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Accounting
Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

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Accounting is one of the most rapidly expanding fields in today's economy. Since it is service oriented, it involves working with people almost as much as with financial records. Accountants not only collect and report financial data, but they also serve as the link between the data and the people who use it.

Can Accounting majors transfer to a four-year college or university?
Articulation agreements with public and private institutions offer students who earn the A.A.S. degree the opportunity to transfer all of their coursework to the four-year institution. Students in specialized programs, or who earn an A.A.S. degree should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.

What will students learn studying Accounting?
They acquire an extensive background in accounting and a strong fundamental knowledge of the major functions of business and industry. They study business law, business organization and management, mathematics and economics.

Are there any requirements students must satisfy before taking courses in the major? 
Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completing the appropriate class.

How long will it take to complete this degree? 
Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.