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  • Accounting (ACD)
    Program Description

    Career, Degree (AS)

    The Accounting Degree, a four-semester program, prepares students for a variety of entry-level accounting positions in small to medium-sized businesses, partnerships, and corporations. In addition to learning how to analyze, calculate, record transactions, maintain financial records, and prepare a wide variety of financial reports, students are introduced to financial analysis. Other topics include managerial accounting and taxation, as well as budgeting and accounting for payroll, accounts receivables, accounts payables, investments, stock, and bonds.

    Technology, communication, and business skills are also emphasized throughout the program. Students gain hands-on computer experience: specialized training is provided in Excel, Quickbooks, and individual tax preparation software. Both oral and written communication skills are integrated into the course work. A solid background in business is acquired through required course work in business law, management, and marketing.

    As part of this program, students have the opportunity to enhance career development by integrating both classroom study and work experience in the Accounting field through participation in the Cooperative Education/Internship course.

    The Accounting program also offers an Honors Program option.

    Simultaneous awarding of Certificate and Degree policy: Certificates whose coursework is embedded in an Associate's degree program will not be awarded simultaneously in the same term as the degree is awarded; i.e. Accounting(ACD) and Accounting Certificate(ACN)

    For more information, please contact us at (978) 762-4000 or mnelson@northshore.edu.

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