2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, AAS

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Program Description

Code 203 - 61 Credits

Code 203A (online) - 61 Credits

The Accounting program at Kellogg Community College prepares students to enter the career of accounting in either the public, management, or government accounting areas. The program includes a rigorous curriculum of classroom and lab experiences that prepare the student for success in small or large businesses. Successful completion of program requirements provides the student with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting.

Accounting personnel compile and analyze business records and prepare financial reports, such as profit and loss statements, balance sheets, cost studies, and tax reports. Entry-level accounting positions are typically in accounts receivable or payable, bookkeeping, or are a trainee in nature. Employers have indicated that Accounting graduates with specific skills in financial, cost, managerial, and tax accounting may have an employment advantage.

While this curriculum has been designed for career entry and/or advancement, Kellogg Community College does have articulation agreements with several local universities. Interested students should contact the admissions office of the appropriate institution. Please note that most courses in the Accounting program also offer an online form of delivery in addition to the traditional face-to-face class.

Online Programs

The Associate in Arts, and Associates of Applied Science in Accounting, Administrative Assistant, Business Management, and Early Childhood Education are available as fully online programs. The Early Childhood Education program requires field experiences that are not offered online. Please see the Online Programs webpage for further information about the coursework required to complete these online programs.

Service-Learning Requirement

Students who obtain an Associate degree or an Associate of Applied Science degree will be required to complete a service-learning experience. The final grade in the course must qualify for academic credit in order to receive the service-learning endorsement. Please contact an Academic Advisor for courses that offer a service-learning experience, or search in the class schedules.


See the following link for program admission information: https://kellogg.edu/admissions/.

Prerequisite Requirements

Strong mathematical and reading skills are recommended prior to attempting courses in the accounting program. Students must possess the ability to analyze numbers and make logical decisions.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Process financial transactions throughout the accounting cycle.
  2. Demonstrate competency in preparing and analyzing financial statements.
  3. Demonstrate computer competencies in the use of general ledger software and spreadsheet software.
  4. Apply the principles of financial accounting and managerial/cost accounting.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of income tax fundamentals and their real-world applications.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple contexts of business - including within the global and legal environment.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of office procedures and demonstrate technical proficiency in a business environment.

Required General Education Courses

All Students who obtain an Associate degree or an Associate of Applied Science degree must complete the FYS 101 - First-Year Seminar   course with a grade of a C or higher. This degree requirement can also be achieved by earning a degree from an accredited institution or transferring 24 or more credits from another accredited institution applicable to their degree. See an Academic Advisor, or connect with the Integrative Learning Department, for course completion and/or any questions pertaining to the FYS course.


For more Accounting program information, see the program webpage: https://kellogg.edu/academics/areas-of-study/business-computer-information-technology/accounting/.

To apply to the Accounting program and begin mapping your course sequence, use this link advising@kellogg.edu to make an appointment with an academic advisor.

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