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Program Details

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

The Accounting (Minnesota State Transfer Pathway) A.S. offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated accounting bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field. Universities within the Minnesota State system include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University. Students transferring to non-system universities are advised to consult with their intended transfer institution to determine transferability of the courses in this curriculum.

Program Accreditation

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

Program Learner Outcomes

  1. Student will demonstrate the ability to think critically to identify and solve accounting problems.
  2. Student will apply accounting concepts and principles in making decisions about business operations.
  3. Student will integrate management principles in relation to finance, personnel, products, services, and information.
  4. Student will prepare financial statements according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  5. Student will prepare and process payroll records and reports in compliance with state and federal requirements.
  6. Student will apply financial statement analysis and managerial accounting concepts to help plan, control, and direct business operations.
  7. Student will apply commonly used computer software programs in business and accounting decisions, including spreadsheets and databases.
  8. Student will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.