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.

A Quality Education

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.

Get Involved

Meet and network with other students interested in developing business skills and leadership by joining the ICC chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL).

Career Opportunities

Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Auditor, Internal Auditor, Tax Accountant, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Advisor, Forensic Accountant


18 Months

if Full Time

3 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


16 Students

average per class

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
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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.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. Math, English, and a working knowledge of spreadsheets and other computer applications, are essential to be successful in this program.
  5. Being detail oriented, thorough, and meticulous are needed attributes when working with large sets of data.

What Can I Expect As an Accountancy Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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East Peoria Campus
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