The Accounting Assistant program trains students in basic accounting for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Students also study income tax preparation for individuals, payroll accounting, and computerized accounting. They can then choose to specialize in business taxation or business spreadsheet applications.

Accounting Assistant graduates may work in a small business and be responsible for various aspects of bookkeeping, or work in a larger firm under the supervision of an accountant, and specialize in a certain area.