The Accounting Program is designed to provide the student the necessary analytical, conceptual, and technical knowledge and proficiency in accounting. It will prepare the student to build a solid foundation of career-specific accounting skills, including basic accounting, cost accounting, taxation, financial statement analysis, and payroll accounting; to prepare for a wide array of professional opportunities.

Student Profile

Students entering the Accounting program should possess the following:

  • An aptitude for mathematics

  • Aptitude for close attention to detail

  • Good communication skills

  • Good computer skills

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the Associate of Applied Science in Accounting will:

  • Possess the necessary skills to perform basic functions of entry level bookkeeping/accounting positions.

  • Apply related accounting knowledge such as taxation, payroll, auditing, in performing accounting/bookkeeping functions/work.

  • Use technology (i.e. computers, accounting software, information data bases) to perform and enhance financial and management reports.

  • Use clear and concise communication to convey relevant financial and non-financial information so that decision makers can formulate informed decisions.

Career Outlook

Graduates may work in a wide variety of settings such as:

  • Accounting assistant

  • Accounting clerk

  • Accounts payable clerk

  • Billing clerk

  • Billing coordinator

  • Bookkeeper

  • Consultant

  • Junior accountant

  • Loan administrator

  • Payroll clerk

  • Public, Tax or Cost accountant

  • Staff accountant

  • Tax advisor

  • Tax preparer