Associate in Applied Science
Students can complete this program entirely online or via a combination of courses online and on-campus!
The Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) Accounting Program provides a comprehensive foundation of accounting skills that are applicable for a variety of entry-level positions within accounting firms, business organizations, or governmental agencies.
The program is 63 credits requiring a minimum of four semesters to complete. Completion of the first two semesters meets the requirements to earn the stackable Bookkeeping Diploma, which provides an early exit point from the AAS program.
Students who earn an Accounting AAS Degree through WDTC are also able to continue their education through articulation agreements with several universities to pursue BA degrees, master’s degrees, and CPA certification providing unlimited opportunities for advancement in the financial and business fields.
What you'll learn
You will learn the principles of accounting and the concepts behind the principles, and receive up-to-date training on some of the latest accounting software available. You will learn payroll accounting, taxes, The Accounting program provides students with technical hands-on understanding and skills development by integrating theory with practical experience. Through the program, students will develop skills in accounting principles, finance, payroll accounting, taxes, managerial accounting, Excel, QuickBooks, and more. Students will also take 15 credits of transferable general education along with business management, finance, and communication courses required to obtain this degree.
What you’ll do
Accounting professionals compile, maintain, and analyze business accounting records and financial statements, such as income statements, balance sheets, cost studies, and tax reports. Accountants are also responsible for specific aspects of records such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, taxes, computerized accounting, and payroll.