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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree Checklist

Program Description

This program is designed for students desiring a two-year, non-transfer degree program designed to prepare them to enter the workforce, sustain their career, or seek career growth opportunities in the field of accounting.
  • Students will develop skills to analyze, record, summarize and report accounting data and information
  • Students will be exposed to a comprehensive study of financial applications that may include individual income tax procedures, cost and budget analysis and automated accounting systems
  • Students will learn techniques in standard costing, variance analysis and inventory management
  • Students will participate in career development and review steps for searching for and securing a job

Practical Experience

Students will be engaged in the learning process through activities like:
  • the completion of accounting simulations and development of accounting models using current spreadsheet software and integrated accounting software
  • the development of financial forecasts from historical analysis
  • the development of problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills
  • the study of auditing theory and acceptable accounting procedures

Career Opportunities

Our Associates of Applied Science Degree in Accounting is great preparation for entry into the workforce. Entry-level accounting positions may include:
  • accounting clerk
  • payroll clerk
  • tax preparer