Accounting

MCC has an accounting degree plan to fit your goals.

  • Are you planning to transfer to a four-year college or university and major in accounting?
  • Are you hoping to learn the fundamentals of accounting so you can begin your career?
  • Do you want to quickly attain skills to make you marketable for entry-level accounting positions?

If yes, yes or yes, we have a degree option that is right for you!

Whichever path you choose, students graduate with the skills, knowledge and abilities sought by workforce partners who hire current students, promote graduates and continuously develop them for career advancement on a pathway to high wage jobs.


Important: MCC recently updated the BSAD course designator for its business courses to either BUSN or ACCT. Please refer to the Business Course Crosswalk (PDF) to determine the name of the new BUSN or ACCT course that will fulfill the BSAD requirement on your degree plan.


Degree and certificate offerings


Career and salary information

Visit the MoSCORES website for information on MCC's programs, including length, credit hours, and wage and employment data. Search Metropolitan Community College. Note: The historical data listed is informational and can vary based on the number of credit hours students earn, local wage conditions and other factors.


Accounting career options

Accounting degrees and certificates are the gateway to many career options. Depending on your emphasis area, your education will equip you to develop into any of the following roles among others:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Specialist
  • Accounting Specialist
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Account Specialist
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Specialist
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Staff Accountant
  • Tax Preparer

Additional carer information resources


Transfer from MCC accounting program

The following courses are accepted/recommended by most transfer institutions to enter into their college of business/accounting program:

  • ACCT 101: Accounting Principles I
  • ACCT 102: Accounting Principles II
  • ACCT 103: Managerial Accounting (often required by transfer institution)
  • BUSN 270: Legal Environment of Business
  • ECON 210: Macroeconomics
  • ECON 211: Microeconomics
  • MATH 115 or higher (MATH 120: College Algebra preferred)

View course equivalency guide

Current accounting program agreements

  • A.A.S agreement with University of Central Missouri
  • The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Accounting transfers seamlessly to University of Central Missouri (UCM)

Learn more about MCC's seamless transfer

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