The Accounting Major is designed to prepare students for gainful employment in business and industrial accounting positions in three main areas: private organizations, governmental agencies and public accounting firms. The aim of the program is to educate the student in the design, maintenance and utilization of a financial system. Emphasis on accounting systems and analysis of financial data from the managerial point of view constitutes a valuable part of the curriculum. In addition, much emphasis is placed on solving and setting up accounting problems utilizing popular computer software. Students will utilize an integrated accounting software program which simulates various business operations and employ tax software while preparing returns. Students completing work in the Accounting Program are granted an Associate Degree in Accounting.