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Of Interest: Wondering where this can take you? Career options
Were you the class treasurer? Are you looking for a career path with exacting standards, but few boundaries? If you have a sharp mind for numbers and enjoy working as part of a disciplined team, this program opens the door to a surprising array of opportunities in business, non-profit and government sectors. Just how many? We will let you tell us. (Please note that individuals planning to earn a four-year degree in accounting should not enroll in this curriculum, but should pursue the Business Administration A.S. degree.)
Official Program Description >
You will learn how the essentials of economic principles, fair accounting practices and financial systems, come together in the worlds of tax accounting, cost accounting and financial accounting. You will learn how to work as an effective member of a team, acquiring the necessary skills to adapt from servicing a small business in need of smart advice to a large corporation with complex financial and accounting needs. The field of accounting is experiencing constant technological advancements. As a result, you will also learn how to surf the wave of innovation while keeping your feet firmly planted in your discipline.
Curriculum > Learning Outcomes >
This two-year program offers you an intensive but well-rounded curriculum. Your course of study will focus on financial accounting, information systems, business law, cost accounting and economics. A broad liberal arts core rounds out your education.
Course Descriptions >
With an associate's degree in accounting, you will have the necessary skills needed to qualify for a variety of entry-level positions in public, private or governmental accounting. This degree program was designed for working professionals who wish to improve their marketable skills and for students who desire to enter the workforce in entry-level accounting positions immediately following graduation. (Please note that individuals planning to earn a four-year degree in accounting should not enroll in this curriculum, but should pursue the Business Administration A.S. degree.)
Career Paths >
"When I graduated, I wanted to get a job right away. I was thrilled to find I had a choice between two accounting jobs that both sounded great. I'm happy where I am now, and I can always explore new opportunities later." ~Kelly P.