The Accounting Clerk Certificate program prepares students for work in the accounts receivable and accounts payable departments of businesses, not-for-profit organizations, or government offices. The program focuses on basic accounting functions along with data entry.
Students with little or no office experience can rapidly learn skills for entry-level accounting employment.
Students can meet and network with other students who share the same interests.
Accounting Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk
if Full Time
29 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
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+ supplies & fees
Based on 2022-23
What financial assistance can I receive?
Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
average per class
Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
Everyone in a business can contribute to the success of the company. Students who complete the Accounting Clerk program can confidently walk into the workforce knowing the skills they learned at ICC can be applied directly to an A/R or A/P clerk position.Daniel Kelly, Professor – Business, Legal & Information Systems
How Do I Get Into the Accounting Clerk Program?
Students will gain the skills to confidently work in an office environment for a local business, non-profit, or a government organization. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
- Analytical skills, math-oriented, business-oriented, attention to detail, and organization skills are beneficial for this program.
- Math, English, keyboarding, and computer classes are essential preparation for this program.
What Can I Expect As an Accounting Clerk Student?
- The program will educate students in basic accounting, keyboarding, and data entry.
- Graduates are able to find employment with small businesses, manufacturers, service industries, accounting firms, financial institutions, insurance companies, and not-for-profit and governmental organizations. The program will educate students in basic accounting, keyboarding, and data entry.
- This program can be completed in two semesters.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.