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Specialized Associate Degree in Accounting

Explore the Accounting degree program at Empire College in California.

Our Accounting major can help you advance in your career and expand your potential for supervisory or management responsibilities with companies in a variety of industries. This accountant degree program covers managerial accounting, payroll accounting, tax accounting, cost accounting and much more.

Objective: This comprehensive degree program is designed to prepare you for positions as a full-charge bookkeeper or junior-level accountant with companies in California and all across the country.

General education classes emphasize decision-making, human relations and critical thinking, while accounting courses prepare students for bookkeeping, payroll, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), IRS VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and QuickBooks certification examinations through the National Bookkeepers Association.

In addition, our degree program places strong emphasis on computerized spreadsheets, word processing and computerized accounting. A 120-hour internship is included for students who meet certain requirements. As a graduate, you can have the skills you need to pursue the industry certifications employers look for.

Program Length: 7 quarters
A specialized (occupational) Associate degree is awarded upon successful completion of all college graduation requirements.

Accounting courses offered in this degree program include:

  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Business and Financial Math
  • Business English and Correspondence
  • Management Communications
  • Human Relations
  • Business Law
  • A wide variety of Internet and computer courses
  • And many more!

Click here to view a course outline for the Accounting program.

To learn more about our accounting school in California, contact us today. We can answer any questions you have about earning your degree and preparing for industry certifications through the accounting program at Empire College.

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"I knew that I needed to acquire more skills to be able to compete in the work force. I always liked structure, numbers and forms."
- Angela Zevon, Assistant Accountant