Accounting General Info
As an Accounting student, you will work extensively with all aspects of the accounting cycle to prepare yourself for entry-level employment in a variety of accounting and financial settings.
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. If you someday plan on continuing your education to get a bachelor’s degree, you may want to consider the Pre-Professional Accounting program.
- 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
Requirements for this program
|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|
|ACC261-A||Income Tax Accounting||3|
|BUS185-A||Business Law I||3|
|MGT101-A||Principles of Management||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.
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
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