Every business needs someone to mind the money. If you love numbers, accounting can be your key to working in virtually any industry. Schoolcraft’s accounting program will prepare you for a career as a bookkeeper or accountant. Where you work is up to you—retail, health, education, manufacturing, big business— or your own venture. Classes cover principles of accounting, income tax preparation, payroll, current software and much more. An eye for detail, a head for numbers and the motivation to be self-directed are critical in this field.
- Accounting associate in applied science degree: This program qualifies you for an AAS degree and prepares you for transfer to a four-year university.
- Accounting certificate: This program, which takes approximately three semesters to complete, will prepare you for a job as an entry-level bookkeeper.
- Accounting for small business skills certificate: This program is a good option if you’re looking for an entry-level bookkeeping position in a specialized area, to enhance your credentials or manage a small business. A certificate of completion is granted after completion of required courses with a grade of 2.0 or better.