Accounting

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Program Phone

480-461-7872

Department Phone

480-461-7729

This program is part of the Business Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Accounting

Accounting is the glue that keeps the business world together. It keeps track of a company’s money. It’s used to determine a company’s value. It allows executives to identify and analyze growth opportunities. Without accounting there would be no commerce!

Accounting is the theory and system of setting up, keeping, and auditing a company’s books. It is the art of determining, tracking, and analyzing a company’s financial position through its sales, expenses, and purchases. The financial position is critical business information for the firm’s executives, their lenders, investors, and, of course, tax authorities.

The beauty of an education in accounting is that accounting knowledge and skills can be applied to any job industry; after all, every business needs accounting. Plus, with the struggling economy and the job market in decline, accounting has never been more important to individual companies, society, and the entire economy.

Degree

MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Accounting program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Accounting

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Accounting program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

$40,008

Tax Examiners, Tax Collectors, and Revenue Agents

$76,206

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Become a Student

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Accounting program is available through the Business department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.