Accounting Technology – AAS
This program is designed to give the student a high level of proficiency as a technical accountant and leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting Technology. A technical accountant will possess the skills necessary to perform all accounting functions within the business organization except those of a very advanced nature. The student receives a well-rounded business education and should be able to perform organizational and supervisory duties within the office. Upon completion of the program, students will:
- Understand different types of business organizations;
- Understand the internal control structure of a business organization;
- Analyze and record financial transactions in a manual and computerized general ledger;
- Prepare financial statements according to generally accepted accounting standards;
- Analyze and prepare financial information for management decision making;
- Prepare personal income tax returns;
- Process payroll transactions in accordance with current payroll reporting requirements;
- Develop and apply flexible solutions to accounting problems with the use of spreadsheets;
- Complete tasks for the accounting cycle using general ledger accounting software; and
- Communicate financial information effectively within a business environment.
- All required courses within this degree program must be taken for a letter grade. Only electives may be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) basis.
- An internship is required for this program. Students must apply for internship placements for this program the prior semester. See page 22 for more information and application deadlines.
- Students enrolled in this program may participate in a Service Learning opportunity, which could qualify them to be eligible to receive an education award. For more information, please contact the AmeriCorps ofﬁce at (406) 756-3908.
- If you are considering transfer to a four-year college, some of the courses will transfer as electives only. See your advisor. If you are going to graduate in the current academic year, you must see an advisor in the Business Division prior to enrolling fall semester
Opportunities after Graduation
Graduates work as bookkeepers, accounts payable/receivable clerks, staff accountants and ofﬁce managers. The majority of new jobs will be created in small, rapidly growing organizations. Many opportunities for temporary and part-time work should be available. Experienced bookkeeping and accounting clerks may move into management positions.
For general information, contact the Admissions office: (406) 756-3847.
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