To prepare graduates for vocationally-oriented accounting positions.
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AAS Accounting Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the AAS Accounting program, the graduate will:
- Use current business management practices to assist in the leading and managing of a diverse workforce.
- Communicate and express ideas orally and in writing.
- Utilize the major componenets of the accounting information system, record transactions into various journals and ledgers, and prepare the primary fiancial statements for a sole proprietorship, partnership, or small corporation.
- Apply the fundamentals of aborption, job and process costing, including fixed and variable costs, contribution margin/breakeven analysis, budgeting and variance analysis, and relevant cost/revenues.
- Apply economic theory to the analysis of a variety of private and public policy concerns using basic economic concepts and analytical tools.
- Collect, summarize, disburse, and use various forms of information to aid in the running of a business.
- Use marketing fundamentals relating to product development, pricing, promotion, and distribution.
- Identify and apply relevent elements of law, including contracts, partnerships, corporations, Uniform Commercial Code sales, secured transactions, banking and professional liability.
- Utilize modern technology to monitor, display, and report common business issues and successes.
General Requirements & Electives
ENGL 111 Methods of Written Communication (3)
ENGL 211, ENGL 212, ENGL 213, or CIOS 260A (3)
Math 105 Interediate Algebra or higher (3)
Six credits of general course requiements: Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, or Social Sciences (3)
ACCT 101 Principles of Fincancial Accounting I (3)
ACCT102 Principles of Financial Accounting II (3)
ACCT 202 principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
ACCT 210 Income Tax Preparation (3)
ACCT 225 Payroll Accounting (3)
ACCT 230 Workpaper Preparation & Presentation (3)
BA 151 Introduction to Business (3)
BA/JUST 241 Business Law I (3)
CIS 110 Computer Concepts in Business (3)
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
MATH 105 Intermediate Algebra (3)
Graduates of this program possess a solid foundation for a career in the accounting field. Continuing education will prepare students for management-level careers in business, government, and other organizations.
The AAS Accounting degree prepares students for entry-level accounting positions such as bookkeeper, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll clerk; assistant to line and staff accountants; or as paraprofessionals in CPA firms. The program emphasizes understanding the accounting cycle, processes and procedures, as well as generally accepted accounting principles.
Accounting Clerks in Alaska earn over $20/hour. Students who go on to earn a bachelors degee and become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) can earn more than $35/hour.*
Alaska's employment growth for Accounting Clerks is moderate with very high employment opportunities.*