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2023-2024 College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Specialist

Location(s): Calmar, Peosta, Online


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Campus Location: Calmar, Peosta, Online

Program Entry: Enrollment may occur during any semester. Fall semester is the start of the face-to-face program sequence.  Spring is the start of the online program sequence.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree

Description: This program is designed to prepare you for employment opportunities in the accounting field. Upon completion of the program, you should be prepared to enter business in the areas of cost accounting, general accounting and many other specialized areas of financial reporting. You will study professional and ethical behavioral case studies for business and will attain the oral and written communication skills necessary for success. Technical courses in accounting, income tax and payroll with commercial software will allow you to seek advanced placement in accounting departments. Requirements include accounting principles and practice in addition to general and occupational information.

Employment opportunities are currently found in small businesses, governmental agencies, manufacturing industries, legal and accounting firms, insurance offices and agribusiness firms.

Program Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will be able to demonstrate financial and managerial accounting skills to solve problems.
  • Students will be able to construct written documents that meet professional standards when dealing with organizations’ stakeholders.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate professional and human relation skills necessary in both business clients and personal consumers.
  • Students will be able to show how to resolve ethical issues in an organizational setting.
  • Students will be able to make use of accounting information in the decision-making process pertaining to operating performance and financial position of a company.
  • Students will be able to analyze the financial health of an organization.
  • Students will be able to apply accounting and spreadsheet software to make informed decisions about the operating and financial position of a company.

Enrollment Process: See Enrollment Process  

Minimum Credits: 65

Course Sequence


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This Associate of Applied Science degree program requires a minimum of 15 credits of transfer-level general education electives from Communication, Humanities, Math, Science, or Social Science.  Three of these hours can include SDV:179 The College Experience.  If The College Experience course is waived or transfers in for less than three credits, an additional general education elective is required.

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