School of Business - 2015

Accounting Department

In today's economy, accountants and the theoretical principles they use in their work are critical to any industry and business. Economists, investors, business executives, labor leaders, bankers, and government officials all rely upon financial statements and other reports to summarize and interpret the multitude of financial transactions.

The accounting program will provide the minimum accounting requirements needed to enter the accounting profession as an accounting clerk or junior member of the accounting staff. The program emphasizes the use of personal computers along with the manual procedures of accounting. Many of the courses can be completed via distance learning.

Students can also elect to transfer to four-year institutions. Since four-year schools differ greatly in their requirements, students should select courses from the general education requirements and electives list that will best fit the program of the school to which they intend to transfer.

Upon completion of a bachelor's degree, graduates can find jobs as accountants and auditors working in private industry or the government. Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow by 13 percent between 2012 and 2022, which is as fast as average for all occupations. According to a salary survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics bachelor’s degree candidates in accounting received the median annual wage of $63,550 per year in May 2012.

   • Accounting/Finance Degree (Associate in Applied Science Degree - C206A)

   • Accounting Certificate - C306A

   • Accounting Courses
   • Business Courses

Pending: Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs

Curriculum/Plan of Study
C206A, C306A

Program Affiliations

For Students
Please contact Julie Gilbert at for students interested in joining the Accounting Club.

Students should contact Dr. William M. Griffin at 708-456-0300, Ext. 3579 or email for all program related questions.

Julie Gilbert
Tenured Faculty
Office: F-214B
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3334

Geoff Hiller
Office: F-214B
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3335