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Program Details

Program specifics about earning an Accounting A.A.S. Degree at Northland.

The Associate of 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.

Program Accreditation

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

Learner Outcomes

  1. Student will complete accounting simulations using appropriate software such as: integrated accounting software, spreadsheets, and other business software applications.
  2. Student will analyze and apply accounting concepts to service and merchandising organizations.
  3. Student will apply current accounting principles to cost and managerial accounting practices.
  4. Student will integrate basic business law concepts to the practice of entry-level accounting.
  5. Student will prepare and process payroll records and reports in compliance with state and federal requirements.
  6. Student will prepare financial statements according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  7. Student will perform financial statements analysis to measure liquidity, solvency and profitability.
  8. Student will demonstrate knowledge of accounting issues for corporate entities.
  9. Student will interpret the Internal Revenue Code for individual, partnership, and business tax returns.
  10. Student will apply effective professional communication skills in written documents, oral discussions, and class presentations.