What Are the Top Schools for an Associate Degree in Accounting Technology?

An associate's degree an accounting or accounting technology can prepare you for work as a junior accountant under the supervision of a certified accountant. Find out about three top U.S. schools for earning and associate's degree in this field ranked by community college rankings and program offerings. Schools offering Accounting Information Systems degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What are Characteristics of Top Accounting Technology Schools?

Students planning to earn associate's degrees in accounting technology should consider schools' national rankings, course offerings and online course delivery. Typical accounting technology courses include computerized accounting, financial accounting, government accounting, income tax accounting, managerial accounting and tax accounting, so students should research the professors teaching those classes. In addition, students who plan to earn bachelor's degrees in accounting should seek out programs whose credits are accepted at 4-year universities.

Three Examples of Top Accounting Technology Schools

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Shell Lake

Each of the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College's four campuses - Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior - offers an Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, and it is also offered online. Courses include financial accounting, income tax accounting and government accounting.

  • Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Southern University at Shreveport, Louisiana

Southern University at Shreveport (SUSLA) is a 2-year school associated with the Southern University and A & M System. SUSLA offers an Associate of Science in Accounting degree program designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as junior accountants. Required courses include tax accounting, computerized accounting and managerial accounting.

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Southwestern Community College in Sylva, North Carolina

Southwestern Community College (SCC), located in southwestern North Carolina, offers an Associate in Applied Science in Accounting program. Through agreements with baccalaureate accounting programs at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Franklin University, students can transfer their credits to complete a 4-year degree in accounting, business administration, financial management or forensic accounting at these schools. Co-op work experiences are available for credit.

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Additional Schools with Accounting or Accounting Technology Programs

College/UniversityInstitutionTypeLocationEstimated Undergrad In-State Tuition*
Adirondack Community College2-year, PublicQueensbury, NY$5,000
Bellevue College4-year, PublicBellevue, WA$4,000
Bradford School2-year, PrivatePittsburgh, PAN/A
Career Point College4-year, PrivateSan Antonio, TX$11,000
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College2-year, PublicNew York, NY$5,000
Evergreen Valley College2-year, PublicSan Jose, CA$1,000
Hickey College4-year, PrivateSaint Louis, MON/A
Hutchinson Community College2-year, PublicHutchinson, KS$3,000
Lane Community College2-year, PublicEugene, OR$5,000
North Hennepin Community College2-year, PublicBrooklyn Park, MN$4,000

*Source: NCES, U.S. Department of Education

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