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Idaho State University

Accounting Technology

Students working in an Accounting Technology computer lab

Program Description

Accounting technicians perform a combination of calculating, posting, and verifying duties involving financial data using spreadsheets, database, and accounting software. They handle accounting for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations by electronically processing accounting transactions, using journals and ledgers; preparing financial statements; and processing payroll.

You will gain extensive software skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint as well as advanced research and communication skills. Course work utilizes practical application and is designed to prepare you for today’s workplace.

Program Overview

  • Program accepts students in August and January
  • Typical classroom hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Degrees Offered:

Career Opportunities

  • Schools and colleges
  • Local, state, and federal government agencies
  • Professional offices

Minimum Test Scores

SAT English: 360 Math: 360
ACT English: 14 Math: 14
ALEKS   Math: 14
AccuPlacer English: 232