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The Accounting Associate in Applied Science Degree curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the language of business accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.

In addition to course work in accounting principles, theories, and practice, students will study business law, finance, management, and economics. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics.

Ranked #4 Affordable Online Associate Degrees in Accounting in the Nation

What skills will I learn?

Record Keeping, Accounting, Income Tax Preparation, Managerial Oversight and Reporting, Data Processing, Payroll Operation

What tools or equipment will I be exposed to?

Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; Quickbooks, Tax Preparation Software

What job opportunities will I have?

Accounting Clerk, Tax Preparation, Financial Advisor, Small Business Owner/Manager, Accounts Payable Management, Accounts Receivable Management, Payroll Management, Positions in Sales

What industries or fields can I work in upon completion of my degree?

Insurance, Banking, Finance, Healthcare, Local and Federal Government, Retail Services, Manufacturing, and Law

What is the salary range and job outlook for Accounting graduates?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in business administration is projected to grow at 13% per year over the next decade. In 2013, the average wage for accounting clerks was $35,170, and the degree offers graduates a pathway to a field that is in high demand with many opportunities for advancement.

With additional training what other kinds of jobs could I get?

CPA, Middle and Senior Management, Staff Accountant, Auditor, Controller, Chief Financial Officer

Required Courses

PDF Accounting Certificate Required Courses
PDF Accounting Diploma Required Courses
PDF Associates of Applied Science - Accounting Required Courses

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Terri Fesmire-Kennedy
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