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Career Area: Finance
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-114-1
Offered Completely Online
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
Financial Assistant gets tax paperwork together

Financial Assistant Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

  • Financial Assistant
  • Tax Assistant
  • Credit Analyst
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk

Financial Assistant Programs

The Financial Assistant embedded technical diploma at Madison College is comprised of a selection of courses from the Finance Associate Degree program. These core classes can be completed in one year giving you the valuable skills you need to enter or move up in the workforce.  

In these classes you will explore:

  • Accounting principles including an introduction to accounting software.
  • Federal and state income tax laws, with an emphasis on personal taxes.
  • Microsoft Excel; create professional workbooks, charts, macros, and work with financial tools.
  • Financial Institutions and their impact on the economy.

You’ll leave Madison College fully prepared for your job or internship search. We’ll teach you effective techniques to present yourself to employers for job prospects or promotions. You will learn how to create or improve your resume and cover letter as well as polish your interviewing and networking skills.

If you apply for the Finance associate degree, you will automatically earn this diploma after completing your first year of classes.

Financial Assistant Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
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