Accounting

Accounting

Associate in Applied Science
Bachelor of Science

Program Overview

The Associate in Applied Science in Accounting will lay the groundwork for further education in Accounting or for other entry-level work in accounting or finance.

Accounting is an information system that provides reports about the economic activities and conditions of a business. The AAS degree prepares students with sufficient skills and knowledge to meet entrance requirements of most business organizations.

To become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), you must meet an education requirement of 150 semester hours of college education, a work experience requirement, and pass the CPA exam.

Credits transfer easily into any of the Ferris @ SMC business bachelor’s programs. Plus with the Ferris @ SMC program you can take three years of classes at SMC’s low tuition and only one year at Ferris’ tuition.

Associate Degree

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Bachelor’s Degree

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Job Outlook

Average job growth is expected for this field according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Average Salaries

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks: $34,000
Accountants: $61,000

Why Accounting at Southwestern Michigan College and Ferris State University

  • 3 years at SMC’s low tuition rate
  • SMC credits transfer easily to Ferris State University
  • Out-of-state students get charged Ferris’s in state tuition
  • On-campus housing available through SMC
  • Convenience of starting classes on the SMC Dowagiac campus and staying all 4 years

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