Program Description: The Accounting program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the accounting profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Areas covered in this program include maintaining a set of books for business entities, account classifications, subsidiary record accounting, corporate accounting, cost accounting, payroll, computerized accounting, spreadsheet and database fundamentals, tax preparation, and word processing. The program emphasizes a combination of accounting theory and practical application necessary for successful employment using both manual and computerized accounting systems. Program graduates receive either an Accounting diploma or an Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree. High school graduation or GED is required for admission to this program.
Employment Opportunities: As an accounting technician assistant, the graduate can look forward to an interesting and rewarding career with public accounting firms, banking and credit companies, governmental agencies, service businesses, and merchandising/ manufacturing corporations.