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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.
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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

RIndicates Related Instructionrequirement.

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.



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 callard@fvcc.edu.
  • 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 an advisor.

Academic Advisor Faculty Advisor
Jori Bullemer Ronnie Laudati, M.B.A.
LRC 129 BSS 127
(406) 756-3905 (406) 756-3990
jbullemer@fvcc.edu rlaudati@fvcc.edu


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