The Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the bookkeeping and accounting with greater emphasis on financial statements and account management. The (AAS) degree program also includes courses such as merchandise and payroll accounting, cost accounting, depreciation, partnership, tax preparation, corporate accounting, creating reports, and database management applications. The program also provides students with skills to be able to enhance their knowledge of accounting in the business settings. The program provides with expanded knowledge and understanding of general education courses which are beneficial students to interact within their community and beyond.
The diagram below highlights the major topics covered in the program. Upon successful completion, the graduates receive Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting. For complete and detailed information please refer to the college catalog.
After graduation, the (AAS) graduates are ready to assume roles of junior accountants or senior bookkeepers in business or accounting industries. Graduates are also able to find jobs in industries dealing with payroll, auditing, banking, insurance, tax preparation, accounting and real estate. They also have the opportunity of being employed as an accountant’s assistant to prepare financial statements and reports for partnerships and / or corporate accounting. Additionally, there is the possibility of finding employment with any firms dealing with merchandise inventory, plant assets and depreciations, long-term liabilities and investments and statements of cash flow.
For admission to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program, the students must have proof of high school graduation or equivalent, obtain a passing score on the school entrance exam and be interviewed by the Admissions Department.
LA ORT students are trained on the appropriate equipment consistent with the demands of the job market.
This Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree may be offered in the morning, afternoon, or evening sessions. The morning session is taught 5 days per week for 48 weeks of instruction. In the afternoon or evening sessions, this program is taught 4 days per week for approximately 76 weeks of instruction. The AAS degree program is a 65 semester credit hour program or 1200 classroom hours.
More information on career outlook for Accountants, Bookeepers & Auditing Clerks related to the Accounting program, could be obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*Net under the Standard Occupational Classification Codes 13-2011.00 and 43-3031.00