The accounting associate of applied science degree is designed to prepare students to fulfill many types of entry-level positions found in the field of accounting. Many students who graduate with this type of degree go on to work for accounting firms, businesses, governmental or not-for-profit organizations. Accounting associates' responsibilities may involve providing assistance to top level accountants and auditors by performing accounting, administrative and bookkeeping duties. Other functions could include compiling data required for management and governmental reports and processing customer invoices using various accounting software systems.
The associate of applied science degree is awarded for successful completion of 60 credit hours as outlined. Students desiring a less comprehensive program should consider the accounting certificate program. The accounting certificate program is designed to provide workforce training in a time period shorter than two years. The certificate is awarded for successful completion of 18 credit hours as outlined.