About the Accounting AAS

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: $12,580.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 69

Weeks to Complete: 80

Accounting Degree and Certificate Requirements

Accounting AAS Gainful Employment Disclosure Data

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:

What you need to know about getting your Accounting AAS (CIP 52.0301 )

Total Accounting AAS Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $7,590.00 $26,714.00 $32,426.00 $32,426.00
Additional Accounting AAS Costs $4,990.00 $4,990.00 $4,990.00 $4,990.00
Program Total $12,580.00 $31,704.00 $37,416.00 $37,416.00


What job opportunities are available to someone with an Accounting AAS?

  • Junior Accountant
  • Staff Accountant
  • Tax Accountant
  • Financial Services Analyst
Occupations that Accounting AAS prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Accountants and Auditors 13-2011
Budget Analysts 13-2031
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1011
Credit Analysts 13-2041
Financial Examiners 13-2061
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 $20,170 to $81,740 in the middle half of accounting occupations
  • Growth is expected to be faster than average through 2026

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

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