KCC student Jatin Sharma works on a math problem on a white board during class.Throughout your study of accounting at Kellogg Community College, you will take a variety of accounting and business classes that will prepare you for real-world, entry-level accounting positions.

KCC’s Accounting Program teaches the fundamentals of accounting in the first two principle courses. Building on these fundamentals, you will continue your study with emphasis on taxation, cost (managerial) and computerized accounting skills. More advanced principles concepts are emphasized in Intermediate Accounting.

KCC offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Accounting and an Accounting Certificate. The sequence of classes recommended for full-time students seeking each credential follows.

For more information about KCC’s Accounting Program, see:

Associate in Applied Science: Accounting

Fall I Spring I Fall II Spring II
ACCO 101: General Accounting ACCO 102: General Accounting ACCO 211: Intermediate Accounting ACCO 205: Computerized Accounting
BUAD 101: Intro to Business BUAD 213: Business Statistics ACCO 251: Cost Accounting ACCO 252: Income Taxation
ECON 201: Principles of Economics-MACRO** OIT 160: Applications Software BUAD 201: Business Law Accounting Elective*
ENGL 151: Freshman Composition** Accounting Elective* COMM 101: Foundations of
Interpersonal Communication** OR
COMM 111: Business and Technical
Communication** OR
COMM 207: Public Speaking**
Math and Science Elective*
Creativity Elective* Accounting Elective* PSYC 201: Intro to Psychology**

*For class options that fulfill the elective requirements indicated here, see the Degree and Certificate Requirements section of KCC’s Academic Catalog.

**Courses indicated fulfill requirements for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), which provides for the transferability of up to 30 credit hours to meet General Education Requirements at participating Michigan colleges and universities. For more information about the MTA, visit

Accounting Certificate

KCC’s Accounting Certificate focuses on specialty courses for job entry and/or occupational upgrading. Each course is four credits, adding up to 24 credits for the certificate.

Accounting Certificate Courses
ACCO 101: General Accounting
ACCO 102: General Accounting
ACCO 205: Computerized Accounting
ACCO 211: Intermediate Accounting
ACCO 251: Cost Accounting
ACCO 252: Income Taxation

Gainful Employment Disclosure

For information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the Accounting Certificate Program, and other important information, please review the Gainful Employment Disclosure.

The Gainful Employment Disclosure complies with the Department of Education requirement for disclosure of information about career preparation programs that result in an award at the certificate level. The intention of this information is to help students make informed career and educational choices that may lead to gainful employment. The data provided is based on enrollment from the last award year.

Transfer Opportunities

Click here to view Transfer Guides outlining opportunities for students looking to transfer their KCC credits to a four-year institution. Contact our Academic Advising team at 269-965-4124 or to schedule an appointment to plot a personal transfer plan.

Accounting Careers

An associate degree in Accounting gives students a solid accounting base with career-specific skills, allowing them to work with a senior accountant in a variety of rewarding entry-level positions. The experience gained, along with the associate degree, will enable students to advance into more challenging roles within their companies.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that professionals in the accounting and bookkeeping fields should face strong job prospects for years to come. Job growth will mostly be due to the large number of industries that require these services. Click here for information from O*NET about jobs related to accounting.

Possible job titles for graduates with an education in accounting include:

  • Accounting assistant
  • Accounting associate
  • Accounting clerk
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Accounts receivable clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll clerk
  • Tax preparer

Projected Job Outlook & Salary Info

For the latest employment and wage estimates for accounting careers in Michigan, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website at

Why Study Accounting at KCC?

All core Accounting Program classes at KCC are available to take during the day or after work in the evenings. Usually after the first two Accounting classes, students have gained enough knowledge in the field to apply for entry-level accounting clerk positions. Students do not have to wait to finish a degree to start working in the field. Online classes are also available for select Accounting sections, allowing students to complete classes on their own schedules. Classes are taught by professional instructors with real-world accounting experience. The Accounting Program at KCC emphasizes hands-on experience.

Accounting Projects

KCC Accounting students will complete the accounting cycle using information for a simulated business. These projects are completed manually in the beginning classes and using software in the more advanced courses.

General Ledger Software

Accounting students at KCC use the latest accounting software utilized by businesses both large and small. Students experience accounting in a real-world setting.

Income Tax Preparation Software

KCC Accounting students will have the opportunity to prepare tax returns using the latest accounting software.