The accounting profession is seeking highly-motivated, dedicated and well-educated people. The field is especially attractive and fulfilling to those who have good problem-solving skills and enjoy working with people.
The Accounting Associate Program offers students the opportunity to enter the work force after completion and/or to further their education. Students progress through the sequence of courses their first year to obtain an Accounting Assistant Diploma. Upon successful completion of a second year of study, students will also earn an Associate of Professional Studies degree in the Accounting Associate Program.
Courses in the program are offered utilizing hands-on, active learning approaches. The two-year program culminates with the Practicum, on-the-job training in an accounting-related position with an area employer.
Iowa Central also offer a "Numbers at Night" program designed for working adults. All accounting courses are offered in a face-to-face classroom via night delivery on Monday and Thursday evenings. The remainder of the courses are available via online or night delivery.
Software training will include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Taxcut, Quickbooks Pro, Peachtree, and Payroll Integrated Software.
Enrollment Date: Fall and/or Spring Semester
Minimum Required Credits: 65
Campus: Fort Dodge and Online
- Humanities Elective 3 credits 1
APS Degree Total Hours: 65
ACC 142 and ACC 146 are required courses for the A.P.S. degree
Graduation Requirement: Must pass all core program courses with the prefix ACC with a "C" or better.
Footnotes for Degree Requirements:
1 Required general education course.
2 Required elective course.
3 Institutional requirement.
4 May be substituted with a course from the same category on the General Education Course List .
APS Program Notes:
- Developmental courses numbered less than 100 DO NOT apply toward any certificate, diploma, or degree. Click here for full Mandatory Assessment and Placement Chart .
- Some courses may only be offered fall or spring semesters.
- Some courses may have pre-requisites, which could impact sequence.
- To graduate in four semesters, students must take an average of 15 transferable credits per semester.
- Some courses may be available online or at other Iowa Central campuses.
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