Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Overview

The accounting curriculum provides students with a foundation for understanding business and the effective management of economic organizations.

Job Opportunities

Entry-level positions available to graduates from this degree include:

  • Financial accountant
  • Cost accounting
  • Budget accountant
  • Revenue collection officer
  • Accounting assistant
  • Tax preparer
  • Loan clerk
  • Governmental and Not-for-profit accounting (city, county, state, schools, hospitals, etc.).

Career Outlook and Earnings

Entry-level positions for graduates include:  manager-trainee positions in private and governmental positions, office manager, or front line business and industry supervisory positions.

Employment Mean hourly wage Mean annual wage
11% growth though 2022 $16.91 $35,173

Program Outcomes

Students should expect to learn the following by completing the degree:

In addition to the program outcomes for the Small Business Certificate, and the Accounting Certificate students should expect to be trained to:

  • analyze,
  • measure,
  • interpret,
  • communicate

the economic data used in informed business decisions and effective organizational management. The internship requirements in addition to practical application of coursework in a work environment also integrate core values and ethical decision making. 

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Ira Kay Hickmam

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Phone: (618)545-3329



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Centralia, Illinois 62801



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