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Accounting

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

Accountant

Accounting

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Courses

Digital Literacy
Accounting I
Adv. Accounting
MOS: Microsoft Office Specialist

Career Ready

MOS Certification (3 of 3)
ASK—Business Concepts
Accounting EOP

Post Secondary Education

Associate in Applied Science
Business Administration
Accounting Track

Career Information

Work environment

Most accountants and auditors work full time. In 2019, about 1 in 5 worked more than 40 hours per week. Longer hours are typical at certain times of the year, such as at the end of the budget year or during tax season.

How to Become an Accountant or Auditor

Most employers require a candidate to have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Certification within a specific field of accounting improves job prospects. For example, many accountants become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).

Pay

The median annual wage for accountants and auditors was $70,500 in May 2018.

Job Outlook

Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. In general, employment growth of accountants and auditors is expected to be closely tied to the health of the overall economy. As the economy grows, more workers should be needed to prepare and examine financial records.

Courses

Accounting Career Pathway 4 Year Course of Studies

Freshman
English
Math
Science
Social Studies*
Digital Literacy
Health/PE
Elective
Sophomore
English
Math*
Science
Social Studies*
Accounting 1
Elective
Elective
Junior
English*
Math*
Science*
Social Studies*
Advanced Accounting
Elective†
Elective
Senior
English*
Math*
Arts & Humanities
Elective†
MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist)
Elective
Elective
* Advanced Placement Options     † Dual Credit

Accounting & ATC News & Events

Health Occupations Pinning Ceremony

Health Occupations Pinning Ceremony

Recently, our health science program held a pinning ceremony for students who received certifications that allow them to work in healthcare.