The Accounting program provides you with entry-level skills in the field of accounting. Graduates will be prepared for employment as bookkeepers, accounting paraprofessionals, accounting assistants, and computer accounting assistants in public accounting, industry and government. If you are currently employed, the degree offers the opportunity for job upgrading. If you wish to transfer, consider the Associate of Arts: Business Emphasis program.
The program offers you the opportunity to develop a mixture of basic communication and mathematics skills, technical accounting and computer skills, and basic business skills necessary to succeed in a business world that increasingly relies on information processing communication.
The program also provides the technical skills necessary to prepare students for testing required for the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers’ (AIPB) Certified Bookkeeper (CB) designation; and for testing required for designation as an Accredited Tax Preparer® (ATP), Accredited Tax Advisor® (ATA), or Accredited Business Accountant® (ABA) conferred by the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation. The program also provides the accounting and business courses required to satisfy that portion of the education requirements in Colorado for the Certified Public Accountant examination for those students who apply for certification prior to July 1, 2015. If you plan to apply for certification in Colorado after July 1, 2015, you should consult an adviser before you enroll in this program.
Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics as prerequisites for courses within this program. Your skills in these areas may affect the sequence of courses in which you can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details see Academic Placement and Testing section.
Graduates of the program will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting. The Accounting Degree is offered at all campuses. See also the Accounting Certificate: Bookkeeper program. See your adviser for the suggested sequence of courses.