The Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree at Minnesota State Community and Technical College gives students the skills and knowledge to begin their careers in accounting. Students will learn to examine, analyze, interpret, and edit accounting information in order to create financial statements, payroll and accounting reports, budgets, and state and federal income tax returns for individuals. The program also includes concepts in computerized accounting. This degree provides students with the first two years of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting subject areas.
Students will be taught a comprehensive background in the principles, procedures, and theories of organizing and running financial and business transactions. Students who complete the program are also eligible for entry-level employment in many different institutions in the accounting department. Graduates will be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge needed in accounting related careers. Individuals will also learn how to be proficient with various computerized accounting systems and software in order to process financial information. Classes include subjects on accounting software, business concepts, managerial and cost principles, financial statements, and many other topics.
This degree requires a total of 72 credit hours. Students may be required to take developmental courses in reading, math, and writing in order to prepare them for education on a college level; whether these classes are required is determined by the student’s score on the Accuplacer assessment. Students may continue their education in a related field at a baccalaureate institution and are advised to consult a counselor to ensure the transferability of the courses to the intended college or university.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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