Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting prepares its graduates for entry-level positions in a variety of business enterprises.  The Accounting program is designed to build a solid foundation in accounting principles, theories, and practices.  Program objectives focus on the study of financial, managerial, and tax accounting theory and procedures along with developing intellectual, interpersonal, and communication skills.  Over the course of study students develop the ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles, make sound and ethical decisions, and use commons business and accounting software.

If the following profile describes you, then a career in Accounting may be in your future:

  • I am very detailed-oriented.
  • I enjoy doing research and have a high level of critical reading ability.
  • I have great analytical skills and take pleasure in analyzing, comparing, and interpreting data.
  • I am interested in a profession that frequently challenges me.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Prepare financial statements and process financial transactions throughout the accounting cycle
  • Analyze financial and business information to support planning and decision-making
  • Perform payroll preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks
  • Perform cost accounting preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks
  • Perform individual and/or organizational tax accounting preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks
  • Identify and analyze internal controls to reduce risk

Helpful High School Courses

The following are not required for admission into this program but help students prepare for this degree:

  • Accounting
  • Algebra
  • Business Math
  • English
  • Bookkeeping
  • Economics
  • Computers (Keyboarding, Word, Excel)
  • DECA and FBLA Leadership