The primary objective of Chicago ORT’s A.A.S in Accounting program is to train students to become successful and effective entry-level accountants, auditors, cost clerks and tax examiner trainees. To achieve this goal, the Associate Degree program is designed to provide students with a solid, core competency in general accountancy practices, procedures, concepts and theory.
Credits obtained by students while in the Accounting program may be transferable to four-year programs at other colleges and universities worldwide.
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting Program Goals and Outcomes
• Possess the skills to continue education at four year colleges or universities
• Understand and practice professional work ethic and confidentiality expected in the accounting field
• Demonstrate proficiency in using computer software, including MSOffice and QuickBooks
• Be able to correctly complete accounting processes and prepare financial reports using accounting software
• Be able to retrieve information from the accounting system and prepare reports that will contribute to good business decision-making
• Perform office tasks and procedures that are typical in entry-level accounting positions
• Learn how to prioritize, anticipate and analyze problems, and to evaluate and implement solutions
• Demonstrate competency in preparing personal income tax returns and identify financial issues of individuals
|Program Length||2 years (4-6 semesters)|
|Program Hours||60 semester credit hours|
|Bookkeeper||Medical Billing Clerk|
|Accounting Clerk||Payroll Specialist|
|Accounting Staff||Financial Advisor|
|Sales Associate||Cost Accountant|
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