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The Accounting program prepares you for an entry-level career in the accounting field. You will gain hands-on experience with:
Our instructors continue to track industry trends and modify courses and content to stay current with what is needed in the workforce. Hawkeye's Accounting program is an excellent launching point into an accounting career.
Many four-year colleges and universities accept a limited number of transfer and elective credits.
If you plan to transfer, work closely with a program advisor to ensure courses transfer and you meet program requirements.
This program qualifies for the Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship and will pay up to 100% of your tuition.
Students must apply for and be awarded the Last-Dollar Scholarship.
Patrick Geer is a certified public accountant and has been a professional tax preparer for 20 years. He was a master tax preparer with H&R Block for ten of those years. He has also been an accountant for various small businesses.
"Accounting isn't just about math and numbers. It is the language of business and a key part of all business today. Attention to detail, deductive reasoning, and the ability to analyze information are crucial for success."
The Office Bookkeeper certificate program prepares students with basic bookkeeping skills including:
Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost
See the Suggested Sequence of Study for the full list of courses, cost, and additional course details.
Next step: Continue to the Accounting Technician diploma program, or continue to the Accounting Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, or graduate and enter the workforce.
The Accounting Technician diploma program prepares students for basic accounting and bookkeeping tasks in an office environment including:
Next step: Continue to term 3 and 4 of the Accounting Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or graduate and enter the workforce.
The Accounting Associate of Arts (AAS) degree program includes intermediate accounting concepts to prepare students for an entry level accounting position in business, financial, or accounting/bookkeeping companies.
Students will continue from the basics learned in the Accounting Technician diploma program to include:
You have completed the Accounting Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program. Check out the Business and Professional Development continuing education courses and Computers and Technology continuing education courses to keep up to date in your profession.
Graduates work as office accountants or managers in small businesses and as bank tellers or customer service representatives in financial institutions. They also find positions working in financial or accounting offices in public, private, or government accounting departments working with financial statement preparation, payroll, income taxes, budgeting, and cost accounting.
Source: 2022 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development
The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:
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In order to be eligible for the Accounting program, all students must meet minimum score requirements and/or successfully complete the required college success courses in math with a C- grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college. For appropriate college success course placement, work with your program advisor.
Applicants successfully demonstrating college readiness criteria are eligible for acceptance.
Applicants falling short of successful demonstration of college readiness criteria will be accepted to a Pre-Program. As a pre-program student, you will begin with general education and prerequisite classes. An advisor will help you create an academic plan to meet your program admission requirements. Once you have completed your pre-program coursework contact Admissions.
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