Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Midwestern Career College’s Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program is designed to meet the needs of business and the industry for qualified entry-level accountants. Students will receive instruction to gain mastery of the principles, methods, procedures, techniques, concepts, and operations of accounting and computerized accounting systems.

If you’re looking for a career that can get you deep into budgets, numbers, and the flow of financial information that drives business success, this is a great program for you.

Program Details

Midwestern Career College’s Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program’s mission statement is to provide premier career-focused education in entry-level accounting. Students will be introduced to general business concepts and skills as they relate to accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, financial statement analysis, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics.

The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting aims at providing premier career-focused education to empower students with academic training, technical expertise, and professional support to launch or advance their successful careers in the accounting industry. The emphasis is on mastery of the concepts and their practical applications.

Campus:Study format:Start date:
Chicago Main CampusTBA5/24/2021
Program Length: 2 years (80 weeks/5 terms)

What Does an Accountant Do?

Accountants play a vital role in supporting successful business operations by demonstrating competence and skill in the following areas:

    • Inspect account books and accounting systems to keep up to date
    • Organize and maintain financial records
    • Improve businesses efficiency where money is concerned
    • Make best-practices recommendations to management
    • Examine statements to ensure accuracy
    • Ensure that statements and records comply with laws and regulations
    • Work with accounts, pay company accounts timely, ensure prompt payment
    • Suggest ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues and improve profits
    • Provide auditing services for businesses and individuals

What else does an accountant do? Find out more about this career in the video below.


Although not required for the program completion, the internship course will assist students in further developing and refining competencies and skills learned in the classroom.

The internship course will:

  • Enhance a student’s career and personal development;
  • Provide learning experiences that support the program objectives and course material covered in case studies and lectures;
  • Validate the program’s curriculum in a working environment;
  • Help to develop more competitive and employable graduates.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4% job growth is projected from 2019–2029. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Career One Stop site describes the future outlook of jobs in this occupational area as bright.

Graduates may secure jobs working with individuals, small businesses, large corporations, non-profits or government agencies. Check out job listings in the Chicagoland area for accounts on IndeedCareer BuilderMonster and ZipRecruiter.

Admissions Contact Info


203 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 1400
Chicago, IL 60601

312-236-9000 ext. 1


International Admissions

100 South Wacker Drive, LL 1-50
Chicago, IL 60606

312-236-9000 ext. 2



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Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.



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