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Accounting Technician - Associate of Applied Science Degree

67 Credits
AAS 2242/AAS 3259
Degree Description

The A.A.S. degree in Accounting Technician is designed to prepare students for a crossfunctional position that emphasizes working in an advanced electronic office environment. Typical responsibilities would be installation and operation of accounting software packages, computerized processing of federal and state reporting forms, information processing, graphical presentation of reports, and database management.

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester


Offered on the Faribault and North Mankato Campuses
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2017-2018 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (14 Courses)

Complete all of the following courses:
ACCT1800 Business Law (3 Credits)
ACCT1810 Financial Accounting (4 Credits)
ACCT1811 Managerial Accounting (4 Credits)
ACCT1814 Payroll Accounting (3 Credits)
ACCT1834 Computerized Accounting I (3 Credits)
ACCT1835 Computerized Accounting II (3 Credits)
ACCT1870 Professional Accounting Careers (1 Credit)
ACCT2821 Intermediate Accounting I (3 Credits)
ACCT2847 Fraud, Auditing and Internal Controls (4 Credits)
ACCT2861 Cost Accounting I (4 Credits)
ACCT2864 Income Tax I (4 Credits)
COMP1200 PC Hardware and Software Essentials (4 Credits)
COMP1360 Introduction to Data Communications and Networking (4 Credits)
COMP1140 Web for Business (3 Credits)

Technical Electives (3 Credits)

Choose a minimum of 3 from either ACCT, COMP, MKT or OTEC.

Required Liberal Arts and Sciences (5 Courses)

To complete the Accounting Technician AAS Degree, students must complete 17 MNTC credits from 3 of the 10 MNTC Goal areas.

The following courses are required:
ENGL100 Composition (4 Credits)
COMM140 Interpersonal Communication (3 Credits)
ECON110 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
Or
ECON120 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credits)
MATH115 Concepts in Math (4 Credits)
Or
MATH120 College Algebra (4 Credits)
Or
MATH154 Elementary Statistics (4 Credits)
COMM110 Public Speaking (3 Credits)
Or
COMM120 Small Group Communication (3 Credits)
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.