Accounting Technology, AAS

This program gives students 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 an 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 this program, students will be able to

  • 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.
Required Courses
First Year
Fall Semester
First Semester Total: 16
Spring Semester
Second Semester Total: 17
Second Year
Fall Semester
First Semester Total: 15
Spring Semester
Second Semester Total: 17
Total Credits: 65
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Program Information
  • 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 or capstone is required for this program. Students must apply for internship placementsthe prior semester. For more information and application deadlines, contact Cathy Allard at (406) 756-3803 or
  • If you are considering transfer to a four-year college, some of the courses will transfer as electives only. See your advisor for more information.
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.
Advising Information:
For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or the Faculty Advisor.
Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor
Jori Bullemer Ronnie Laudati, M.B.A.
LRC 146 BSS 127
(406) 756-3905 (406) 756-3990

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