The Rose State College AAS degree Accounting Program provides basic accounting and business knowledge as a foundation for students to pursue professional opportunities in government, industry, financial institutions, and nonprofit organizations.
Accountants are expected to play key roles in the management of growing companies.
The degree program emphasizes technology accounting skills for the design and implementation of information systems in the business enterprise.
In addition, two new accounting classes offer professional certification. Professional Bookkeeping Course and Short-Term Financial Management prepare students to take professional certification exams and be eligible for immediate employment.
Professional Bookkeeping Course
Short-Term Financial Management Course
Plan for scheduling your accounting courses:
The Accounting Applied Science degree program exists to provide career-oriented students with educational opportunities in both lecture and computer hands-on environments to prepare them to enter and work successfully in an accounting position. The Accounting Program requires 60 to 65 credit hours.
A typical program of students includes:
||BA1403 or ENGL 1323
||HIST 1213 or 1223
||MATH or SCIENCE
||ECON 2103 or 2503
||MM 2103 or 2113
*ACCT 1123 prerequisite must be satisfied
Accounting Career Information:
Accounting Program Objectives
Accountants design, install, maintain and use general accounting systems to prepare, analyze and verify financial reports and related economic information.
Accountants work for national and international accounting firms, business enterprises, federal and state government, and non-profit organizations.
In the public accounting area, two-year graduates would be employed in positions of staff accountants and may assist in conducting audits or various tax functions.
In the private accounting area, two-year graduates would be employed in accounting positions assisting clients in the design and implementation of accounting information systems and tax functions for the business enterprise.
Accountants work with:
- Financial reports and records
- Computers and computerized accounting software
- Invoices, bank forms, payroll forms, tax forms, inventory records.
- Government rules and regulations
- General accepted accounting principles
- Generally accepted auditing standards
Accounts should be able to:
- Perform thought-provoking tasks, be accurate and do precise work
- Analyze, sort out details, and work with figures
- Communicate well with clients and co-workers
- Use computers and computerized software