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Accounting

The Accounting program offers both Associate Degree and Specialized Diploma options, designed to accommodate students who are just beginning their accounting studies to students who wish to qualify for CPA certification.

Accounting is vital to successful business operations, and accounting students are exposed to an excellent range of courses and can look forward to careers as accountants, accounting clerks, account specialists, tax accountants, Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), or bookkeepers.

This program is also now being offered in an accelerated format for those students looking to complete the first two years of their degree in 12 months or less. For more information on our Accelerated Accounting AAS Degree, click here

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Degree Programs

Semesters: 4
Credits: 64
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Campus: Bethlehem|Monroe|FullyOnline
Program Type: Associate in Applied Science

On its own, Northampton's associate's degree will qualify you for a range of employment opportunities, including entry-level accounting, bookkeeping, accounts payable/receivable and more. If your plan is to pursue a career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), an associate's degree from Northampton is an affordable way to start down the path toward the required bachelor's degree.

Semesters: 4
Credits: 31
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Campus: Bethlehem|Monroe|FullyOnline
Program Type: Specialized Diploma

The Accounting Specialized Diploma is intended for students who may already have a college degree but who wish to acquire accounting skills or begin taking steps toward achieving the CPA. To learn more about the requirements of reaching CPA licensure, you can visit  PICPA.org.

Semesters: 2
Credits: 18
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Campus: Bethlehem|Monroe|FullyOnline
Program Type: Specialized Diploma

The Accounting Assistant Specialized Diploma is a good choice for students who would like to begin working quickly in support positions in accounting firms or in other related areas of business. The 18-credit diploma includes introductory accounting classes as well as training on computers.

 

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This program is also now being offered in an accelerated format for those students looking to complete the first two years of their degree in 12 months or less. For more information on our Accelerated Accounting AAS Degree, click here

 

Career Opportunities

Graduates with an associate's degree in Accounting can expect to find work at large and small corporations, at non-profits and at educational institutions. 

Future Career Paths

  • accounts payable clerk
  • bookkeeper
  • cost accountant
  • staff accountant
  • account manager
  • inventory accountant
  • accounts receivable clerk
  • payroll specialist
  • public accountant
  • tax accountant
  • account specialist

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