Accounting Degree

Explore Mt. San Antonio College's Accounting Degree!

    • Degree Overview

      The Accounting Program provides many opportunities for students to design a plan for their individual goals through certificate and degree achievements.

      The associate degree in accounting is intended to prepare students for employment following graduation. The student will learn basic accounting skills combined with an in-depth training in a variety of accounting concepts, preparing the student for entry-level positions, professional advancement in their current job or transfer to a university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

      Earning an Accounting Associate of Science degree will provide the knowledge and skills necessary for accounting jobs in general accounting, cost accounting, payroll, inventory management, asset management, accounts receivable, accounts payable, budgets and forecasting, financial analysis, etc. Students who wish to transfer and obtain a bachelor’s degree should consult with a counselor or advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

    • Required Courses
      This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus core course requirements.
      Required Electives
      Choose one course from the following:
    • Sample Job Titles
      Titles based on SOC Code: 13-2082
      • Certified Income Tax Preparer (CTP)
      • Corporate Tax Preparer
      • Enrolled Agent
      • Income Tax Preparer
      • Master Tax Advisor
      • Tax Advisor
      • Tax Associate
      • Tax Consultant
      • Tax Preparer
      • Tax Specialist
      Titles based on SOC Code: 43-3051
      • Accounting Technician
      • Human Resources Assistant
      • Payroll Administrator
      • Payroll Assistant
      • Payroll Clerk
      • Payroll Coordinator
      • Payroll Manager
      • Payroll Representative
      • Payroll SPecialist
      • Payroll Technician
    • Salaries
      Wages & Employment Trends based on SOC Code: 13-2082
      Median wages (2018) $18.94 hourly, $39,390 annual
      State wages Local Salary Info
      Employment (2016) 96,000 employees
      Projected growth (2016-2026) Faster than average (10% to 14%) Faster than average (10% to 14%)
      Projected job openings (2016-2026) 11,500
      State trends Employment Trends
      Top industries (2016)


      Wages & Employment Trends based on SOC Code: 43-3051

      Median wages (2018) $21.66 hourly, $45,050 annual
      State wages Local Salary Info
      Employment (2016) 166,000 employees
      Projected growth (2016-2026) Little or no change (-1% to 1%) Little or no change (-1% to 1%)
      Projected job openings (2016-2026) 16,100
      State trends Employment Trends
      Top industries (2016)
    • How Long Will it Take to Earn the Degree?
      The Certificate can be achieved in two years!
    • Contact Us for More Info
      For more information, please contact:

      Brenda Domico, Department Chair |

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