Accounting Technician

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DIPLOMA PROGRAM
This program serves as a great starting point for careers in accounting, business, and finance.

Accounting Technician Diploma Program Objectives

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 the latest computerized accounting applications and other prominent software used in the business community, including Microsoft Office.

Accounting Duties

The primary duties of accounting technicians and bookkeepers are calculating and recording numerical data related to business expenses and income. They classify this information and maintain the records for future analysis and tax purposes. Other duties that may be performed include handling money, conducting audits, analyzing financial data and preparing reports. Students of the MTI College Accounting Technician diploma program will learn all of these skills and more.


Fast Training Program

Bookkeepers are in Demand

Job Flexibility

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 business 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.


Review Program Assessment Data

PDF FileAccounting Technician Program Assessment 2013 (PDF)

PDF FileAccounting Technician Program Assessment 2011 (PDF)


Program Details

Median Loan Debt Incurred by Students

Median Loan Debt: $8,958

*The median debt of borrowers who completed this program. This debt includes federal, private, and institutional loans.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Registration: $14,770
Books and Supplies: $1,365

Job Placement Rate

Award Year Adjusted Job Placement Rate: 100%
Award Year Unadjusted Job Placement Rate: 73%

Based on the number of Accounting Technician graduates in the 2015-2016 award year (7/1/2015 – 6/30/2016) 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.

Review Gainful Employment data in compliance with U.S. Code 34 CFR 668.6(b)(2)(iv).

Learn more in the 2017 MTI College Catalog (PDF).


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MTI College Application

If you feel the accounting technician diploma program is the right fit, you may begin the application process easily by filling out the online application form.

Once complete, you will be contacted by an admissions advisor who will guide you through the rest of the application process and help you to schedule a tour of the MTI Sacramento campus.

More Options

MTI College students completing the accounting technician program will be able to use their diploma to advance into other degrees, such as our Business Administration Associate in Art (A.A.) degree with the addition of other MTI subject content.

MTI also offers a diploma program in administrative office.