• Program: Accounting Careers
  • Degree: Associate in Applied Science Degree
  • Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60
  • Academic Planning Guide:


The accountant plays a key role in the management of companies by providing financial information for operation and decision making purposes. Your knowledge and skill in the preparation of financial statements, budgets, forecasts, tax analysis and reports is critical to the success of every business. Operation of computerized accounting software, spreadsheets and other data information applications is required. Accountants work in a team environment, which requires the ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, critical information to management. Students entering this field must be self-motivated, clear-thinking, quality conscious and persistent in accomplishing a wide variety of tasks.

Career Opportunities

Accountants are needed in every type of service or manufacturing operation. You may be employed by financial institutions, governmental agencies, private business or in public accounting firms. America`s continuing shift to a world-wide service-oriented economy has resulted in an accelerating demand for individuals who possess financial knowledge and accounting skills.

Award Outcomes:

  • Analyze financial statements.
  • Apply professional communication skills.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate mathematical skills essential to accounting.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior.
  • Generate accounting financial statements.
  • Record business transactions.
  • Utilize current accounting and office software.
  • Analyze various tax rules and regulations.
  • Synthesize business information.
  • Complete payroll activities.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 42 Credits
General Education Requirements 15 Credits
  • COMM2050 Interpersonal Communication 3
  • COMM2060 Small Group Communication 3
  • COMM2130 Public Speaking 3
  • ECON2200 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  • ENGL2121 Writing and Research 4
  • ENGL2125 Technical Writing 3
  • MATH2050 Applications of Quantitative Reasoning 3
  • MATH2150 Introduction to Statistics 3
  • MATH2200 College Algebra 4 Gen Ed
  • Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 2 3

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 3 Credits
  • Any ACCT, BUSN, -or- CCIS course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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