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Associate Degree in Accounting

At a Glance

Carroll’s Associate degree in Accounting program prepares students to transfer seamlessly to a 4-year college/university or to qualify for paraprofessional positions in accounting offices of business and governmental agencies.

Credit Count:

60

Program Length:

Two years, or four 15-credit terms

About the Program

With an emphasis on established accounting principles, the Associate degree in Accounting Concentration in our Business Administration program offers students the most comprehensive knowledge and skills. They learn accounting principles with extensive use of technology and apply this knowledge through coursework on law, economics and financial statements. 

In addition to acquiring a basic knowledge of accounting, graduates of this program will be able to perform bookkeeping and entry-level accounting work through the general ledger and prepare financial statements and managerial reports.  

Why Carroll for Accounting? 

  • Many courses are offered in accelerated, 7-week formats.  
  • Evening/online courses available. 
  • Accounting majors with a 3.200 GPA may be eligible for membership in Alpha Beta Gamma, a national business honor society. 

A Bookkeeping Certificate is also available.

Advisory Board

Our curriculum is designed and continuously reviewed by an advisory board of industry experts and business leaders, ensuring the program meets all current skill and knowledge requirements. You can visit our Advisory Boards page to see the list of Business and Accounting Advisory Board members, as well as advisory board members for our other programs.

Curriculum

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Transfers & Careers

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Transfer 

Carroll has transfer agreements with virtually every public college and university in Maryland, as well as many other schools throughout the state and across the country.  

Learn more about transferring your courses to a different institution or explore Transfer Agreements by Area of Study. 

Career

For those who have already attained a Bachelor’s degree, the College prepares them for the CPA examination through the CPA Certificate program. 

Accountants and auditors can expect a healthy job market over the course of the next decade, according to a 2016 report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with faster than average projected job growth of 10%. 

Every business class I took at Carroll encouraged participation in and out of the class. Through my Accounting course, I was able to train and join Carroll’s Volunteer Income Tax Preparation program.

Thomas Putman Accounting Program student

Faculty

Carroll’s faculty are scholars, researchers and distinguished leaders, selected based on their industry experience, academic excellence and passion for teaching. They possess a wealth of skills and knowledge to share with you throughout your pursuit of an Accounting degree.