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2009-2010 Catalog 
2009-2010 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Technology, AS

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The Associate in Science Degree Program in Accounting is designed to prepare students to enter public or private accounting in various capacities. Students who successfully complete this program will have the knowledge and skills necessary to sit for two certification examinations.

Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT)

The ACAT examination is sponsored by the National Society of Public Accountants located in Alexandria, Virginia. The examination is offered twice a year, in May and December. The six-hour examination is given at over 200 test sites nationwide. Accreditation in Accountancy by the ACAT demonstrates to your clients and/or employer they have a professional working for them.

There is an articulation agreement that allows this degree to transfer to a university bachelor’s degree program. Please contact the Baccalaureate and University Programs Division at (239) 489-9295 for further information.

Enrolled Agents Examination

The Enrolled Agents Examination is a comprehensive four-part exam administered once a year by the Internal Revenue Service. The primary benefits of being an enrolled agent are (1) recognition of attaining a high level of knowledge of federal taxation and (2) eligibility to practice before the IRS.

Accounting Graduates May Earn:

An entry level worker can expect to earn $33,380 ($16.05 per hour) while an experienced worker can expect to earn $65,240 (31.36 per hour).*

There are approximately 144 annual openings in Edison State’s service district. **

* Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved January 2009.

** 2008-2009 Regional Targeted Occupational List retrieved from Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board.

Career/Industry Opportunities:

  • Accountant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Paraprofessional Accountant
  • Payroll Assistant

Continuing Toward a Bachelor’s Degree?

The Edison State College has academic partnerships with many university partners. For example, the Accounting Degree transfers to a BS in Accounting at Hodges University. Edison State graduates receive reduced tuition with many of our university partners. For more information, call (239)-489-9067.

Course Prerequisites:

Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog.

Program Prerequisites:


General Education Requirements:

Total: 22

Total: 42

Total Credit Hourse: 64


Electives may be selected from any Accounting, Business, Management, Finance, or Computer courses. 


*Humanities Elective may be chosen from any course listed in the General Education Program Guide under Humanities.

** Math courses may be chosen from any courses listed in the General Education Program Guide under mathematics.

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