McHenry County College

8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60012-2761

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Accounting

Program Details

McHenry College's Associate Accounting Program provides students with a foundation for a future in the field of business as a whole or specifically in the field of accounting. Accountants compile and analyze business reports and prepare financial statements for businesses such as balance sheets, profit and loss statements and tax reports. Accounting is a field that is constantly growing, and as procedures within the industry continue to become more complicated, well-educated accountants are in an increasingly high demand.  An Associate's Degree in accounting can provide the background necessary for students to find employment in the field, with the possibility of advancing as far as the junior accountant level. This program specifically focuses on qualifying students for jobs with accounting and bookkeeping firms, corporations, and government agencies.

This program consists of 62-63 total credit hours, split between accounting core classes, business core classes, and other general education classes. Students will take 30 hours worth of accounting-specific core classes, including courses like computer applications for accounting, managerial accounting, and cost accounting; 18 to 19 credit hours will be earned in business core classes, with courses in fields like computer information systems, management, and marketing.  The remaining hours are split among general education classes in communications, humanities and fine arts, math, and social sciences.

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Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission



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