Accounting Technology (A.S. Degree)

General Info --
Northwest Florida State College offers a two-year program of study leading to an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Accounting Technology. Students may also complete a College Credit Certificate in Accounting Technology Management while completing the A.S. degree requirements. Both programs provide students with the educational background necessary for immediate entry into the job market.

The NWFSC Accounting Technology program includes content in microcomputer applications, business math, economics, managerial accounting, payroll accounting, federal income tax and more. Graduates will also have knowledge of accounting principles, business law, and effective communication in order to be an asset to any business or organization.

For those who wish to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, NWFSC provides all the prerequisite courses for the first two years of a four-year Accounting degree through the NWFSC Associate in Arts program of study. The A.A. degree with an emphasis in Business qualifies students for entry as a junior into an upper-division university program in Accounting, Finance, Management, Business Economics and more.

New students may begin this program of study in any term. For specific day, time, location and eCampus options for courses offered in this program see the Schedule of Classes at www.nwfsc.edu/schedule. See the College Catalog for complete requirements at www.nwfsc.edu/catalog. For information or to schedule an advising appointment, contact D. Keith Burns, Chair of the Business & Computer Technology Division, at (850) 729-5369 or burnsd@nwfc.edu.

What is the job outlook?
Career opportunities in business are among the fastest growing jobs in Florida. The starting salary range is between $22,000 to $36,000 a year for those who earn an Associate degree in Accounting. The Florida salary average for those in this field is $50,328 or higher depending on experience. Graduates who earn the A.S. degree in Accounting Technology find career opportunities with employers such as manufacturers, retailers, businesses and corporations, insurance firms, government agencies, financial institutions, and non-profit organizations. Positions include: Accounting Assistant, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Auditing Clerk, Billing Clerk, Bookkeeper, Payroll Clerk, or Tax Clerk. Some of the duties in these positions include data entry, payroll and invoice processing, preparation of budgets and forecasting, and cash management. The NWFSC certificate programs in Accounting provide graduates entry-level employment opportunities for similar jobs. Select this link for Gainful Employment information.

A.S. Degree
The accounting A.S. degree includes 64 total credits including 18 General Education credits selected from among the following core and elective courses. See the College Catalog for complete degree requirements.

ACG 2001 Accounting I
ACG 2011 Accounting II
ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting
ACG 2450 Computer Applications in Accounting
ACO 1806 Payroll Accounting
CGS 1100 Microcomputer Applications
CGS 1570 Computer Applications for Business
ECO 2013 Economics I
GEB 1011 Introduction to Business
MTB 1103 Business Math
TAX 2000 Federal Income Tax
CTS 2104 Introduction to Windows
ECO 2023 Economics II
BUL 2241 Business Law I
BUL 2242 Business Law II
GEB 2430 Business Ethics
OST 2335 Business Communications
MAN 2021 Management
STA 2023 Statistics
CTS 2134 Network Technology
GEB 1940 Internship-Business

Accounting Technology Management
Earn a certificate while completing the A.S. degree. This certificate includes 27 credits selected from among the following core courses. See the College Catalog for complete degree requirements.

ACG 2001 Accounting I
ACG 2011 Accounting II
ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting
ACG 2450 Computer Applications in Accounting
ACO 1806 Payroll Accounting
CGS 1100 Microcomputer Applications
CGS 1570 Computer Applications for Business
GEB 1011 Introduction to Business
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