Accounting Technology
  • Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS)
  • Certificate of Applied Science (CAS)
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

A degree in accounting opens doors in every kind of business from coast to coast.

FVCC’s Accounting Technology program prepares students to perform basic accounting functions within a business. Students receive a well-rounded business education that includes organizational and supervisory skills. Depending upon which degree is obtained, graduates may seek employment as entry-level bookkeepers or may transfer to a four-year university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in accounting.


  • FVCC’s Associate of Science degree in Accounting Technology transfers to the University of Montana, Montana State University and other four-year institutions that offer bachelor’s degrees in accounting.
  • The annual mean wage for an accountant with a bachelor’s degree or higher working in Montana is $64,900, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • The annual mean wage for an accounting or bookkeeping clerk working in Montana is $35,170, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Attributes of Successful Accountants

  • Strong math skills
  • Enjoy learning to use new software and technology
  • Honest, trustworthy and able to maintain confidential information
  • Detail-oriented
  • Good communication skills
Accounting Transfer - AS

Accounting Transfer- AS

The study of accounting leads to career opportunities in accounting and finance. This program provides the first two years of study leading to a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Accounting Technology – CAS

Accounting Technology – CAS

The following curriculum develops the competencies needed for success as an entry-level bookkeeper and may serve as the basis for further courses leading toward a full-charge bookkeeper.

Accounting Technology – AAS

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.