Accounting

Accounting
Associate in Applied Science: 60 credit hours

The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program provides the student with strong accounting, business and technical skills, and prepares her or him to enter the workforce at the accounting technician level. The broad-based technical education curriculum includes instruction and practical application of a variety of accounting concepts and practices, and prepares graduates for employment or promotion in accounting firms, private industry or government.

Students seeking admission to the Accounting, A.A.S. program, must first complete ACC 120 and ACC 121 with a grade of “C” or higher.  Students who have not yet completed ACC 120 and ACC 121 should initially major in the Accounting Certificate Program.

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Successful graduates of the Accounting A.A.S. program will be able to:

  • Prepare, record and analyze financial statements and other reporting documents according to generally accepted accounting principles
  • Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing accounting software programs
  • Interpret, analyze, and evaluate financial data
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer applications
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of business organization and procedures
  • Identify and apply elements of contract, tort, agency, property law, partnerships and corporations
  • Develop scientific knowledge and mathematical analytical skills and techniques
  • Demonstrate effective communication and computational skills
  • Demonstrate global awareness and knowledge of human diversity

The program qualifies graduates for many positions, including entry-level jobs such as:

  • accounting clerk
  • accounts receivable/accounts payable clerk
  • payroll clerk
  • bookkeeper
  • income tax preparer.

 

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Program Implementation: Full-time day. (Students attending part-time should see advisor for recommended course sequencing.) 

Recommended Course Sequence: Accounting Degree
Associate in Applied Science: 60 hours 

Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for related Skill Set Certifications. Students should contact their academic program advisor or refer to the Skill Set section in the catalog for additional information.

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Accounting: Certificate Program: 30 Credit Hours

Upon successful completion of the Accounting certificate, the graduate will be able to: 

  • Prepare, record and analyze financial statements and other reporting documents according to generally accepted accounting principles
  • Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing accounting software programs
  • Analyze financial data
  • Demonstrate effective communication and computational skills
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer applications
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of business organization and procedures 

The program qualifies graduates for many positions, including entry-level jobs such as

  • Bookkeeping Clerk
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Auditing Clerk

Program Implementation:  Full-time day (Students attending part-time should see advisor for recommended course sequencing).
Recommended Course Sequence -- Accounting Certificate

Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for related Skill Set Certifications. Students should contact their academic program advisor or refer to the Skill Set section in the catalog for additional information.

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