AAS, Accounting

Our Associate of Applied Science degree curriculum* with an Accounting concentration prepares you for a variety of accounting career opportunities in private, government, and not-for-profit organizations. You will graduate with a solid academic foundation in accounting principles as well as business problem solving and business communication skills.

Associates Degree in Accounting Overview 

Our associates in accounting gives you a solid foundation in skills that can be applied to jobs in and out of accounting, following our academic catalog’s use of the bilingual methodology in higher education. 

Besides a well-rounded liberal arts education, these courses focus on the fundamentals of accounting. Principles of accounting, financial accounting, and managerial accounting are all major requirements for receiving an accounting degree, making sure you are prepared for accounting in business, government, and private practice. 

Jobs with an Accounting Degree  

With an associate’s in accounting, you are given opportunities to work in and out of accounting. The skills you learn in this accounting program will help you succeed in a career that has potential for growth and long-term success. 

Financial Analyst 

A financial analyst helps businesses and individuals make financial decisions, this can range from investing in a new product to setting up a retirement plan, and more. Financial analysts are highly valued professionals and highly respected in their field, helping others find long-term success and financial gains. 

Audit Associate 

An associate’s degree in accounting gives you the skills to be an audit associate, who checks the work of an accountant for accuracy and compliance with any legal regulations. Audit associates are specialists who aid the accounting department when it comes to drafting and administering assignments.  

Payroll Clerk 

A vital member of every organization that has employees, a payroll clerk is responsible for processing employee checks by examining their timesheets. Managing income invoices means you are responsible for the happiness and satisfaction of your company.

Bookkeeping Clerk 

Bookkeepers are responsible for a company’s accounts. A bookkeeper makes sure that all ledgers are up to date. Along these lines, they also enter firms’ transactions into the ledger. This keeps them on top of all transactions, accounts, and interest charges. 

Administrative Assistant 

An administrative assistant deals with the day-to-day operations of an office. The responsibilities can be varied but may include filing paperwork, answering phone calls, and managing projects to help keep a proper flow of communication between all involved parties. 

Empowered to Succeed

As a graduate of the AAS in Accounting program*, you will be prepared to:

  1. Identify the accounting standards principles and be able to prepare basic financial statements.
  2. Identify business organization concepts and theories and be able to write a basic Business Plan.
  3. Describe the basic concepts of economic theories and market structures relative to their implications for government, business, and individuals.
  4. Define the fundamental tax laws and principles and be able to prepare individual tax returns.
  5. Demonstrate effective written and oral business communication within a professional setting. 

*The general education core for this degree complies with guidelines of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI).

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List of Classes and Credit Hours for AAS Accounting


Learn more about how you can receive SAC’s associate’s degree in accounting below, and how Saint Augustine’s programs have helped others.  

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