Accounting - Colorado Springs

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You can learn the theoretical concepts and practical applications of accounting, as well as the data and information processing skills necessary to succeed in this exciting industry.

As you know, strong problem-solving, mathematic and analytical skills are essential to success in the accounting field. And this Accounting program can provide you with the training to be prepared in these areas.

Accounting Class Training

The Accounting program may include training in the following:

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Introductory Cost/Managerial Accounting
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Non-Profit Accounting
  • Tax Accounting
  • Business Law

As with other industries, technology plays an integral role in the accounting field. So, you'll also take classes in computer applications and spreadsheets.

Accounting Career Opportunities

Job openings in the accounting field are predicted to increase over the next few years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.* Now is the time to position yourself for this trend by making sure you have a solid knowledge and understanding of the accounting profession.

Some career opportunities include:

  • Accounts Payable Representative
  • Accounts Receivable/Collections Representative
  • Billing Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Entry-Level Auditor
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Tax Preparer

Accounting Degree

Upon graduation, you'll receive an Associate of Science (AS) Degree in Accounting. Although no different from an AS degree, some states may award an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree.

Programs may vary by campus. Please refer to the school catalog available at the campus in your area for specific program information.

* Adapted from the Professional and Related Occupations - Accountants and Auditors and Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks sections [http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos001.htm#outlook and http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos144.htm#outlook] of the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market data and other factors may impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.

* Schedules subject to change. Program versions may vary by campus. Please contact the campus for current programs and schedules.

     
 

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Important Consumer Information and Disclosures

  • For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Colorado Springs Program Disclosures.
  • Completion rates for this program*:
    • For those part-time students who enrolled in this program July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008, fewer than 10 students completed for the enrollment cohort. The completion percentage has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
    • For those full-time students who enrolled in this program July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011, fewer than 10 students completed for the enrollment cohort. The completion percentage has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

* For information regarding assumptions made in establishing these completion rates, click here.

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