The Accounting program provides comprehensive instruction in maintaining financial records and preparing and analyzing financial reports. Earning an accounting associate degree prepares you for a profession where your skills will be respected in any industry.
Accounting career paths include accountant, payroll, auditing clerk, and bookkeeper in private industry or a governmental agency. Additional experience and education can lead to becoming a Certified Public Accountant "CPA".
The coursework is designed around understanding and practicing accounting as a manager/owner and professional. Courses included accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, and advanced accounting classes.
- Completed Harcum College Application
- Official high school transcripts or GED transcripts. This requirement is waived for applicants who have completed a bachelor's degree, unless specifically requested.
- SAT or ACT scores, if taken (critical reading and math scores only).
- TOEFL scores for students for whom English is a second language
- Official college transcripts (if applicable)
- Personal essay explaining why you chose your desired major.
- Letter of recommendation from an employer, teacher, guidance counselor, etc.
Upon completion of the program, the graduate should be able to perform the following:
- Record and validate accounting transactions to determine appropriate valuation for reporting purposes, performing each step in the accounting cycle in a timely manner.
- Analyze financial statements evaluating the profitability, liquidity, and solvency of the business or agency organization and suggest future course(s) of action.
- Collect, structure, and report accounting information for managerial planning and decision-making.
- Apply critical thinking to accounting transactions requiring a sound legal basis as they apply to business.
- Use basic capital budgeting techniques to evaluate economic proposals.
- Demonstrate efficient utilization of accounting software.