About the department
The Accounting program prepares the student for a career as an accounting professional in business, industry, government, or public accounting. Students receive instruction in accounting concepts, computerized accounting, payroll accounting, tax accounting, managerial accounting, and spreadsheets for accounting.
The Accounting Department educates students to manage, thrive, and lead in various careers at both intermediate and long-term horizons. We also train students who will not be accountants but will benefit immensely from understanding financial statements and the overall financial reporting environment. Our objective is to prepare all students at every level to excel by focusing on the fundamentals of informed and ethical decision-making in the accounting profession. Accessibility to expert faculty teaching in addition to our collaborative environment is a crucial element of the success of students who take our courses.
Curriculum and Program Learning Outcomes
One advantage of accounting department curriculum is its breadth of business coursework and strong liberal arts foundation. Employers appreciate the critical thinking and communication skills that our graduates bring to the workplace. We go beyond the numbers to meet market demands and prepare our students to become the future of the accounting profession. Our students learn that accounting blends business expertise and knowledge with communication skills to improve organizational decision-making. We emphasize that accountants play a key role in the continued growth of a prosperous society, and that accounting, like nuances in other languages, both affects and is affected by the business reality and culture.
This two-year Associate program is designed to provide you with the accounting, computer and business knowledge needed for accounting positions in both the private and public business sectors. Principles addressed are applicable to sole proprietorship, partnerships and corporations, as well as to service, merchandising and manufacturing firms.