Apr 21, 2021  
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, culverc@lanecc.edu

Purpose To prepare graduates to enter the field of accounting.

Advising Lori Areford and Josh Baker can be reached at BusinessAdvising@lanecc.edu

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, kelschj@lanecc.edu

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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