Accounting

Associate in Science

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Hands on CalculatorWhat is your passion? Sports? Hip-hop music? Movies? Gourmet Food? Mysteries? Public Service? Climate Change? Fashion? Any interest can be turned into a career in accounting. Behind every musician, athlete, movie star, political leader and chef there are effective and efficient accountants keeping track of the finances. 

The Accounting Technology Associate of Science program is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the field of accounting. This consists of employment as accounts receivable coordinators, accounts payable coordinators, bookkeepers, credit and collection coordinators, payroll coordinators, accountants, auditors and other accounting paraprofessionals in advanced professional accounting occupations.

There are so many exciting career opportunities in public, private, nonprofit and governmental accounting. The expanding role of technology has only increased the need for competent and qualified accountants. The field is poised to experience tremendous growth in the next decade.

Accountants rank No.3 in Best Business Jobs, and Florida is the fourth ranked state in the U.S. for the number of jobs in this field. According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, job growth between 2014 and 2022 for bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerk jobs is expected to be 11 percent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects there could be an additional 142,400 new accounting and auditing jobs by 2024.

In addition, students may complete the following college credit certificate, either as an individual program, or while completing their Associate of Science Degree in Accounting Technology.

Certifications available:

  • QuickBooks Certified User (students will be eligible to sit for upon successful completion of ACG 2450 Integrated Accounting).

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Analyze and record business transactions for various entities in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Prepare basic financial statements.
  • Utilize accounting software to analyze and record business transactions.
  • Understand the fundamentals of taxation for individuals and corporations.
  • Analyze financial information to evaluate and make decisions regarding the internal operations of a company.
  • Practice problem solving skills.
  • Learns effective communication skills.
  • Enroll in the CF Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Management program.

Contacts

Program Manager: Connie S. Hardgrove, MBA
hardgroc@cf.edu
352-854-2322, ext. 1563
Ocala Campus, Ewers Century Center, Room 201E

Educational Advisor for Business, Technology and Workforce: Kimberly Sieg
siegk@cf.edu
352-854-2322, ext. 1301
Ocala Campus, Bryant Student Union, Room 201

Educational Advisor for Business, Technology and Workforce: Karen Tolson
tolsonk@cf.edu
352-854-2322, ext. 1593
Ocala Campus, Bryant Student Union, Room 201

Graduates of this program are eligible to enroll in a four-year degree program in accounting or enroll in the CF Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Management program. For more information, contact Educational Advisor Jo-anne Holleran, 352-854-2322, ext. 1560,holleraj@cf.edu.

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