Accounting Associate in Science Degree

The Associate in Science Degree in accounting combines an in-depth understanding of accounting principles with a breadth of business knowledge. Students who complete the outlined course of study will be prepared for employment in the accounting and accounting-related professions. These students will have acquired skills in basic accounting, both manual and computerized. The students will acquire some managerial, cost, and manufacturing accounting skills, which will in addition to preparing accounting data, enable them to analyze and make decisions regarding such. They will in addition have acquired skills to use word processing and spreadsheet applications. They will have acquired skills to help them with communication both oral and written. Some courses offered in this program are transferable to senior institutions such as UC and CSU systems.


Accounting Certificate of Achievement

Upon completion of this course of study, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in accounting. The students will have acquired skills necessary to be able to use either manual or computerized accounting. In addition to accounting skill, the students will have additional proficiencies in word processing, spreadsheet, and the ability to work better with others.

Why Accounting?

Accounting is the language of business and foundation for success in the business world that opens many doors to the students.  When the students are looking for a lucrative, but challenging profession in business, the accounting is a good place to start.  Accounting affects virtually every business field, including small to large businesses, government agencies, nonprofits and educational institutions.  Our Accounting program can help students prepare for careers in any of industries mentioned above. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, (the employment in accounting and audit is projected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors. Also, per the same source you can view the employment and wage estimates in the accounting occupation. The mean annual salary for accounting and audit professionals in May 2018 was $78,820, while the national median salary was $51,960.

For more information on classes, view the Program Outline of Record to view the classes needed to complete this program.


Eunji Seo, CPA, CMA, CIA
BS & MS in Accounting at the University of New Orleans

Internal audit, public accounting, & financial and managerial accounting in various industries, including technology, hospitality, retails, manufacturing, real estate, international trading, construction, mortgage, and banking.

Professional Membership
California Society of CPAs ("CalCPA")
Institute of Management Accountants ("IMA")
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants ("AICPA")