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.
First Semester Total: 16
Second Semester Total: 17
First Semester Total: 15
- Elective(s) - ACTG, BFIN, CAPP: Credit(s): 4
Second Semester Total: 17
Total Credits: 65
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*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
For more information about this program, contact an advisor.
|Academic Advisor||Faculty Advisor|
|Jori Bullemer||Ronnie Laudati, M.B.A.|
|LRC 129||BSS 127|
|(406) 756-3905||(406) 756-3990|