Accounting

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Overview

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

The two-year degree will prepare you to meet the demands of today’s businesses or to further study accounting when transferring to a four-year college or university. While in the program, you will learn about accounting transactions, accounting terminology, key ratios, required schedules, tax laws, and computerized accounting programs. In addition, you’ll develop broad-based business skills through the study of economics, business law, communication concepts, business concepts, and math applications for business. Supplemental options of study include cost accounting, personal finance, intermediate accounting, and statistics.

To meet the bookkeeping demands of today’s businesses, you can choose to pursue a Bookkeeping certificate that covers the entire accounting cycle and the manual and computerized recording of basic financial transactions. Office technology skills include QuickBooks Online, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, databases, payroll principles as well as general business knowledge and skills. Additional areas of study include management, economics, and speech.

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.