Accounting Careers

Accounting Careers



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.

Program Title:
Accounting Careers

Award Type:
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60
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.

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.

Choose Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 42 Credits
ACCT1102 Principles of Accounting I 4
ACCT1107 Principles of Accounting II 4
ACCT1111 Payroll Accounting 3
ACCT1125 Excel 3
ACCT1130 Great Plains Accounting 3
ACCT1135 QuickBooks 3
ACCT1145 Business Law for Accountants 3
BUSN1140 Business Law 3
ACCT2155 Financial Accounting 4
ACCT2200 Intermediate Accounting I 4
ACCT2206 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCT2221 Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT2231 Income Tax 4
ACCT2700 Auditing & End-of-Year Procedures 3
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 Required: 12 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
MATH2100 Concepts in Mathematics 3
MATH2150 Introduction to Statistics 3
MATH2200 College Algebra 4
General Education Electives: 3 Credits
Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).