The Accounting Program lays a foundation for positions in business and industry specifically with accounting and bookkeeping firms, corporations and governmental agencies.
With your Accounting AAS, you have the background needed to obtain a job in accounting with the possibility of advancing to the junior accountant level.
As an accountant, you may:
- Help clients report their financial results clearly and accurately
- Review a company’s financial statements to make sure that they are being presented fairly
- Talk to controllers, chief financial officers and others
- Explore ways to make a resource supply chain more efficient and cost less money
- Provide tax services, such as preparing tax returns and doing tax planning
Total Cost of Accounting AAS
(in-district) Total Amount: $11,388.00
Credit Hours to Complete: 63
Semesters to Complete: 6
What makes MCC's Accounting AAS program better than, or distinct from, similar programs at other institutions?
- MCC's accounting programs are designed to be stackable. A stackable career track provides a pathway for advancement through a career ladder. The pathways are clearly-designed sequences of career-related courses. You can accumulate a sequence of certificates over time to build on your qualifications and to help you to advance along a career path. Stackable credentials assist you in advancing in your career, providing for higher paying jobs, which can lead to a higher standard of living.
- You'll learn from full-time faculty with over 50 combined years of teaching experience and adjunct instructors working in the accounting field today.
In addition to the Accounting AAS, we offer:
- Accounting Certificate
- Bookkeeping Certificate
- Bookkeeping Certificate, Fast Track
- Tax Practitioner Certificate
What you need to know about getting your Accounting AAS (CIP 520301)
|Additional Accounting AAS Costs||$5,340.00||$5,340.00||$5,340.00||$5,340.00|
What job opportunities are available to someone with an Accounting AAS?
- Junior Accountant
- Staff Accountant
- Tax Accountant
- Financial Services Analyst
|Occupation and Occupational Profile Link||SOC Code|
|Accountants and Auditors||13-2011|
|Business Teachers, Postsecondary||25-1011|
|Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents||13-2081|
How will MCC's Accounting AAS program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?
- Ask about internships with local employers, some paid internships may be available
By the Numbers:
- Salaries range from $35,000 to $63,000 in the middle half of accounting occupations
- Growth is expected to be 10% to 20% over the next ten years
What have graduates gone on to do?
- a senior manager at Ernst & Young
- many students transfer to four-year colleges and sit for the CPA Exam
- many choose to work locally in accounting firms, manufacturing companies and financial advisory firms
Outside the Classroom
- Take advantage of free accounting tutoring through the Sage Learning Center
- Ask about internship opportunities
- Take part in MCC's annual High School Accounting Bowl
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Illinois CPA Society
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