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Associate Degree


What can I do in accounting?

Accounting is the foundation of every organization, and management looks to the accountant to find where the money comes from and where it goes. Professional accountants process and communicate financial information about their organization's economic activities and convey this information to a variety of groups, including investors, creditors, management and regulators.

What characteristics and skills do I need to work in this field?

Successful candidates for an accounting degree must be detail-oriented and have good analytical skills, as they must be able to identify issues in documentation and suggest solutions. They must have good communication skills to listen to their clients and managers and be able to discuss the results of their work in both meetings and written reports. Accountants also must be able to analyze, compare and interpret facts and figures, although complex math skills are not necessary. Professional accountants are extremely ethical, have high integrity, are detail-oriented, and are analytical and organized.

Where can I work?

Most bookkeepers and accountants work full time in an office setting, with longer hours being typical at certain times such as the end of the budget year or during tax season. Staff accountants are known to work at small to large businesses and/or accounting firms.

What does Trident Technical College offer?

Trident Technical College’s Accounting department offers three programs to prepare students for differing levels of accounting practice: an associate degree in Accounting, Professional Accountancy certificate and Bookkeeping certificate.


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The ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs) emphasizes quality in teaching and student learning outcomes in business education through efforts that demonstrate adherence to business standards and performance results. The accreditation review process provides institutions an opportunity to examine business programs and services on a continuous basis to foster excellence in teaching and student learning outcomes. Participation in the review process affirms the business unit's responsibility for the quality of business education and demonstrates a commitment to continuous quality improvement.

ACBSP accredited the following Business Technology programs: Accounting, Administrative Office Technology, Business Administration, Computer Technology and Management.

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