Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Midwestern Career College’s 2-year Associate of Applied Science in Accounting is designed to prepare students for entry-level accountant positions.

The program includes a 100% online Accounting for Healthcare option with coursework on Healthcare Business Operations, Medical Insurance, the Claims Cycle and Billing. This is ideal for clinical healthcare workers who want to transition to an administrative career.

Program Objectives

The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Program prepares students to: 

Understand and apply accounting knowledge such as taxation, payroll, budgeting, auditing in performing accounting and bookkeeping functions.

Apply essential content regarding managing self, others, and organizations.

Apply critical-thinking, decision-making, and analytical problem-solving skills in an accounting environment.

Proficiently use computer applications and accounting software to perform basic bookkeeping/accounting and prepare basic accounting and management reports.

Perform as an effective team member in a professional environment.

Accountant Job Description

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

  • Inspect and keep account books and systems 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
Campus:Study format:Start date:
Chicago Main CampusHybrid8/23/2021
OnlineOnline8/23/2021
Program Length: 2 Years (80 Instructional Weeks/5 Terms)

Certifications

The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting prepares students for several professional certifications including:

  • Microsoft Word Expert (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019)
  • Microsoft Excel (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019)
  • Microsoft Excel Expert (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019)

100% Online Option With Healthcare Focus

The 100% online option provides you with the opportunity to do coursework asynchronously, i.e. with flexible schedules that fit your busy lifestyle.

The Healthcare focus of the online Accounting program provides the ability to build your skills in accounting with a specific focus toward the healthcare industry.

Externship

An accounting internship, although not required for program competition, is encouraged for students to gain real-world experience in accounting, further developing and refining competencies and skills learned in the classroom.

The encouraged externship will:

  • Enhance students’ 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

Admissions

203 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60601

312-236-9000 ext. 1
admissions@mccollege.edu

 

International Admissions

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

312-236-9000 ext. 2
international@mccollege.edu

 

Hours:

Mon – Thu 9:00A.M. – 6:00P.M.

Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.

 

 

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