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2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 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.

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 the following: (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 $26,380 ($12.68 per hour), while an experienced worker can expect to earn $37,570 ($18.07 per hour).*

* Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved April 2011.

Career/Industry Opportunities:

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

Continuing Toward a Bachelor’s Degree?

Edison State College has academic partnerships with many university partners. For example, the Accounting Degree transfers to Edison's BAS in Supervision and Management as well as 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 Core Requirements:

Total: 22

Total: 42

Total Credit Hours: 64


*The Mathematics course may be chosen from any courses listed in the Associate in Arts Degree General Education Program Guide, AA  under Mathematics.

**The Humanities course may be chosen from any course listed in the Associate in Arts Degree General Education Program Guide, AA  under Humanities.


***Electives may be chosen from any Accounting, Business, Management, Finance, or Technology courses.

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