Blending Business and Culture
The Accounting program offers students a career ladder approach to business and office-related careers. The Accounting Technician I and II certificates are awarded to students for their progress and prepares them with the skills needed to obtain employment in a variety of entry level positions. The certificates ultimately count towards the Associate of Applied Science which is a program that is designed to place students on a pathway towards a supervisory position in an accounting and financial office environment.
The Accounting program offers a course of study that will prepare participants for employment at many different levels depending upon their previous experience. This program has the following advantages:
- The Accounting Technician I and II certificates are awarded to students for their progress and prepare them with the skills they need to obtain employment in a variety of entry-level positions. Some course flexibility is allowed within the certificate requirements to facilitate student progress and allow students to tailor the certificates to match their personal and career goals.
- The certificates ultimately count towards a Bachelors in Business Administration Degree, which is the highest level of employment readiness offered by IỊisaġvik College.
- The Associate of Applied Science program is designed to place students on a pathway towards a supervisory position in an accounting and financial office environment.
In addition, the accounting program offers students the opportunity to take courses that satisfy nearly all of the general core requirements of a four-year college. This track is recommended for students who wish to earn an associate degree, but who plan to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s degree.
Courses are offered at varying times of day in order to allow students to pursue their career goals on either a full-time or part-time basis.
Upon successful completion of the Accounting programs, graduates are able to:
- Understand fundamental accounting principles and how they are applied to achieve proper financial oversight and management.
- Balance and reconcile accounting information using generally accepted accounting principles to ensure that financial data is compiled completely and accurately.
- Use information from financial statements and other documents to support managerial decision making and assess the financial well-being of an organization.
- Gain a working knowledge of the functions of a business,
including:general management, operational effectiveness, and financial accountability.
- Understand the importance of ethical behavior in business and how organizations influence ethical behavior; demonstrate ethical behavior in personal, academic, and professional activities.
Admission Requirements & Prerequisites
Students must meet general admissions requirements.
- Certificate, Accounting Technician I
- Certificate, Accounting Technician II
- Associate of Applied Science, Accounting
Just a few of the potential career paths: Accounting Technician, Payroll Specialist, Bookkeeper, Accounts Payable Specialist, Accounts Receivable Specialist, Personal Financial Consultant and much MORE!