Career Description

The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting degree prepares students for work in the accounting field as bookkeepers, accounting clerks, or accounting assistants who summarize and post transactions, prepare invoices, payroll, and trial balances, perform bank reconciliations, record keeping, calculations, data entry, and word processing duties, plus a variety of other accounting and general business activities.

Course of Study

The Accounting AAS degree is the final step on the accounting educational ladder within Business & Entrepreneurship studies. The degree program expands on the one-year certificate and includes further coursework in accounting and finance as well as general business and general education. In year two, students develop a greater depth of knowledge in managerial accounting and financial management as well as economics.

Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science General Requirements. In addition, students must meet the General Education Electives requirement. Some courses specified within the program may be used as General Education Electives.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  • Analyze, record, and report accounting information in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Use applicable technology available in accounting practice.
  • Communicate effectively with business professionals.
  • Practice within the legal, ethical, and economic standards of the business environment.
  • Develop and interpret accounting and financial information for decision making.