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Accounting

Accounting degree and certificate students learn to think analytically, be detail-oriented, and solve problems as they apply financial, managerial, cost and payroll accounting practices and principles in a supportive educational setting. Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

Accounting degree and certificate students learn to think analytically, be detail-oriented, and solve problems as they apply financial, managerial, cost and payroll accounting practices and principles in a supportive educational setting. Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

Associate in Applied Science in Accounting Degree Program

The Associate in Applied Science in Accounting Degree Program was designed for individuals who are interested in seeking employment in various accounting positions, and those who want in improving their skills in performing accounting tasks on the job.

Accounting Program Career Certificate

The Accounting Program Career Certificate is also available for those students who want to take coursework focused primarily in accounting and finance.

Many of the courses can transfer to four-year institutions. For more information, visit the program home page.

Potential Occupations for Accounting Program Students

  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Credit Manager
  • Financial Planning Assistant
  • Personal Banker
  • Supervisor

Whether you're a new student interested in starting a career or a working professional looking to advance in your organization, Morton College’s Accounting programs can provide a competitive edge in today's challenging economy.

Small class sizes and instructors with substantial work experience in business, government and not-for-profit settings ensure that Morton's Accounting degree and certificate students learn the most up-to-date theories, skills and techniques.

Employment Outlook

According to the National Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), demand for professionally trained employees is expected to be strong over the next 10 years and job prospects for customer service representatives are expected to be excellent. In addition, hiring of human resource, training and labor relations managers is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations (17% through 2016).

College graduates with related experience, a high level of creativity and strong computer skills should have the best job opportunities in advertising, marketing and sales.

Professional managers should expect to earn attractive salaries, with office and administrative service managers' salaries ranging from $35,000 to over $50,000.

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