The purpose of the accounting associate degree program is to develop business people for entry-level positions in management accounting, financial services, auditing, management services, governmental and nonprofit agencies, public accounting, and taxation. There is an emphasis upon developing an understanding and respect for the ethical and professional standards of the accounting profession. Accountants are trained in our program to develop problem-solving skills and increase efficiency, improving both operating results and business value for their prospective employers.
Accounting courses are taught using case studies, problems, and computer applications so that concepts can be applied to real-life situations. The high level of student-professor interaction provides a learning environment that contributes to students with the practical experience and the skills that they need to participate in the fast-paced business environment.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to identify normal balances for accounts.
- Students will be able to prepare accurate journal entries.
- Students will be experienced in business software common to business functions.
An Associate of Science in Accounting prepares students to perform junior level accounting jobs such as bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and inventory tracking and analysis. Students are also prepared to continue the pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. The accounting degree program uses the TEAM approach described on the College of Professional Studies . Courses marked with an asterisk (*) require TEAM enrollment.