Are you good with numbers? Do you have an organized mind that's good with details? Do you want to improve your ability to work with figures, think critically and make informed decisions, whatever your career path? Are you looking for a job that will always be in demand?
Small to large businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, educational institutions — all need trained accounting personnel to make sure that financial transactions are handled properly and accurate records are kept. Workers entering this challenging profession may analyze financial records, manage budgets, perform cost analysis, evaluate taxes and more.
Accounting Degree and Certificate Options
Our Accounting program emphasizes internal accounting procedures and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as they apply to external reporting. You'll learn the complete accounting cycle for service, merchandising and manufacturing businesses, from analyzing and recording business transactions to preparing financial statements, reconciling bank accounts, depreciating plant assets and using different inventory methods.
We emphasize both manual and computerized applications, including general ledger packages (such as QuickBooks and Peachtree) and Excel. As an Accounting student, you'll develop and improve your 10-key and word processing skills as well.
Our program design allows you to continue your training from one level to another in a building block format that saves you time and money. For instance, courses for the one-semester Accounting Clerk Certificate apply toward the Accounting Assistant Certificate, which you can earn the following semester — and then apply toward the associate degree in accounting.
You can also just take accounting courses to strengthen your overall education, as well as select business and accounting electives in areas of special interest or job opportunity.