Associate in Arts (Transfer)
The Associate in Arts in Accountancy introduces students to the principles and practices of the profession, while at the same time preparing them for the rigor of an accountancy program at a four-year college.
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In today’s competitive environment, companies are recruiting interns as early as their sophomore year in college. A good GPA in this program will often catch the eye of recruiters and pave the way to a full-time career after finishing college.
Graduating students from this program will be prepared to take on the demands of their junior year by understanding time management, group project etiquette, and the foundation of a basic accounting information system.
Meet and network with other students interested in developing business skills and leadership by joining the ICC chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL).
Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Auditor, Internal Auditor, Tax Accountant, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Advisor, Forensic Accountant
if Full Time
60 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
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Based on 2023-24
What financial assistance can I receive?
Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
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Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
As an accountant, your job is to seek the truth and objectively tell it like it is, no matter how bad or good the truth is. You will be the smartest person in the room. There is great responsibility in being this person, but this is why they hire you. This is why they pay you.Raymond Kowalczyk, Associate Professor, Business, Legal & Information Systems
How Do I Get Into the Accountancy Program?
Apply your analytical and organizational skills to the in-demand field of Accountancy. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
- Math, English, and a working knowledge of spreadsheets and other computer applications, are essential to be successful in this program.
- Being detail oriented, thorough, and meticulous are needed attributes when working with large sets of data.
What Can I Expect As an Accountancy Student?
- Students will get an introduction to the various practices of accountancy including public accounting, auditing, financial accounting, and managerial accounting.
- Graduates of the program have been employed by local accounting firms, Caterpillar, OSF Healthcare, State Farm, and Cast Technologies.
- ICC has established transfer agreements with Illinois State University, Bradley University, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, Eureka College, University of Illinois – Springfield, and Northern Illinois University.
- Graduates of this program will be prepared to enter an accounting program at a four-year college at the junior level.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.