Degree, Certificate or Diploma
6,211 Jobs (2020)
+7.0% change from 2020-2025
Data is from the Omaha Metropolitans Area, and the seven counties in Southwest Iowa that Iowa Western serves
What will you do
The Para-Accounting program is designed to place students into the workforce upon completion of the two-year degree. Para-accountants provide many accounting, auditing, or tax services under the direct supervision of an accountant. This program will prepare students to locate employment in the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, or payroll areas.
- Entry: $15.41
- Average: $19.29
- Experienced: $30.00
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ACC 121 - Principles of Accounting I
CSC 110 - Introduction to Computers
BCA 212 - Introduction to Computer Business Applications
BUS 102 - Introduction to Business
MAT 711 - Business and Financial Mathematics
ENG 105 - Composition I
ACC 122 - Principles of Accounting II
ACC 161 - Payroll Accounting
ACC 311 - Computer Accounting
FIN 121 - Personal Finance
SPC 122 - Interpersonal Communication
SPC 112 - Public Speaking
BCA 142 - Spreadsheets
BCA 152 - Comprehensive Spreadsheets
MGT 195 - Workplace Empowerment
ACC 211 - Intermediate Accounting I
BUS 185 - Business Law I
ACC 251 - Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting
ECN 120 - Principles of Macroeconomics
ECN 130 - Principles of Microeconomics
ACC 932 - Internship
ACC 221 - Cost Accounting
ACC 261 - Income Tax Accounting
PHI 142 - Ethics in Business
PHI 105 - Introduction to Ethics
ACC 932 - Internship
BUS 121 - Business Communications
Total Semester Hours Required: 70.0
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Identify the major disciplines of business.
- Apply knowledge of governmental and nonprofit accounting practices.
- Demonstrate use of general accounting principles as they apply to routine business transactions.
- Explain the use of the American legal system and ethics as they relate to business.
- Explain the forces of supply and demand as they relate to business and the economy.
- Employ the use of computers in business and accounting.
- Recognize accounting and business job opportunities within the current workplace environment and apply job search techniques.
- Apply knowledge and skills to real world experiences.
- Apply knowledge of payroll accounting practices.
- Apply knowledge of income taxes and their preparation.
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