This program is designed to prepare you for office administration and bookkeeping positions in a multitude of work places. You will become fully immersed in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) on both Mac and Windows dual operating systems. This certificate teaches theory, concepts, and skills as opposed to other schools which only offer specific courses and certification. You gain experience in team collaboration and public speaking for the business world, and gain access to real-world share technology such as Google Docs and Sharepoint. Course work includes bookkeeping and office procedures and machine skills using computers and electronic calculators.

You will enjoy small class sizes and one-on-one time with faculty. Program faculty bring real-world experience to the classroom as Office Managers, Accountants, and Attorneys with Graduate or Juris Doctorate degrees. Guest speakers with industry experience and past graduates of the program are often invited into the classroom.

Graduates of the Bookkeeping and Office Support program have found employment at find employment locally at Sabre, Tyson, Ho-Chunk, Seaboard, Wells Dairy, medical and financial offices, large law firms, Mercy One, Unity Point Health, and the Court House as general ledger, inventory and payroll clerks, assistant bookkeepers, and other related jobs. Other graduates go to on to earn their four-year degree.

To register or if you have questions:

Colleen Clifford
Career Navigator
Sioux City Campus, Admissions A303
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Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $7,680.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $7,720.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated housing and meals: $3,825.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

Required Classes for Bookkeeping and Office Support | Dipl

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
ADM 105 Introduction to Keyboarding 1
ADM 131 Office Calculators 1
ADM 176 Electronic Records System 3
ACC 131 Principles of Accounting I 4
BCA 147 Basic Spreadsheets 2
BCA 148 Advanced Spreadsheets 2
MAT 772 Applied Math OR 3
MAT 111 Math for Liberal Arts 4
ADM 123 Document Formatting 3
ADM 159 Proofreading and Editing 3
ADM 162 Office Procedures 3
ACC 161 Payroll Accounting 3
ACC 171 Sales & Use Tax 1
PSY 102 Human & Work Relations 3
ACC 311 Computer Accounting 3
SDV 153 Pre-Employment Strategies 2
ADM 932 Internship II 2

Entrance Requirements

Submit your official high school/college transcripts to

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Mellisa Flanigan
Business and Office Support Instructor
712.274.8733 Ext. 1357
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Jennifer McCune
Accounting/Business Instructor
712.274.8733 Ext. 1401
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Dr. Michael Rohlena
Assoc Dean of Instruction for Career & Technical Education
712.274.8733 Ext. 3217
Sioux City Campus, Room B107

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Advisory Board

Dar Raye Hunwardsen Seaboard Triumph Foods
Amy Coghlan Northeast Area Education Agency
Julie Treinen Echo Electric
Kim McCormick Action Moving
Kristi Lehman Wells' Enterprises, Inc
Maggie Loutsch Tyson Foods
Nancy Watson Ho-Chunk / WITCC