Accounting - A.S. Degree

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Program Information

This program is designed primarily for students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree in accounting or finance at a four-year institution. Graduates of this program have also successfully entered the workplace in a variety of entry-level accounting-related positions. The program offers not only an extensive background in accounting but also a strong fundamental knowledge of the major functions of business and industry.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Describe and implement all the steps in the accounting cycle.
  • Construct and interpret basic financial statements (balance sheets, income statements, the statement of cash flow, etc.).
  • Identify and develop effective internal control systems.
  • Identify unethical accounting practices and describe the basic aspects of the Sarbane-Oxley Act as related to ethical accounting practices.
  • Utilize computer spreadsheet programs to record various types of accounting information and perform basic day-to-day accounting operations.

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