The Accounting Certificate Program prepares students for the world of work in business, industry, and government. The certificate will give students background for an entry-level position as an accounting clerk, bookkeeper, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and other possible job positions in the accounting field. This certificate program can be used for completion of the Accounting A.A.S. degree.
The Accounting Degree Program is designed to prepare students for various career opportunities in accounting, such as positions in accounting firms, industry, or government. Emphasis is placed on internal accounting procedures and generally accepted accounting principles. This program is intended to provide a foundation on which the graduate can build an accounting career through expanded experience and/or further education.
Completion of the first two semesters leads to an award of an Accounting Clerk Certificate. Students enrolling in accounting degree programs should make every possible effort to complete courses in the required sequence. When circumstances warrant deviation from prescribed plans, the department chair or one of the faculty advisors must be consulted for approval of changes including, but not limited to, substitution of courses, waiver of prerequisites, and permission to take courses.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and/or become a Certified Public Accountant should follow the Associate of Science (A.S.) Business Field of Study Degree Plan.