Dec 02, 2022  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, AAS

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Total Program Credits: 90-94

Estimated Program Length: Two years

Offered by the Business Department  541.463.5221

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  

Program Coordinator Chris Culver, 541.463.5153,

Purpose To prepare graduates to enter the field of accounting.

Advising Lori Areford and Josh Baker can be reached at

Learning Outcomes

  • Anticipate and actively explore innovative solutions to technological and organizational challenges.
  • Apply critical thinking and analytical skills in decision-making and problem solving.
  • Formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer them.
  • Organize and manage the daily business functions of an organization.
  • Perform on the job in ways that reflect professional ethics, legal standards, and organizational expectations.
  • Understand accounting as the "language of business".
  • Use computerized and manual systems to record data and prepare accounting statements and reports.
  • Use research and analytical skills to support the activities of the organization.
  • Use software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases to input, manage, and interpret information to meet organizational needs.
  • Work independently within diverse business environments; apply individual strengths and critical thinking to collaborative efforts.
  • Create and present professional documents, work papers, and presentations for both internal and external users.
  • Apply accounting theory to analyze accounting information.
  • Understand and monitor the financial, tax, payroll, legal, and other compliance requirements for a variety of organizational entities.
  • Plan, budget, and evaluate financial performance.

Cooperative Education (Co-op) Students earn credit while gaining relevant work experience related to their educational and career goals. Through Co-op, students connect theory and practice, develop skills, expand career knowledge, and make contacts for future employment. Contact Jamie Kelsch, Co-op Coordinator, Bldg. 19, Rm. 253A, 541.463.5540,

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Lane County openings - 253 annually
Statewide openings - 2,883 annually

Lane County average hourly - $18.66; average annual - $38,816
Oregon average hourly - $19.99; average annual - $41,583

Estimated Program Cost

Books   $2,753
Computers/Internet Service   $1,500
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $12,388
  Total Estimated Cost $16,641

*Course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

Program Notes

General Education

GENERAL EDUCATION courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Open Elective

OPEN ELECTIVES must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

1-4 credits, take any course 100-level or higher. See Complete course listings  for options.

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