You have solid math and computer skills. You enjoy working in teams and solving problems. You also have good analytical skills and give great attention to detail in your work. Now you can combine your strengths with your interests and move forward to an exciting career in the field of accounting. Start today with a certificate or an Associate Degree in Accounting for your advantage in the job market. At Middlesex Community College our dedicated faculty helps you prepare to get a job in bookkeeping or accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable or banking, with many opportunities for the future. Middlesex Community College offers a comprehensive program in accounting, which gives you an overview of the profession, and a range of approaches – from an opportunity to study the basics of accounting to some real skill and resume building accounting coursework. Get started with your accounting degree today!
Accounting Degree and Certificate Options
Our Accounting Degree program will help you gain the knowledge, skills and experience you need for a competitive edge in the business workforce, or transfer to a four-year school to continue your accounting studies after earning your degree from MxCC. From here you can go on to become a Certified Public Accountant through the many bachelor’s degree programs at four-year schools that readily accept MxCC transfer credits. At Middlesex you can take exciting courses with top professors as you earn your Associate Degree in Accounting. Coursework includes general requirements as well as financial and managerial accounting, principles of marketing, business law and more. The degree includes a mix of program requirements, electives and general education courses. Class topics include computers, composition and spreadsheet applications. In addition, you can also earn an Accounting Assistant Certificate and an Accounting Technician Certificate as part of your associate degree work. These certificates will give you the skills necessary to work in the accounting field in jobs including bookkeeping, accounting assistant and more. The studies in this program are also designed for those who want studies and specific training that target skills directly related to the field of business and accounting.
There are more than two million jobs for workers in bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks throughout all industries. The scope of this occupation means there are higher numbers of job openings and opportunities, including temporary and part-time work.
- Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow by 18 percent between 2006 and 2016, which is faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics also says: “Employment of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks is projected to grow by 12 percent during the 2006-16 decade, which is as fast as the average for all occupations. Due its size, this occupation will have among the largest numbers of new jobs arise, about 264,000 over the projections decade.”
Jobs You Can Get:
With an Associate Degree in Accounting from Middlesex Community College, you may seek employment doing entry-level bookkeeping with opportunities to advance to head bookkeeper or junior accountant roles. Graduates may seek work in these areas:
- Accounts payable
- Accounts receivable
- Entry-level accounting
The Associate Degree in Accounting is designed for employees seeking to advance in their current occupation, or for students planning to continue their education after completing this program. A four-year degree may be required for advancement in any of these career areas.
How Long Will You Have to go to School?
A full-time student who takes no remedial courses should complete this 62-65 credit degree in two years. The time it takes a part-time student to complete the degree depends on the individual’s course load. Students who must take remedial courses, such as math or English, would take longer to complete the degree.
Job Availability & Growth:
The employment outlook in the field of accounting is favorable overall. However, growth in this area is directly linked to the economic climate and the current forecast for business growth. Job prospects will be most favorable to those who hold degrees, skills and experience. This is still a field with many opportunities, including temporary and part-time work. To further your education after MxCC, you can go on to become an accountant through a bachelor’s degree program. MxCC simplifies the transfer process through its many transfer agreements, guaranteed admissions programs, advising and numerous resources.