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Accounting program overview

Accountants process the financial transactions and information for businesses, government, and non-profit entities. The study of accounting will familiarize students with the "language of business." It is a vital part of virtually every business organization.

At HTC, you will learn how to design financial systems, record information, and interpret profit and loss statements. From income statement preparation and data processing to cost accounting and payroll, you will develop skills to launch or advance your career.

Our Accounting AAS and Accounting AS degrees are accredited by ACBSP.

Program information

  • Class Time: Day, Evening, and Online
  • Semester: Fall or Spring Semester
  • Campus: Eden Prairie Campus & Brooklyn Park Campus
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Skills Required

The Accounting program prepares you for just about any kind of entry accounting position in the workforce. There are no other additional requirements to begin the Accounting major beside the regular admissions process.

Job Outlook

In Minnesota, about 25,833 accountants and auditors work in this occupation field. Major employers are: accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, payroll firms, federal, state, local government agencies, and business management companies.

Possible job titles may include: 

Accountant, Bookkeeper, Accounting Clerk, Payroll Specialist, Tax Preparer, Staff Accountant and Controller.

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Awards and Certifications


Industry partners

The Accounting Department at HTC relies on an advisory committee for advice, guidance, and approval for major department decisions. Members of the committee consist of upper level accounting professionals currently working in the accounting profession.


Accreditation and Affiliations

The Accounting Careers Department is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.


If you choose to further your education after graduating from HTC, the college has several articulation agreements for you to choose from:

  • Metro State University - Bachelor's in Accounting
  • Southwest State University - Bachelor's in Accounting

For a complete list of current articulation agreements, visit the Minnesota Transfer website.

Last updated by hausSu : 2020-06-29 03:13:38