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Bookkeeping Courses at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 002362
  • Phone: (612) 659-6000

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  • Phone: (612) 659-6240

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Bookkeeping Courses

The bookkeeping program at Minneapolis Community and Technical College prepares students for bookkeeping positions or entry-level accounting positions. The program focuses on providing technical administrative support to professional accountant and other financial management personnel. Program courses include: posting transactions to accounts, record-keeping systems, accounting software operation, and general accounting principles and practices. Get more details below including other Minnesota colleges that offer bookkeeping courses.

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Students Enrolled in the Bookkeeping Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Minneapolis Community and Technical College has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Less Than One Year Certificate
  • Associate's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Less Than One Year Certificate11
    Associate's Degree21

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male8
    Female24

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian4
    Black7
    Hispanic8
    White11

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Bookkeeping program at MCTC, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Tax Preparers

  • Description:

    Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, tax preparers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.8% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
      • Total Employment: 830
      • Average Hourly Rate: $19.37
      • Average Annual Salary: $40,300

Statement Clerks

  • Description:

    Prepare and distribute bank statements to customers, answer inquiries, and reconcile discrepancies in records and accounts.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, statement clerks employment is expected to grow at a rate of 19.7% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
      • Total Employment: 6,100
      • Average Hourly Rate: $18.13
      • Average Annual Salary: $37,720

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

  • Description:

    Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks employment is expected to grow at a rate of 13.6% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
      • Total Employment: 20,020
      • Average Hourly Rate: $18.66
      • Average Annual Salary: $38,810

Gaming Cage Workers

  • Description:

    In a gaming establishment, conduct financial transactions for patrons. May reconcile daily summaries of transactions to balance books. May accept patron's credit application and verify credit references to provide check-cashing authorization or to establish house credit accounts. May sell gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to patrons, or to other workers for resale to patrons. May convert gaming chips, tokens, or tickets to currency upon patron's request. May use a cash register or computer to record transaction.

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

  • Description:

    Compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, payroll and timekeeping clerks employment is expected to grow at a rate of 14.6% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
      • Total Employment: 2,540
      • Average Hourly Rate: $20.30
      • Average Annual Salary: $42,230

Brokerage Clerks

  • Description:

    Perform duties related to the purchase, sale or holding of securities. Duties include writing orders for stock purchases or sales, computing transfer taxes, verifying stock transactions, accepting and delivering securities, tracking stock price fluctuations, computing equity, distributing dividends, and keeping records of daily transactions and holdings.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, brokerage clerks employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.9% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
      • Total Employment: 1,690
      • Average Hourly Rate: $21.14
      • Average Annual Salary: $43,960

Statistical Assistants

  • Description:

    Compile and compute data according to statistical formulas for use in statistical studies. May perform actuarial computations and compile charts and graphs for use by actuaries. Includes actuarial clerks.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, statistical assistants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.0% from 2010 to 2020

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Bookkeeping Programs in Minnesota

Bookkeeping programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College

Saint Paul, MN
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (C)
  • Bookkeeping (C)
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Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN
Type: Community College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (C)
  • Bookkeeping (C)
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North Hennepin Community College

Brooklyn Park, MN
Type: Community College

51 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (C,A)
  • Bookkeeping (C,A)
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Anoka - Ramsey Community College

Coon Rapids, MN
Type: Community College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (C,A)
  • Bookkeeping (C,A)
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Century College

White Bear Lake, MN
Type: Community College

40 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (C)
  • Bookkeeping (C)
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Dakota County Technical College

Rosemount, MN
Type: Community College

7 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (C)
  • Bookkeeping (C)
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Anoka Technical College

Anoka, MN
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (C)
  • Bookkeeping (C)
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St Cloud Technical and Community College

Saint Cloud, MN
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (C)
  • Bookkeeping (C)
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South Central College

North Mankato, MN
Type: Community College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (C,A)
  • Bookkeeping (C,A)
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Rochester Community and Technical College

Rochester, MN
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (C)
  • Bookkeeping (C)