Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance

The Accounting program prepares students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the "language of Business ", accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.

Graduates in the accounting program at CCC&TI receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. This qualifies them for entry-level positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and government agencies.

With additional education and experience, accounting graduates may advance in the accounting profession.

Accountant explaining a form to a client

CCC&TI offers several different educational programs in this area:

For more information about course descriptions or required courses, refer to the current CCC&TI Course Catalog.

Courses in the accounting program are taught during the day and evening, and some courses are available through Distance Learning

Emphasis is placed on

  • accounting principals (theories and practice)
  • business law
  • communications
  • computer applications
  • critical thinking skills
  • economics
  • ethics
  • finance
  • financial analysis
  • management

Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook, “employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow 16 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for thorough financial documentation is expected to increase in response to recent financial crises and subsequent financial regulations."

To learn more about employment outlooks and working environment in the Accounting field, visit CCC&TI's Career Coach site for the following programs:

Career Coach logo Associate Degree: Accounting

Career Coach logo Diploma: Accounting

Additional career information can be found at:

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