Play a key role in any business

Every business and industry, from movie-making to alternative energy, requires people-oriented, analytical, and creative thinkers to address accounting needs. As an accountant, you will have direct input regarding a company’s financial health and profitability. A degree in accounting can be the key to rewarding and challenging opportunities in any field of interest.

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Career Area
Associate Degree
Program Number
  • Associate Degree
  • 4 Terms if attending full-time
  • 9 Terms if attending part-time, online or evening
  • 60 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts August / January
  • Delivery Modes: Day, Evening, and Online

Career Outlook


Median Income: $44,717.00*


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Locate and notify customers of delinquent accounts by mail, telephone, or personal visit to solicit payment. Duties include receiving payment and posting amount to customer's account, preparing statements to credit department if customer fails to respond, initiating repossession proceedings or service disconnection, and keeping records of collection and status of accounts.


Compile, compute, and record billing, accounting, statistical, and other numerical data for billing purposes. Prepare billing invoices for services rendered or for delivery or shipment of goods.


Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.


Compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees’ time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks.


Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.



*As with any survey data, the wages presented here are prone to error and sampling bias. Educational decisions should not be entirely based on the data presented here. Graduate Outcome Survey data is from 2021-22 Lakeshore graduates.


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.

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Designed to fit your life schedule, iFlex scheduling provides flexibility to attend courses through a blend of online and face-to-face, totally online, or flexing between these two modes on a weekly basis. Students will have identical learning components (assessments and lecture materials) whether sitting in the classroom or learning online.

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Chris Cheske

There is no better experience than guiding a student through his or her journey. The student's joy on graduation day is the ultimate sign of success.

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Christine Heinen

While most people think of Accounting as "numbers," the reality is those numbers tell the STORY of a business. As an avid reader, there are not many things I love more than reading -- except my love of Accounting! I enjoy being the "tour guide" on my students' learning journey.   

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Julie Meyer

Our diverse students in the day, evening, and online modalities makes instructing courses ever-changing. Watching students develop their skills, gain confidence, have success, and graduate is inspiring as their instructor. 

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