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Accounting Technology

The Accounting curriculum teaches you the basics of recording financial transactions and how to store, sort, retrieve, summarize, and present the information in various reports and analysis. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply generally acceptable accounting principles to real-world accounting situations
  • Prepare, organize, and analyze financial statements
  • Use accounting software to carry out job functions
  • Effectively communicate financial information in both oral and written formats
  • Develop mathematical and critical thinking skills which will help you solve complex accounting problems
  • Identify and apply individual, payroll, and business tax laws



MATH (check with your advisor to ensure you are taking the right Math course)
ENGL 1013
CISQ 1103
BLAW 2013 Legal Envirmnt of Business I
Social/Behavioral Science elective
Elective (3 hours)

(see degree plan for elective information)

ACCT 2013 Principles of Accounting I
ENGL 1023 Composition II
ISM 1503 Spreadsheet Analysis (EXCEL)
ECON 2023 Prin of Microeconomics
OSIM 1103 Business Communications

ACCT 2023 Principles of Accounting II
ACCT 2043 Computerized Acct with Payroll
ECON 2013 Prin of Macroeconomics
BADM 2633 Pro Selling and Marketing
BADM 2703 Internship Experience

ACCT 2193 Federal Income Tax Individuals
Accounting Practicum
BADM 2703 Internship Experience
Elective (6 hours total)

(see degree plan for elective information)

Degree, Transfer Options, and Careers:

AAS in Accounting Technology
Technical Certificate in Accounting Technology

If you are planning a career in accounting as a Certified Public Accountant, please see our Associate of Science in Business.

Many courses at NWACC carry transfer credit to four-year institutions and can fulfill general education requirements.

With an Associate of Applied Science in Account technology, you can pursue a career as:

  • Accountant
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Budget or Credit Analysts
  • Bookkeeper