Accounting

  • Credits: 60
  • Degree Type: A.A.S.
  • Campus: East Grand Forks, Thief River Falls

Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Accounting program provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare financial statements and reports for a business, including the ability to examine, analyze, interpret, and correct accounting data and records. In addition, training is provided in budget preparation, payroll preparation, and filing of quarterly/yearly state and federal reports. Finally, computerized accounting concepts and applications, as well as spreadsheet concepts and applications, are included in this program.

The required Liberal Arts courses for this program will help to develop personal and professional skills essential for career success especially in the areas of mathematics, economics, and communications.






Employment Information

An estimated 21,000 persons are employed in this large occupation in Minnesota. Most employees are concentrated in large urban areas, but accounting opportunities are available in almost every town. Accountants are employed by businesses, industry, and government agencies. These businesses include public accounting firms, banks, hospitals, school districts, private business of every type, and non-profit governmental agencies. Many accountants are self employed. Accountants may enter as junior accountants and staff auditors and may advance to section supervisor or partner. Accountants working for industry start as trainees and with managerial skills, may advance to management positions such as office manager or controller.

Career Outlook

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Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ACCT 1104 Payroll 3
ACCT 1108 Busn Math/Calculators 3
ACCT 1124 Spreadsheet Concepts 3
ACCT 1128 Computerized Acct I 3
ACCT 2200 Income Tax 3
ACCT 2204 Intermediate Acct I 4
ACCT 2210 Income Tax II 3
ACCT 2214 Intermediate Acct II 4
ACCT 2221 Accounting Capstone 4
BUSN 2218 Legal Environment Busn 3
BUSN 2221 Prin of Accounting I 4
BUSN 2222 Prin of Accounting II 4
CPTR 1104 Intro to Computer Tech 3
CRLT 2103 Job Seeking/Keeping 1
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3
MATH 1110 College Algebra 3
PHIL 1102 Intro to Ethics 3
SPCH 1101 Intro to Public Speaking 3
  G9: Ethic/Civic Resp Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3
TOTAL CREDITS: 60
 

Program Elective Course Options

For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.

Course # Course Name Credits
G9: Ethical/Civic Responsibility Electives
BUSN 1115 Personal Financial Mgmt 3
ECON 2202 Macroeconomics 3

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