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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.

Students of Century's Accounting program will:

  • Analyze and interpret key financial data to guide sound fiscal management
  • Create unique business solutions using advanced software and effective organizational techniques
  • Engage powerful business applications and simulations while applying essential strategies in both personal and corporate environments

This degree is designed to prepare the student for entry level positions ranging from management of accounts payable and accounts receivable to a position that requires the professional skills to be a full charge accountant. The second year of the program will emphasize research of financial and managerial accounting topics, the development of professional contracts and writing professional reports. The graduate will find employment opportunities in profit and non-profit entities.

Accounting Transfer Pathway AS Degree

The Accounting Transfer Pathway AS degree offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an associate degree whose course credits will directly transfer to designated Accounting bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The entire curriculum has been carefully designed to guarantee junior-year status to students who have been admitted to one of the seven Minnesota State universities. There, students can complete their bachelor’s degree by earning 60 additional credits.

Minnesota State universities include:  Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

Planning for Your Program

Transfer

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Potential Job Titles

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  • Billing Clerks
  • Bookkeeping and Accounting Clerks

Salary Data

Billing Clerk
Average Wage: $18.48/hour
Top Earners: $24.55/hour

Bookkeeping and Accounting Clerks
Average Wage: $19.78/hour
Top Earners: $27.65/hour

Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu