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Accounting

Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS, Certificate, CER

Pathway: Business, Design, & Hospitality

More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Hyflex, Online, Hybrid

Program Length: 4 Semesters

Location: Centennial

Transferability: Transferable

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Spring registration opens October 17.

What do PPSC Accounting students study?

As a PPSC accounting student, you will work closely with your professors to analyze complex business transactions, to make sound financial decisions, and to become a responsible business professional. You will study and gain familiarity with:

  • Accounting software used in the workplace
  • Accounting theory
  • Practical application of accounting concepts
  • Reporting and communicating financial results
  • Tax code and how to prepare individual and small business returns
  • Payroll processing
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What kind of Salary Can You Expect?

Accountants

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Bill and Account Collectors

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Job Growth

+20%

Opportunities for Accountants are expected to grow through 2028.

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Job Growth

+1%

Opportunities for Bill and Account Collectors are expected to grow through 2028.

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Accounting Classes you Might Take

The Accounting Department has a wide variety of course offerings. Check out a sampling of classes you might take.
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Presents the basic elements and concepts of accounting, with emphasis on the procedures used for maintaining journals, ledgers, and other related records, and for the completion of end-of-period reports for small service and merchandising businesses.

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Studies federal and state employment laws and their effects on personnel and payroll records. The course is non-technical and is intended to give students a practical working knowledge of the current payroll laws and actual experience in applying regulations. Students are exposed to computerized payroll procedures.

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Introduces the capabilities of computer applications in accounting. Includes solving accounting problems of a financial nature and hardware and software controls.

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PPSC alumni have moved into Accounting positions in local small businesses, multi-national corporations, banks, and not-for-profit government entities. 

Some graduates have gone on to complete their CPA licenses and are working in accounting firms.
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1st semester plan

math & english requirements

1st semester plan

math & english requirements

Voices of PPSC

Holly Eickstedt

Voices of PPSC

PPSC highly prepared me for a four-year school, better than I could have imagined.

Holly Eickstedt
PPSC Graduate | UCCS Transfer Student

Accounting Faculty Contact

Cristal Breitbeil
719-502-3345
Cristal.Breitbeil@pikespeak.edu
Rampart Campus W209

Advising Team

Advising@pikespeak.edu
719-502-3232
719-502-2000