Degree Programs

Occupational Accounting Degree:

The Associate in Applied Science in Accounting (A.A.S.) degree at College of DuPage prepares students to become accounting clerks, bookkeepers, junior accountants, bank tellers, credit analysts, auditing clerks and tax preparers. Job opportunities exist in accounting firms, manufacturing companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, service organizations, and not-for-profit and government agencies.
More academic information for the occupational Accounting degree. 

College of DuPage Student Planning Worksheet for the A.A.S. Degree 

Transfer Accounting Program:

An Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree with an emphasis in accounting from College of DuPage starts students on the road to becoming professional accountants by providing the first two years of college coursework. Career opportunities for professional accountants include public accountant, auditor, tax specialist, management consultant, Internal Revenue Service agent, financial analyst, credit analyst, cost accountant and budget analyst. Job opportunities exist in public accounting firms, manufacturing companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, service organizations, and not-for-profit and governmental entities. After completing their initial program of study at COD, many students transfer to a four-year institution and earn a bachelor's degree in accounting.

College of DuPage Student Planning Worksheet for the A.A. Degree

Choosing the Right Degree:

Upon completion of an associate degree program in accounting at College of DuPage, some students decide to continue their education and work towards a baccalaureate degree before they enter the job market. Often, these students work toward an Associate in Arts (AA) degree. Other students decide to enter the job market immediately to pursue a career in accounting. Such students typically work toward an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. Each degree has different requirements.

At this point, you may be unable to decide whether you will immediately enter the job market or continue your education upon completion of an associate’s degree program in accounting at College of DuPage. Choose your courses carefully. Initially, to keep your options open, select courses that will count toward either the associate in arts degree or the associate in applied science degree. Click here for information about Choosing the Right Degree Program and Keeping Your Options Open.


Contact Information

Maureen McBeth, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1451, (630) 942-2879

Bev Carlson, Program Support Specialist
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1443, (630) 942-2140

Anika Collins, Program Advising
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1454D, (630) 942-3961

Business and Applied Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592


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    John KolzeAccounting

    One does not need to be a student to benefit from the opportunities at College of DuPage. There are numerous programs offered to all community members, from personal interests to small business concerns to large corporation relations. There is something for everyone at College of DuPage. The solid educational foundation that I have attained at College of DuPage while pursuing my associate degree will benefit my future growth and development as I continue my educational pursuits.

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    Benjamin HamgeriAccounting

    “COD helped relieve the pressure of attending a large university. It’s much easier to focus here and everyone’s door is open, from meeting with professors to finding a tutor. I’ve learned to ask questions and not be afraid of what other people say. At COD, you’re getting a good education. And if you are enthusiastic and hungry to learn more, the world is yours.”

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    Celia ZarateAccounting

    "Even when there are people who tell you that it is impossible, there are more people believing, helping and telling you ‘You can do it!’ I am forever grateful to College of DuPage.”

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    Marion BrisportAccounting

    "Accounting is not just about numbers, and I’ve always liked that. I even enjoy the homework, so I know I can make a career out of it! College of DuPage really helped me toward accomplishing this goal."

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    "COD’s Accounting program is taught by CPAs with real-world experience. You get a university-quality education for a very affordable tuition."

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