Programs & Degrees

Accounting

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Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening and online courses
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer, Full- or Part-Time

Accounting — Associate in Applied Science Degree (60 credits)
Accountant — Diploma (45 credits)
Accounting Technician — Certificate (30 credits)
Accounting Clerk — Certificate (9 credits)

About the Program


Century's comprehensive program offers you an overview of the profession, from accounting practice fundamentals to advanced accounting principles. It offers the opportunity to study the basics of accounting or continue on and study more advanced accounting principles. Century's accounting program prepares you for a variety of positions, from an entry-level job as a clerk to a manager in an accounts payable, accounts receivable or payroll department. This is important because the professionals who have the skills and abilities to do a wider range of bookkeeping and accounting activities will be in greater demand than specialized clerks.

Potential Job Titles


Billing clerks
Bookkeeping and accounting clerks

Salary Data


  • Billing clerk
    Average Wage: $18.22/hour
    Top Earners: $23.36/hour
  • Bookkeeping and accounting clerks
    Average Wage: $18.96/hour
    Top Earners: $25.66/hour
(seven county metro area - www.iseek.org)

Learning Outcomes


Accounting - AAS 64 credits

  • Have the requisite knowledge, skill and ability to transfer successfully into the 3rd year of baccalaureate degrees in accounting at other colleges and universities.
  • Be aware of professional ethics in the accounting field.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically to identify and solve accounting problems.
  • Understand the accountant/client relationship.
  • Communicate effectively and work in teams as is appropriate in the accounting field.

Accountant - Diploma 45 credits

  • Have the requisite knowledge, skill and ability to transfer successfully into the 3rd year of baccalaureate degrees in accounting at other colleges and universities.
  • Be aware of professional ethics in the accounting field.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically to identify and solve accounting problems.
  • Understand the accountant/client relationship.
  • Communicate effectively and work in teams as is appropriate in the accounting field.

Accounting Technician - Certificate 30 credits

  • Qualified for an accounting clerk, technician, bookkeeper, or entry-level accountant at certain companies.
  • Be aware of professional ethics in the accounting field.
  • Create accounting reports and financial statements.
  • Apply and perform skills in accounting for payroll.
  • Identify, interpret, and apply tax law to income tax preparations.

Accounting Clerk - AS 9 credits

  • Apply and perform skills in accounting for payroll.
  • Demonstrate academic skills in accounting skills at an entry level in accounting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically to identify and solve accounting problems.
  • Qualified for an accounting clerk, technician, bookkeeper, or entry level accountant at certain companies.

Program Prerequisites


Proficiency in keyboarding (30 WPM or OFFT 1001)

Gainful Employment Program Information


Contact Information


Admissions Office 651.773.1700 admissions@century.edu Room 2350 West
Counseling & Advising Office 651.779.3285 Ask Century Room 2410 West
Financial Aid Office 651.779.3305 finaid@century.edu Room 2320 West

Program Contact Information


Al Aspelund651.779.3998al.aspelund@century.eduRoom 2244 East
Evan Barshack651.748.5320evan.barshack@century.eduRoom 2242 East