Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Great Falls College Montana State University

Program Details

The online AAS in Accounting degree program from Great Falls College Montana State University prepares students for employment in public, private, or governmental agencies as accounting clerks, accounting technicians, bookkeepers, accounting support personnel, or payroll assistants. Graduates possess the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • Prepare financial records for a business
  • Prepare & interpret financial statements of a business while applying generally accepted accounting principles
  • Understand internal controls necessary in business organizations
  • Perform accounting functions for sole proprietorships, partnerships & corporations
  • Use computerized accounting software
  • Compute payrolls & prepare basic federal & state payroll tax forms & returns
  • Prepare basic income tax returns for individuals & businesses using commercial tax preparation software


  • High school and college (if applicable) transcripts
  • COMPASS placement test (may be waived by ACT/SAT scores or previous college credit in math and writing)

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities