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

This 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.

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.

Potential Job Titles

Start Your Career in Accounting!

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Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

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

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Program Specific Requirements

All required courses must be completed with a grade of C or better to graduate.

Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.

The college minimum scores for the Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Reading Comprehension: 78
Arithmetic: 50

Note: Some programs may require assessment scores that exceed the college minimum in the areas of Arithmetic & Elementary Algebra.

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Program Faculty

  • Tracy Boman
  • Accounting Instructor
  • Campus: Thief River Falls
  • Tel: (218) 683-8727
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • John Chappell
  • Accounting Instructor
  • Campus: East Grand Forks
  • Tel: (218) 793-2621
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282

Why Choose Northland?

Northland offers a multitude of opportunities, whether you're beginning your degree or returning to college. We're affordable, convenient, and flexible. Northland Community & Technical College – it’s more than just a great education. It’s about making a career out of what you love to do. Thinking about a new career? Think Northland!

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