Accounting Associate Degree

The profession of accounting offers stimulating and challenging work that is constantly evolving. Because accountants spend considerable time ‘looking under the hood’ of businesses, they also learn how these businesses work. In small companies, accountants handle most aspects of financial transactions. In larger companies, they may have specific concentrations, such as accounts payable, accounts receivable or payroll, among many other areas. As today’s organizations computerize their financial records, the accountants of today and tomorrow need to be technologically savvy.

Accounting Associate Degree Program

This 16-month accounting program at EBI will provide the student with professional training in accounting. Upon completion of the Accounting Associate Degree Program, the student will earn an Associate’s Degree, as well as the possibility of a new and exciting career direction, with a number of options to choose from. Earning this degree may prepare students for the CPA examination, and from there, the chance to pursue a career in accounting. An additional benefit is that the student has a solid foundation to further their accounting education. The knowledge gained in this program is beneficial in quite a few careers. Training from Elmira Business Institutes accounting courses include:

  • Income Control
  • Budgeting
  • Basic Accounting Skills

EBI graduates of this course usually work as bookkeepers, cost accountants, tax preparers and accounting clerks.

THE ACCOUNTING JOB OUTLOOK
According to government statistics, there are about 2 million jobs in the accounting occupation. The great number of jobs ensures that the accounting industry will continue to have a large number of job openings. Many opportunities for temporary and part-time work are also available for those who seek a career in accounting.

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How can I find out more about this career?

For more information about a career in Accounting, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website (www.onetonline.org). The Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for the career is 43-3031.00 and the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for this program is 52.0301.02.

What is the total cost of the Accounting degree program?

The total current tuition and fees for a student completing the program in normal time is $25,100.00 and the total additional cost for books and supplies is $3,800.00.

What percentage of graduates complete the program in the normal time frame as published in the catalog?

For students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, 36% completed in the published normal time frame. The total graduation rate as reported to U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) for this period was 57%.

What percentage of graduates found employment related to their field of study?

The most recent annual report to our accrediting agency, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), shows that 83% of graduates found employment related to their field of study.

How much student loan debt does a typical graduate have to repay after graduation?

The median* loan debt for students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 was $13,746.50 for public debt (Title IV loans).

*Median debt represents the mid-point in a list of all students carrying debt.