Accounting

Overview

The Accounting Program at Elgin Community College provides the skills to understand, record, and analyze financial and managerial transactions.

The two-year business degree prepares you to meet today's businesses' demands or transfer to an accounting program at a four-year university. Learn about accounting transactions, terminology, key ratios, required schedules, tax laws, and computerized accounting programs. You'll also develop broad-based business skills through studying economics, business law, communication concepts, business concepts, and math applications for business. Additional study options include cost accounting, personal finance, supply chain management, and statistics.

Study bookkeeping to meet the demands of today's businesses. At ECC, prepare a bookkeeping vocational certificate covering the entire accounting cycle and the manual and computerized recording of basic financial transactions. Office technology skills include QuickBooks Online, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access databases, payroll principles, general business knowledge, and skills. Additional areas of study include management, economics, and speech. 

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Getting a Job in Accounting


The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that employment as an account or auditor is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Accountants and Auditors, (accessed December 21, 2021). See details about the salary and job opportunities in business on the ECC Career Coach site.

Program Highlights

Prepare for Immediate Employment

Associate of Applied Science

Vocational Certificate

Planning to Transfer

Learn more about earning a Bachelor’s degree, earning summer credits for transfer, or dual admissions with a university by visiting University Transfer & Partnerships.

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Earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree or bookkeeping certification can set your career in motion.

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