Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting

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

Award Level Degree
Program Length 2 years (4-6 semesters)
Program Hours 60 semester credit hours

Employment opportunities

Staff Accountant Auditor
Bookkeeper Medical Billing Clerk
Accounting Clerk Payroll Specialist
Accounting Staff Financial Advisor
Sales Associate Cost Accountant

Course outline is available here.
To enroll into the A.A.S. in Accounting program students must meet the school requirements for admittance and also prove competency in mathematics.


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