Accounting General Info
After the first two semesters of the program, you will be prepared for an entry-level position in bookkeeping and general accounting. If you graduate from the two-year degree program, you will have additional skills useful in a public, private, or government accounting career.
As the economy grows, the number of business establishments will increase, requiring more accountants and auditors to set up books, prepare taxes, and provide management advice.
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- Associate of Applied Science Degree
- Four Semesters
- Clerical Accounting (option) – Two semesters; graduates receive a diploma
- Fall semester entry for full-time students; part-time students may enter any term
- Basic algebra skills
- Reading comprehension and deductive reasoning
- Excellent organizational skills
- Enjoys puzzle solving
- Keyboarding and 10-key skills a plus
- This program is fully online; however, some courses are available on campus.
Student Story PAIGE VAN DEN TOP
“I am planning to become a Certified Public Accountant and knew I could start towards that goal by attending NCC. The College is close and affordable and has a flexible schedule. I’ve gotten great experience working with the VITA site, preparing taxes for those who need help.”
Rock Rapids, IA
Requirements for this program
|FIRST YEAR||(FACE TO FACE OR ONLINE)|
|ACC131-A||Principles of Accounting I||4|
|CSC110-A||Introduction to Computers||3|
|ACC132-A||Principles of Accounting II||4|
|PSY111-A||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PSY102-E||Human and Work Relations||3|
|ECN120-A||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECN130-A||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|Clerical Accounting Diploma Awarded|
|FIN130-A||Principles of Finance||3|
|ACC231-A||Intermediate Accounting I||4|
|BUS185-A||Business Law I||3|
|MGT101-A||Principles of Management||3|
|ACC261-A||Income Tax Accounting||3|
|ACC232-A||Intermediate Accounting II||4|
|BUS186-A||Business Law II||3|
*You must select a math course with an A suffix.
NOTE: Satisfactory assessment scores and/or prerequisites are required for some courses.
Frequently Asked Questions
Accounting graduates find work in bookkeeping, at CPA firms, and at banks.
$27,000–$33,000 a year.
There will be about a 50/50 split between lecture and “lab”. Lab work is paper, pencil and computer work.
This program is very inventive. The instructor is willing to try new learning techniques and ideas and see how students will grow using them. The advisory board also ensures that students are learning the appropriate things in order to become successful in their field after graduation.
The Financial Aid Office will work with you to reach the goal of attending college. Federal and state programs, scholarships and other funding sources, may be available to help you to afford college. We know there are a lot of questions and stress planning to pay for a college education. The Financial Aid Office staff administers aid programs and counsels students in planning individual methods of meeting college costs. Contact the Financial Aid Office for answers to any questions regarding financial aid. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started! Northwest Iowa Community College follows a nationally accepted philosophy in administering financial aid programs.