About this course
Individuals who enjoy basic math, solving problems, and a sense of balance may find accounting is the program for them. It requires an attention to detail and a desire to help others make their money work for them.
Accountants use the “language of business,” to gather, analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations. Accountants determine if companies are making profits, and they assist businesses and individuals with tax filing and other reporting.
In addition to course work in accounting principles, theories, and practice, accounting students study business law, computer applications, and economics. The two-year, associate degree program also has courses in communications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics. Required courses in the program provide training in QuickBooks and lead to certification from the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.
Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting positions. With work experience and additional education, an individual may advance in the accounting profession. In addition to the associate in applied science degree, the accounting program also features a one-year diploma in payroll accounting and certificates in small business accounting and payroll accounting.
- Admission to this program requires that students be high school graduates or have a recognized equivalency.