Current Students

Tessier Family Foundation

The Tessier Family Foundation began providing funds for scholarships in 2014 for students enrolled in the Accounting/Business Management, Heating and Cooling Technology, LPN and Medical Assistant programs. The scholarships will be awarded in January each year and applied to the recipient’s accounts the following Fall semester.
First Year Student
Accounting
Heating and Cooling Technology
Licensed Practical Nursing
Medical Assistant
Applicant must be currently enrolled as a first year full-time student in Accounting/Business Management, Heating and Cooling Technology, LPN or Medical Assistant programs to be eligible for these scholarships. Applicant must complete the MTC current student online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for these scholarships.

$1000

1 AVAIL.

South Dakota Assoc. of Cooperatives Scholarship

The scholarship was established in 2013.
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Animal Science
Business Management
Diesel Power – Ag Power Technology
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Wind Turbine Technology
Applicant must be an accepted full-time student enrolled at MTC in one of the programs mentioned Applicant must complete the MTC scholarship application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship First priority will be given to students with ties to a SDAC member cooperative Essay responses will be a large part of the recipient decision

$1000

4 AVAIL.

Osterhaus Endowed Scholarships

Martin and Maude Osterhaus established this endowed scholarship in 1995 to provide financial support for at least four deserving Mitchell Tech students each year. The scholarships will be awarded in January each year and applied to the recipient’s account the following Fall semester.
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Animal Science
Architectural Design and Building Construction
Automation Controls/SCADA
Business Management
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Diesel Power – Ag Power Technology
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Heating & Cooling Technology
Human Services Technician
Information Systems Technology
Machining and Manufacturing
Medical Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Office Professional
Medical Office Professional
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Power Sports & Marine Technology
Precision Ag Technology
Radiation Therapy
Radiologic Technology
Small Business Management
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Utilities Technology
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Wind Turbine Technology
Applicant must be a currently enrolled first year full-time student in any two year program Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form) Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher Applicant must complete the MTC online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship Applicant must have good leadership skills

$1000

1 AVAIL.

Mitchell Tech Retiree Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship was established by the former faculty and staff of Mitchell Tech.
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Animal Science
Architectural Design and Building Construction
Automation Controls/SCADA
Business Management
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Diesel Power – Ag Power Technology
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Geospatial Technologies
Heating & Cooling Technology
Human Services Technician
Information Systems Technology
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Machining and Manufacturing
Medical Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Office Professional
Medical Office Professional
Natural Gas Technology
Office Technology Specialist
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Power Sports & Marine Technology
Precision Ag Technology
Radiation Therapy
Radiologic Technology
Small Business Management
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Utilities Technology
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Wind Turbine Technology
Applicant must be enrolled full time at MTC. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Applicant must complete the MTC Online application during the open application period to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

$1000

2 AVAIL.

Laverne & Nell Tollefson Memorial Scholarship

Charlene Bainbridge

The LaVerne and Nell Tollefson Memorial Scholarship is eligible for any program at Mitchell Technical College. Also the recipient must have a current GPA of 2.5 or higher and be a current student.
Accounting
Administrative Office Specialist
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Animal Science
Architectural Design and Building Construction
Automation Engineering Technology
Automation Controls/SCADA
Business Management
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Diesel Power – Ag Power Technology
Diesel Power – Light Truck Technology
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Geospatial Technologies
Heating & Cooling Technology
Human Services Technician
Information Systems Technology
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Machining and Manufacturing
Medical Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Office Professional
Medical Office Professional
Natural Gas Technology
On Campus
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Power Sports & Marine Technology
Precision Ag Technology
Progressive Welding Technology
Radiation Therapy
Radiologic Technology
Registered Nursing (LPN to RN)
Small Business Management
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Utilities Technology
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Wind Turbine Technology
Applicant must be accepted or currently enrolled as a full-time student in any program at Mitchell Technical College. Applicant must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher Applicant must complete the MTC online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship

Requirements

Computer Requirements:

This program allows you to bring your own laptop as long as it meets these minimum specifications:

  • Processor – Intel Core i Series (i3, i5, i7) or AMD Ryzen
  • Operating System – Windows 10
  • Webcam Recommended
  • Memory – 4 GB or more
  • Internal Storage – 64 GB or more
  • Microsoft Office is available at no charge as long as enrolled at Mitchell Tech
  • NO APPLE/MAC COMPUTERS

Accreditation

ACBSP Standard 7 requires that the business unit have a systematic process to identify and track key student performance measures for the purpose of of continuous improvement.

Key Student Performance Measures:

 Program graduates 
YearAccountingBusiness Management
202246
2021611
202067

Job placement rate for Accounting/Business Management program graduates*

Year % of Grads Employed in Related Field
2022 75%
2021 69%
2020 69%

Retention rate for Accounting/Business Management program**

Number enrolled in previous year Number graduated or still enrolled Retention Rate
2022 41 34 83%
2021 38 28 74%
2020 37 30 81%

*Calculated as percentage of Accounting and Business Management graduates in the job market who are employed in a job related to their training six months after graduation

** Retention rate is calculated from fall to fall. The rate is the number of students in the previous fall enrollment who either graduate or are still enrolled in the following fall semester.

Contact Admissions

For information about any of our programs, application, or any of our other student services please contact us:

Admissions Office
Mitchell Technical College
1800 E. Spruce St.
Mitchell, SD 57301

800.684.1969
605.995.3025
fax: 605.995.3067
[email protected]

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