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        Schools With Accounting Programs

        Our schools offer undergraduate and graduate programs in the field of accounting online or on-campus.

        To learn more about institutional and/or programmatic accreditation please select the school you are interested in from the locations below.

        Bethpage, New York
        Briarcliffe College - Bethpage
        Associate in Accounting, Bachelor in Accounting, Diploma in Accounting
        Patchogue, New York
        Briarcliffe College - Patchogue
        Associate in Accounting, Bachelor in Accounting, Diploma in Accounting
        Colorado Springs, Colorado
        CTU - Colorado Springs
        Associate in Accounting, Bachelor in Accounting, Master in Accounting
        Aurora, Colorado
        CTU - Denver
        Associate in Accounting, Master in Accounting
        Colorado Springs, Colorado
        CTU's Online Degree Programs
        Associate in Accounting, Bachelor in Accounting, Master in Accounting
        Brentwood, Missouri
        Missouri College
        Associate in Accounting

        Accounting Program Profile

        • Program Focus
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        • Field of Interest

        Program Focus

        Accounting is the practice of tracking financial data. Graduates of our programs should understand:

        • The stages of the accounting cycle
        • Record-keeping, report and document generation
        • How to perform accounting functions, including financial and cost accounting
        • How to analyze accounting data
        • How accounting information can affect strategic business decisions

        Student Life

        Students at all degree levels progress through courses that emphasize industry-current accounting practices. Project-based learning and team-based learning that reflects the real-world working environment are also an important part of our courses.

        Students both online and on-campus can take advantage of our Career Services departments. All schools have a dedicated Career Services staff that aims to help accounting students identify, clarify, and pursue their academic and professional goals.

        Finally, our schools’ Alumni Associations offer additional opportunities for students and graduates to make important connections—professional and personal.

        Field of Interest

        Tracking and analyzing the accounts of a business provides information that helps guide business decisions and ensures compliance with laws and regulations.

        • Key Traits: Mathematical knowledge, organization, attention to detail.
        • Education Required: Associate degree (support roles), bachelor degree (entry-level), master’s degree (advanced or management roles). Third-party licensure or certification* may be needed to apply for certain positions.
        • Where Accounting Is Needed: Tax firms, accounting firms, financial services firms, large businesses and government organizations.

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        279,000 new jobs, or 22% growth rate nation-widei

        **All job growth figures are estimates and based on national projections. Local markets will vary. does not guarantee employment or salary.

        iBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition,Accountants and Auditors, on the Internet at (visited December 02, 2010).

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        CEC schools do not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by CEC schools but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to CEC schools. Therefore, CEC schools cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

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