• Credits: 60
  • Degree Type: A.A.S.
  • Campus: East Grand Forks

Program Overview

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Accounting program provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare financial statements and reports for a business, including the ability to examine, analyze, interpret, and correct accounting data and records. In addition, training is provided in budget preparation, payroll preparation, and filing of quarterly/yearly state and federal reports. Finally, computerized accounting concepts and applications, as well as spreadsheet concepts and applications, are included in this program.

The required Liberal Arts courses for this program will help to develop personal and professional skills essential for career success especially in the areas of mathematics, economics, and communications.

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An estimated 21,000 persons are employed in this large occupation in Minnesota. Most employees are concentrated in large urban areas, but accounting opportunities are available in almost every town. Accountants are employed by businesses, industry, and government agencies. These businesses include public accounting firms, banks, hospitals, school districts, private business of every type, and non-profit governmental agencies. Many accountants are self employed. Accountants may enter as junior accountants and staff auditors and may advance to section supervisor or partner. Accountants working for industry start as trainees and with managerial skills, may advance to management positions such as office manager or controller.

The employment outlook for accountants in the state of Minnesota from 2010 to 2020 is 10.6%, a high career growth.

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Program Courses

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ACCT 1104 Payroll 3 credits
ACCT 1108 Busn Math/Calculators 3 credits
ACCT 1124 Spreadsheet Concepts 3 credits
ACCT 1128 Computerized Acct I 3 credits
ACCT 2200 Income Tax 3 credits
ACCT 2204 Intermediate Acct I 4 credits
ACCT 2208 Cost Accounting 3 credits
ACCT 2214 Intermediate Acct II 4 credits
ACCT 2220 Accounting Capstone 4 credits
BUSN 2218 Legal Environment Busn 3 credits
BUSN 2221 Prin of Accounting I 4 credits
BUSN 2222 Prin of Accounting II 4 credits
CPTR 1104 Intro to Computer Tech 3 credits
CRLT 2103 Job Seeking/Keeping 1 credits
ECON 2202 Macroeconomics 3 credits
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3 credits
MATH 1110 College Algebra 3 credits
PHIL 1102 Intro to Ethics 3 credits
SPCH 1101 Intro to Public Speaking 3 credits

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