The sequencing of courses in this program begins in the fall semester. Students entering in the spring or summer will likely take longer than two years to complete the program.
The Accounting Program leading to an Associate in Applied Science Degree is designed to provide students with a realistic and practical foundation in general accounting practices. Graduates will have mastered a wide variety of accounting functions essential to modern business and non-profit offices. The graduate will possess knowledge of accounting functions, automated systems, as well as an understanding of overall business processes. The skills gained in the program prepare individuals for initial entry into, and advancement within, the accounting departments of organizations of any size. Graduates are also prepared for transfer to 4-year colleges or universities should they seek a CPA career track. Areas of study in addition to the general education requirements include accounting practices, quality customer service, budgeting, fund accounting, human resource management and supervision, business finance, and computer applications.
Graduates from the Accounting program will be prepared to assume positions as (but are not limited to) management trainees, accounting clerks, assistant customer service representatives, documentation control clerks, accounts payable/receivable clerks, personnel coordinators, tellers, purchasing assistants, credit managers, warehouse managers, bookkeepers, and other positions requiring strong skills in accounting practices operations. Additionally, students from this program can transfer credits into a 4-year baccalaureate accounting or other business program.
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PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students who successfully complete the Associates in Applied Science degree in Accounting will be able to:
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