Program Overview

Yavapai College offers business-minded students the opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting through an online format. The online degree program is designed for students seeking to expand their educational endeavors, while earning an introductory accounting degree. The 60 credit hour program may be ideal for students who are seeking entry-level positions working as or with accounting professionals. The program aims to give undergraduate students the necessary resources to gain a broad academic understanding of accounting basics while also acquiring key critical thinking skills.

Accounting can be described as the working system of creating, maintaining, and auditing financial records of an organization. Accounting professionals may use the earned degree to become accountants, who are licensed and certified to legally evaluate financial records and report findings to appropriate persons. The increasing awareness of fraud and white-collar crime has stiffened the requirements expected from accounting specialists. Students may use the concepts learned from this degree for better judgment, ethical practices, and overall professionalism when preparing and submitting financial documents.

The 60 credit hour AAS degree program is comprised of essential accounting topics of interest. The curriculum introduces students to concepts of: Basic Tax Planning, Payroll Accounting, Computer Accounting with Quickbooks, and Microsoft Office. Upon successful completion of the accounting degree program, graduates should be able to the learned fundamentals towards current or future careers.

Graduates may be well rounded and business-minded professionals, able to contribute to an academic society. Accounting is a critical component to a successful economy, and many communities and organizations are highly dependent on professional graduates when making important financial decisions. Graduates should be able to use the formal degree for immediate entry into the competitive job market, or for those students continuing their educational pursuits, at an Arizona college or university, or any other transfer accepting institution.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    School Overview

    Yavapai College is a public, two-year, community college that was founded in 1965. The main campus is located in Prescott, Arizona with satellite campuses located throughout Arizona. Yavapai College has the mission of providing quality, higher learning and cultural resources for the diverse populations of Yavapai County.

    Yavapai College offers a wide variety of programs leading to certificates, degrees, and transfer programs. To help accommodate students with hectic schedules, Yavapai College offers weekday classes, evening classes, weekend classes and even online classes for students who may be unable to commute to campus.


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