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Colorado Technical University Online

Colorado Technical University Online


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AS in Accounting

Accounting processes are found in every business and industry, including government, education, healthcare, not-for-profit and military organizations.

An increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and regulations as well as increased scrutiny of company finances is expected to spur the future demand for accountants, auditors, personal financial advisors and many other similar career categories.

Entry-level accountants are key players in the financial information arena of all organizations. They provide much of the information used by these organizations to make decisions that will help them achieve their goals. Beyond the fundamental tasks of the occupation-preparing, analyzing and verifying financial documents in order to provide information to clients-many accountants now are required to possess a wide range of knowledge and skills.

A professionally focused education in accounting can help students develop the capabilities needed to assume positions of leadership and responsibility in accounting-related fields.

What can you do with this degree?

The ASACC degree program is designed to equip students with a variety of basic accounting skills that are useful in entry-level accounting positions. Students can develop a base of practical, real-world skills from instructors who are accounting professionals.

Building on a foundation of communication, interpersonal and math skills, they can learn all aspects of the accounting cycle, including analyzing and interpreting various financial statements. Courses in business and managerial accounting are designed to give students the tools for making basic decisions in organizations.

This industry-current, career-focused Associate of Science in Accounting degree program gives you enough time to pace yourself while deciding whether to:

Pursue Career Opportunites. The demand for business professionals with industry-current education and skills is on the rise. Successful completion of this degree program can help qualify you to pursue such career opportunities as:

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Bank Teller
  • Claims Analyst
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Commercial Loan Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Payable Coordinator
  • Financial Secretary
  • Property Accounting Clerk
  • Branch Review Specialist
  • and many others

Continue Your Education. Students who earn a degree through Stonecliffe College Online may decide to take their education beyond the Associate's degree level.

Because Stonecliffe College Online is an academic division of Colorado Technical University, the University can provide you with a smooth transition into your choice of career-focused Bachelor's degree programs. You may choose one of the numerous traditional campus locations of this institution of higher learning or elect to continue your studies completely online through Colorado Tech Online.

What can you learn?

This degree program emphasizes a strong base of business fundamentals including critical thinking and decision-making skills. Students who successfully complete the ASACC degree program should be able to:

  • Describe the various forms of businesses and the environment in which businesses operate.
  • Apply professional communication skills.
  • Develop personal financial goals and a personal budget.
  • Explain the basic accounting concepts.
  • Discuss the roles of managers and leaders in organizations.
  • Describe the accounting concepts underlying the financial reporting model.
  • Prepare financial statements for various business needs.
  • Use the tools of economics for decision making for the firm operating in the market economy.

Best of all, you'll learn from industry-experienced instructors who can offer real-world insights and applicable knowledge to consider as you pursue your interests and opportunities in the field of accounting.

Program offered is an Associate Degree.

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Campus Offerings:
  • None : This program is taught Online.

Colorado Technical University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. Additional information is available at 312-263-0456 or www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

**CTU's Virtual Campus was recognized as "Best of the Best" in the Education and Academia category of the 2009 Computerworld Honors Program.

CTU does not guarantee employment or salary.