KCC’s Associate in Applied Science in Accounting degree is one of six online associate degrees offered at KCC! To apply to the online program, contact KCC’s Admissions Office at 269-965-4153 or [email protected].
Throughout your study of accounting at Kellogg Community College, you will take a variety of accounting and business classes that will prepare you for real-world, entry-level accounting positions.
KCC’s Accounting Program teaches the fundamentals of accounting in the first two principle courses. Building on these fundamentals, you will continue your study with emphasis on taxation, cost (managerial) and computerized accounting skills. More advanced principles concepts are emphasized in Intermediate Accounting.
KCC offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Accounting and an Accounting Certificate. For more information about KCC’s Accounting Program, see:
Please contact the department for more information.
Advising & Transfer
View transfer guides outlining opportunities for students looking to transfer their KCC credits to a four-year institution. Contact Academic Advising at 269-965-4124 or [email protected] to schedule an appointment to plot a personal transfer plan.
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KCC’s Accounting Certificate focuses on specialty courses for job entry and/or occupational upgrading. Each course is four credits, adding up to 24 credits for the certificate.
|Accounting Certificate Courses|
|ACCO 101: General Accounting|
|ACCO 102: General Accounting|
|ACCO 205: Computerized Accounting|
|ACCO 211: Intermediate Accounting|
|ACCO 251: Cost Accounting|
|ACCO 252: Income Taxation|
An associate degree in Accounting gives students a solid accounting base with career-specific skills, allowing them to work with a senior accountant in a variety of rewarding entry-level positions. The experience gained, along with the associate degree, will enable students to advance into more challenging roles within their companies.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that professionals in the accounting and bookkeeping fields should face strong job prospects for years to come. Job growth will mostly be due to the large number of industries that require these services. Click here for information from O*NET about jobs related to accounting.
Possible job titles for graduates with an education in accounting include:
- Accounting assistant
- Accounting associate
- Accounting clerk
- Accounts payable clerk
- Accounts receivable clerk
- Payroll clerk
- Tax preparer
Projected Job Outlook & Salary Info
For the latest employment and wage estimates for accounting careers in Michigan, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website at www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_mi.htm.
Why Study Accounting at KCC?
All core Accounting Program classes at KCC are available to take during the day or after work in the evenings. Usually after the first two Accounting classes, students have gained enough knowledge in the field to apply for entry-level accounting clerk positions. Students do not have to wait to finish a degree to start working in the field. Online classes are also available for select Accounting sections, allowing students to complete classes on their own schedules. Classes are taught by professional instructors with real-world accounting experience. The Accounting Program at KCC emphasizes hands-on experience.
KCC Accounting students will complete the accounting cycle using information for a simulated business. These projects are completed manually in the beginning classes and using software in the more advanced courses.
General Ledger Software
Accounting students at KCC use the latest accounting software utilized by businesses both large and small. Students experience accounting in a real-world setting.
Income Tax Preparation Software
KCC Accounting students will have the opportunity to prepare tax returns using the latest accounting software.
Meet the Faculty
Dr. Micki Pitcher
Accounting professor Dr. Micki Pitcher started her career as an accountant for a small hospital in Michigan. She progressed in her career moving from a senior accountant to an accounting manager. Her career expertise gave her depth into teaching in higher education. Her higher educational teachings brought her to Olivet College, University of Phoenix, Davenport University and Kellogg Community College. She is qualified in numerous accounting and financial courses. Dr. Pitcher also volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program as a site coordinator.
Dr. Pitcher holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in both accounting and finance. Current research interests include perceptions of accounting from an academic perspective to increase the number of accountants in the industry. Her current research was used to complete a doctoral degree in finance.
Education & Certifications
- DBA – Finance – University of Phoenix
- MBA – Accounting – Davenport University
- MBA – Finance – Franklin University
- BS – Finance – Franklin University
- AA – Accounting – Kellogg Community College