Jul 14, 2024  
NIACC Catalog 2022-2023 
NIACC Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, A.A.S

Opportunities await graduates of NIACC’s Accounting Associate in Applied Science Degree. This program is designed to prepare students for an exciting career in the accounting/bookkeeping job market–a field offering students many dynamic and challenging career opportunities. This program may be completed in four semesters by following the suggested curriculum, or it can be spread over five or more semesters to meet the scheduling needs of the student. The NIACC Business Division is available to assist students with job placement options. For specific transfer options, students should contact the NIACC Business Division or a NIACC counselor.

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Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities may be found in a wide variety of businesses:

  • Agricultural Industries
  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Educational Institutions
  • Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies
  • Hospitals and Health Care Providers
  • Insurance Companies

Occupational titles include:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable/Payable Manager
  • Bookkeeper
  • Credit Analyst
  • Credit Counselor
  • Contract Administrator
  • Financial Planner
  • Payroll Manager
  • Tax Preparer

Upon successful completion of the Accounting curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Students who have completed the Accounting Diploma program may apply semester hours earned from that program toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Students who plan to pursue a four-year degree and need to meet general education requirements of transfer institutions should strive for an Associate in Arts Degree. Several of the first-year requirements are the same for both the A.A.S. and the A.A. Degree.