From welding to philosophy, FRCC has a program for you.

Is a bachelor's degree your goal? Our two-year associate degrees (A.A., A.S.) are guaranteed to transfer to four-year public schools in Colorado.

Need skills? Our technical degrees (A.A.S.) and certificates launch you into a career. Some certificates can be completed in just one semester.

Select a campus to see what programs are offered there.  Click on a program name for required classes, contacts, starting salaries, and more.

Accounting Degree

Offered at: Boulder, Larimer, Westminster, Online

A.A.S. in Accounting

60-62 credits
(4 semesters)

With an A.A.S. degree in Accounting, you can work in business, industry, government, and other organizations. You will be ready to work effectively under the supervision of controllers, chief accountants, accounting supervisors, certified public accountants, and other professional accountants. 

Accounting Degree: See required courses by semester.

See list of degree requirements.

See accounting course descriptions.

All classes for this degree are offered online.

Accounting Certificate

 

Bookkeeping

24 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program prepares students for a variety of entry-level clerical and technical positions that have a recordkeeping or bookkeeping component.  

Offered at all campuses and online.

Bookkeeping certificate: See required courses by semester.

See list of certificate requirements.

See gainful employment information.

 

Tax Preparation

19 credits 
(2 semesters)

This Tax Preparation Certificate prepares students with the practical skills needed to perform income tax preparation for individuals, corporations, estates, and trusts.

Offered at all campuses and online.

Tax Preparation certificate: See required courses by semester.

See list of certificate requirements.

See gainful employment information.

Transfer Options

If your goal is a bachelor's degree in Accounting...

Consider FRCC’s Business degree (A.A.) for Transfer With this degree, you will have a grasp of the “big picture” of business, so you are ready to concentrate on accounting as your major at any public four-year college or university in Colorado.

See more about transferring.

Regis University

FRCC students can transfer their Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree to Regis. Depending on your field of study, you can complete up to 90 credits at FRCC and transfer to complete about 30 credit hours at Regis to earn a Bachelor of Science in Accounting - see transfer guide.

Learn more about transferring to Regis.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  1. Prepare effective business written communications.
  2.  Identify different types of business organizations.
  3.  Demonstrate basic software program skills for organizing and managing data.
  4.  Demonstrate effective business presentation skills.
  5.  Develop teamwork skills.
  6.  Analyze financial ratios
  7.  Discuss issues in ethics and corporate social responsibility.
  8.  Apply critical thinking skills to business scenarios.
  9. Prepare an effective resume and cover letter targeted to a specific job.
  10. Demonstrate double entry accounting.

Accounting Jobs & Salaries

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
Bookkeeper $27,384
$41,213
$48,126
Billing Clerk $30,287
$40,549
$45,679
Accountant/Auditor $48,038
$79,298
$94,928
Budget Analyst $61,648
$82,599
$93,075
Colorado Dept. of Labor & Employment (2017)
 


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