An associate degree in accounting is your gateway to an exciting professional occupation. With an associate degree, you can graduate with career-ready accounting skills, including basic accounting, cost accounting, taxation, computerized accounting, and managerial accounting. Our students have the option of graduating and going directly into the workforce in this high-demand industry or pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

Students completing the Accounting degree program will have the skills and knowledge necessary to gain entry into careers such as accounts receivable clerk, accounting assistant, billing clerk, bookkeeper, management trainee, and payroll clerk. In addition to an accounting core, students will develop strong business skills by studying business concepts, management, international business, and business law.

For students interested in continuing with their college education, transfer agreements with four-year institutions may be available. Call or email the department chair for details.

ACCOUNTING CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ACCT131L Accounting I 3 0 3
ACCT132L Accounting II 3 0 3
ACCT231L Cost Accounting 3 0 3
ACCT235L Managerial Accounting 3 0 3
ACCT251L Federal Taxes 3 0 3
ACCT273L Introduction to Computerized Accounting 2 2 3
CIS235L Spreadsheets 2 2 3
CIS132L Software Applications 3 2 4
ESNT120L College Essentials 1 0 1
Total 23 6 26

Total Credits: 26

Accounting students may take any business class to satisfy their business elective so long as it is not required of their program.

Program Goals

Students completing the Accounting degree program will have the skills and knowledge necessary to gain entry into careers such as accounts receivable clerk, accounting assistant, billing clerk, bookkeeper, management trainee, and payroll clerk. In addition to an accounting core, students will develop strong business skills by studying business concepts, management, international business, and business law.

For students interested in continuing with their college education, transfer agreements with four-year institutions may be available. Call or email the department chair for details.

Program Outcomes

Students in this program will be expected to:

  • Have a strong command of the English language, including written and oral communications;
  • Demonstrate reading comprehension skills appropriate for a college-level class;
  • Demonstrate arithmetic and computation skills;
  • Have sufficient manual dexterity to produce legible written documents in a timely manner and use a keyboard and calculator;
  • Be comfortable using computers and computer application software;
  • Be able to sit or stand at a desk or workstation and stay on task for extended periods of time.

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