AccountingAssociate in Applied Science (AAS)
Accounting emerged around the development of trade and commerce, signaling how vital it is for the health and prosperity of any business. Today, accounting has grown into a dynamic field that is the backbone of the financial world and the only way for businesses in every field and industry to grow and flourish.
A Closer Look
Accountants and auditors oversee the financial operations of a business in order to help it run efficiently and profitably. They spend much of their time preparing and examining financial records for accuracy and ensuring that taxes are paid properly and on time. They also frequently suggest ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues, and improve profits.
Accountants combine problem solving skills with thorough attention to detail. Some specialize by industry or may provide the same services to individuals, helping them create plans of action for improved financial well-being.
What You'll Learn
Mid-State’s Accounting program is ideal for students with strong logic and attention to detail. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in exciting business and industry settings as well as public accounting firms and not-for-profit businesses.
The program provides stimulating cooperative learning activities, some taking you outside the classroom for real-world experience. Courses include hands-on income tax and payroll projects, computerized simulations, and guest lectures.
- Accounts Payable Specialist
- Accounts Receivable Specialist
- Cost Accountant
- Financial Accountant
- Payroll Accountant
- Tax Accountant
The instructors in the Accounting program bring the right balance of professional experience and teaching expertise to the classroom. Meet our full-time faculty!
TRINA KLOEHN, CPA
“It is so rewarding and humbling to play a part in the learning and growth of my students, both personally and professionally.”
BOB SMITH, CPA
“My experience as a teacher has more than met my expectations. Helping students achieve their dreams and objectives is very satisfying and endlessly challenging.”
SUSAN STRAUTMANN, CPA
“I am pleased to be one of a group of instructors who help students realize their educational goals and thereby improve their lives in the future.”
Mid-State’s full-time Accounting faculty are all experienced classroom instructors with masters’ degrees in business administration. Together, they bring a combined 58 years of industry experience to the classroom. Each one also receives ongoing education in order to maintain certification as a public accountant.