The Accounting Program at Kaskaskia College is designed to prepare students for entry into accounting and other business related fields. The accounting curriculum provides students with a foundation for understanding business and the effective management of economic organizations.
Accounting is the process of analyzing, measuring, interpreting, and communicating the economic data used in informed business decisions and effective organizational management. Specializations in accounting include such fields as financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxation, and auditing. Specialization in an accounting field often requires additional education and practical experience.
Our two certificate programs provide a strong background in the accounting principles and skills you’ll need for bookkeeper, clerk, and business manager positions, while our AAS degree adds a comprehensive business and economic background to your skillset. All three of our accounting programs feature hands-on experience using accounting computer software and equipment.
Accounting is consistently ranked in the top fields of study and occupations in the United States of America. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs in the field of accounting will grow 10% each year over the next decade with a current median salary for a full-time accountant being $68,150.