Accounting

An overhead view of a crowded desk where a man reads a sheet on accounting.

Kellogg Community College’s Accounting Program exposes students to all the functional areas of accounting, including compiling and analyzing business records and preparing financial reports like profit and loss statements, balance sheets, cost studies and tax reports. The major career fields in the accounting industry are public accounting and governmental accounting.

Accounting Program coursework at KCC includes classroom lectures on accounting principles, accounting practice sets, computer-based activities and tax preparations. Strong math and reading skills are recommended prior to attempting courses in this area, as accounting students must possess the ability to analyze numbers and make logical decisions.

Accounting at KCC

KCC offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting and an Accounting Certificate. The requirements for each credential are available through the Accounting Degree & Certificate link on the left side of this page.

KCC’s Accounting Program stands out for a number of reasons, including:

  • Several area employers and representatives from area organizations serve on KCC’s Accounting Program advisory board and keep the College informed on the latest developments in the accounting industry, which ensures an up-to-date and dynamic accounting curriculum.
  • KCC’s Accounting Program also provides valuable Cooperative Education (co-op) experiences with successful area businesses. Individuals interested in co-op experiences should contact KCC professor Doug Mann for more information about available co-op jobs.
  • The program also offers a number of courses online each semester to accommodate the busy schedules of accounting students.

Additionally, the accounting courses and credentials offered at KCC may transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in accounting at a four-year school. Students interested in transferring from KCC’s Accounting Program to a four-year school should visit KCC’s Transfer Information page for information on the transfer process, including Transfer Guides and Course Equivalencies.