Associate of Science in Accounting

An increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and regulations and increased scrutiny of company finances is spurring the need for effective accountants and auditors. Equip yourself with the accounting expertise you need to pursue an entry-level position in the finance industry with an Associate of Science in Accounting degree from Colorado Technical University.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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  • Checkmark icon Total Credits  93

This program is available at the following campuses and/or online:1 Online, Colorado Springs & Denver

Program Details

Career Paths
Curriculum
Alumni Experience
Employer Experience
  • Career Paths

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity— starting with the right associate degree. Potential career paths for those who earn an Associate of Science in Accounting degree include:2

    • Accountant
    • Staff Accountant
    • Senior Accountant
    • Credit Analyst
    • Accounting Manager
    • Junior Accountant
    • Cost Accountant
    • Accounting Analyst
    • Budget Analyst
    • Associate Accountant
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  • Curriculum

    The core courses for the Associate of Science in Accounting degree are focused on providing a holistic overview of industry-relevant skills to those who aspire to work in accounting. Core courses include:

    • Spreadsheet Applications
    • Management Fundamentals
    • Business Law I
    • Career Planning and Management
    • Accounting I
    • Accounting II
    • Accounting III
    • Computerized Accounting
    • Introduction to Tax
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  • Alumni Experience

    Starting in 2012, CTU began a longitudinal study of the impact of higher education on its graduates’ career progression. Each year the study surveys alumni who graduated from CTU one, three, five, and ten years prior. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas the alumni were asked about.3

    Satisfaction with Colorado Technical University Rating (%)*
    Satisfaction with experience at CTU
    82%
    Likely to recommend CTU to a friend or colleague
    84%
    Instructors appeared knowledgeable in their subject matter
    89%
    CTU’s program prepared me to pursue a career in my field
    68%
    My education has helped me advance my career
    62%
    Satisfaction with Colorado Technical University Rating (%)*
    Engage in creative problem solving
    75%
    Understand all sides of an issue or challenge
    74%
    Team up with co-workers to solve issues and challenges
    74%
    Communicate effectively with co-workers
    74%
    Communicate effectively with my manager
    77%

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed that CTU equipped them for skill or competency

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  • Employer Experience

    Since 2010, CTU has measured the experience of employers with recent CTU graduates on their staff to better understand how to deliver a curriculum to students that provide the broadest opportunities for career growth. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas employees were asked about in regards to their CTU Alumni employees.4,5

    Employer Experience Rating (%)*
    Likelihood that an employer of a CTU grad would hire another
    84%
    CTU graduates performed as well or better than other employees
    100%
    Employers' Ranking of CTU Graduates' Skills & Competencies Rating (%)*
    Analyze data effectively
    92%
    Demonstrate appropriate problem-solving skills on the job
    84%
    Can be trusted to write a report (or other communication) without managerial editorial input
    69%
    Demonstrate understanding of communications written to them
    87%
    Are able to negotiate compromises
    84%
    Take direction well
    84%
    Work effectively in a team environment
    78%
    Coordinate team projects effectively
    57%
    Manage conflicts effectively
    71%
    Provide input on planning for business
    60%

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed or strongly agreed

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1Students may be required to complete some or all coursework for the program via Virtual Campus delivery.

2http://www.burning-glass.com/realtime;The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.

3Alumni Survey - 2012 CTU Alumni Career Progression Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

4Employer Survey - 2012 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2011 CTU graduates.

5Employer Survey - 2011 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2010 CTU graduates.

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