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Online and On-Campus Diploma Program - 33 Credits

Today's bookkeepers are tasked with knowing how to use specialized accounting software, spreadsheets and databases for their organization's financial records. As a professional bookkeeper, you will use these computer systems to update statements, record transactions and ensure record accuracy. Your work could be wide-ranging or specialized.

Some organizations have a bookkeeper in charge of all of its accounts, called a general ledger. While other businesses might assign a clerk to a specific task, such as accounts receivable or accounts payable.

Other duties for you as a professional bookkeeper might include: 

  • Producing reports 
  • Reconciling discrepancies 
  • Assigning debits/credits to correct accounts 
  • Paying vendors 
  • Billing 
  • Helping with payroll

The career outlook in your field is stable. Employers are looking for professionals who show an ability to analyze and process daily business transactions.

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Compare: Bookkeeper vs. Accountant 

As a Bookkeeper, you are key to the daily financial records of your organization, and Southeast Tech’s program can fast-track you into the work force in just nine months. An Accountant, on the other hand, is tasked with issues that are more advisory and analytical. An accountant would be qualified to offer financial projections and advice on future financial issues in your company. 

Why Study Bookkeeping at Southeast Tech? 

At STC in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, this program is delivered in a traditional classroom format in the George S. Mickelson Center with Fridays off, entirely online, or through a combination of online and on-campus courses. 

In addition, Southeast’s bookkeeping program uses immersive, hands-on instruction to build your knowledge base. Your coursework also helps you:

See the Big Picture: You will learn business structures such as corporation, sole proprietorship and partnership, and how they impact a business.

Think Critically:  With the help of your STC faculty, you will learn to analyze daily operations to help your company make informed decisions. 

Gain Professionalism: As a top Bookkeeper from Southeast Tech, you will exhibit ethical and professional behavior.

Where Will You Work as a Bookkeeper?

Southeast Tech Bookkeepers find careers in a range of settings, including large businesses, retail companies, healthcare, and financial and insurance companies.

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Southeast Tech’s curriculum for bookkeeping includes classes in Principles of Accounting, Computerized Accounting, Business Law and Payroll.



Costs are calculated based on a charge of $255 per credit hour, plus applicable fees.

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Dennis Peters

Business Administration
Mickelson Center 110D

Jessica Weber

Accounting Instructor
Mickelson Center 110G

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