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Area of Study: Business
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Business
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Accounting

Choose a career that adds up

Most organizations, and many individuals, rely on the expertise of accountants. Students in ACC’s Accounting Program gain skills in payroll processing, cost accounting, tax preparation, and more. You can pursue a transfer to a bachelor’s degree program to become a licensed accountant, or you can earn a certificate for quick entry into the field.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Treasurers and Controllers
59.48 Hourly Wage 2735 Currently Employed
Direct financial activities, such as planning, procurement, and investments for all or part of an organization.
2735 Treasurers and Controllers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.92 % over the next four years.
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Credit Analysts
33.6 Hourly Wage 833 Currently Employed
Analyze credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. Prepare reports with credit information for use in decision making.
833 Credit Analysts are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.56 % over the next four years.
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Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
20.6 Hourly Wage 1979 Currently Employed
Determine tax liability or collect taxes from individuals or business firms according to prescribed laws and regulations.
1979 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents are employed. This number is expected to increase by 2.68 % over the next four years.
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Tax Preparers
23.45 Hourly Wage 1029 Currently Employed
Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.
1029 Tax Preparers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 5.64 % over the next four years.
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Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
19.39 Hourly Wage 10891 Currently Employed
Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.
10891 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks are employed. This number is expected to increase by 2.65 % over the next four years.
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Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
21.09 Hourly Wage 954 Currently Employed
Compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks.
954 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks are employed. This number is expected to increase by 5.14 % over the next four years.
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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

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Program Map

View the program maps below to see the sequence of courses needed to complete your chosen degree or certificate in this program.

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

Accounting Tax Specialist
Accounting Technician
Accounting, Specialist


Certificate Level 1

Accounting Clerk
Accounting Tax Specialist


Certificate Level 4

Accounting Specialist Advanced Technical Certificate
Professional Accountant Advanced Technical Certificate
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Program Accreditations

ACC’s Accounting Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.

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