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Whether a small, locally owned shop or large corporation, all businesses need individuals who have accounting skills and knowledge. At Johnson County Community College, our Accounting courses can prepare you for a successful career in accounting, finance, or business. If you are interested in studying accounting, JCCC will be a great fit for you.

At JCCC, our two-year curriculum will give you a strong base in accounting and business principles. You will gain the practical skills you need for accounting positions.

Our Accounting program starts by introducing you to accounting fundamentals, including ledgers, journals and financial statements. Then, you will go on to study more specialized areas of accounting. Our top-notch Accounting and Business professors will teach you about:

  • Accounting software and applications
  • Small business accounting
  • Federal income taxes
  • Accounting principles
  • Business ethics
  • Human relations
  • Accounting for nonprofit organizations
  • Managerial accounting
  • Detection and prevention of fraud

In addition to your Accounting courses, you will take courses like business mathematics and business communications. These courses will give you skills to be competitive for accounting roles.

You will also gain on-the-job experience working in an internship for an approved business or nonprofit organization. JCCC’s Accounting internship program allows you to apply the accounting principles and skills you learned in the classroom to real-world situations.

After completing over 60 credit hours, you will graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting. You will also have a solid foundation to transfer to a four-year school of business if you choose.

Why JCCC's Accounting Program?

At JCCC, our Accounting courses are taught by highly qualified instructors. The courses you take cover the same accounting material at the same level of rigor as four-year business schools. Meet your general education requirements—even earn an Associate of Applied Science degree—and build a strong foundation in accounting principles before moving on to a four-year school and specialized field of study.

You may also decide to use your associate degree to pursue a career in business. You will be well prepared to be successful in various roles, including bookkeeping, accounts receivable and payable, or payroll.

The Accounting career program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This accreditation makes it easier for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college accounting program.

Tools and Resources at JCCC

All JCCC students have access to tools and resources to help throughout their education. You can take advantage of academic counseling, the financial aid office and so much more!

Just because you like crunching numbers does not mean you will not get stuck every now and then. JCCC offers free science, math, writing and language tutoring on campus. These resource centers are available to you seven days a week at the Academic Resource Center.

Meet like-minded, service-oriented friends when you join one of JCCC’s student clubs and organizations. We have a lot of ways to get involved. Check out our full list of clubs and organizations.

Make an appointment with an Academic Counselor to explore all your transfer options.

Angela King, CPA, Accounting Professor
"Accounting goes beyond memorizing accounting terms and facts to understanding the 'big picture' of business. Accounting is not just one job. It is a career that leads to many job opportunities within the accounting field and business as a whole."
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Studying accounting will open a variety of career opportunities for you. With an associate degree you could be:

  • A general bookkeeper and tax preparer
  • An accounting clerk
  • An accounts receivable specialist
  • An accounts payable specialist
  • A payroll specialist

If you choose to transfer your JCCC credits and pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree, your job options increase:

  • Accountants and auditors - demand is increasing
  • Budget analysts - help public and private institutions organize their finances
  • Financial analysts - provide guidance to both businesses and individuals
  • Mergers and acquisitions analysts - help public and private institutions evaluate investment opportunities

Download the Accounting Program Outlook (PDF) for employment projections and salary information.


Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

We know deciding to pursue a degree is a financial decision, too. JCCC works hard to make tuition affordable for you, so you can focus on your courses without worrying about costs.

At JCCC, we are all about options. In addition to student loans, there are a number of scholarships and grants available to you.

Here’s what we offer our students:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.