This curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession.   Using the “language of business,” accountants assemble and analyze, process and communicate essential information about financial operations.

In addition to course work in accounting principles, theories, and practice; students will study business law, finance, management, and economics.  Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting positions in many types of organizations including Accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies.  With work experience and additional education, an individual may advance in the accounting profession.
Career Information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the United States Department of Labor:
Degrees offered:
Accounting-Associate Degree A25100 52.0301
Accounting-Certificate/Pathway C25100P 52.0301
Accounting-Bookkeeping-Certificate/Pathway C25100BP 52.0301
Accounting-Income Tax Preparation    
Accounting-Income Tax Preparer-Certificate C25100B 52.0301
Accounting-Income Tax Preparation-Certificate/Pathway C25100TP 52.0301
Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Bookkeeping-Certificate C25100A 52.0301
Payroll Accounting Clerk-Certificate C25100C 52.0301
Typical Classes in Accounting:
ACC    120    Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC    121    Principles of Managerial Accounting
ACC    129    Individual Income Tax
ACC    130    Business Income Taxes
ACC    140    Payroll Accounting
ACC    150    Accounting Software Applications
ACC    180    Practices in Bookkeeping
ACC    221    Intermediate Accounting II
ACC    227    Practices in Accounting 
ACC    220    Intermediate Accounting I
ACC    240    Gov & Not-For-Profit Accounting
Related classes and additional information can be found in the MTCC Catalog.
Instructor: Dr. Michele Burleson