This program provides preparation for entry-level employment as mid-level accountants in manufacturing, retail and service businesses as well as federal, state, and local governmental offices. It is intended for both new students in accounting and for those already employed in accounting. This program has been articulated with some area high schools. Recent high school graduates may have earned credit in this program through high school coursework. Refer to the Dual Credit webpage below for more information.
The mission of the Accounting Program at South Suburban College is to deliver a comprehensive education to students to prepare for entry-level positions in the field of accounting and provide promotional opportunities for those already working in the field. Students are also prepared for program specific certifications.
Our vision is to provide students with a clear understanding of the accounting concepts, the accounting cycle, financial statements, and methods to analyze accounting information for effective business decision-making. Student will be better prepared to enter into a four year university or increase their job opportunities.
Through quality instruction from faculty and input from the Advisory Board Committee, the following goals have been established for the Accounting Program:
- complete the various steps of the accounting cycle and explain the purpose of each step.
- determine the values of assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity; according to generally accepted accounting principles, as well as explain when and why they are used.
- prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements using manual and computerized systems for service, merchandising, and manufacturing businesses.
- utilize planning and control principles to evaluate the performance of an organization and apply differential analysis and present value concepts needed for decision-making.
- gain valuable on-the-job accounting experience by completing and internship within a professional office environment.
As a graduate of South Suburban College’s two-year Associate in Applied Science degree program you will be able to gain employment in manufacturing, retail and service businesses, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations.
The Certificate in Accounting is designed to prepare the student for initial employment or promotability in the shortest possible time with solid academic credentials for the employers.
Gainful Employment Information Available
This program has been articulated with some area high schools. Recent high school graduates may have earned credit in this program through high school coursework.
College Transfer Curricula
Students enrolled in this program who intend to transfer should consult the College & Career Success Center for help in selecting courses appropriate for the program at the college or university where you plan to transfer.
As a graduate of South Suburban College’s two-year Associate in Applied Science degree program you will be able to gain employment in a variety of settings, including manufacturing, retail and service businesses, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations. The large size of this occupation ensures plentiful job openings, including many opportunities for temporary and part-time work.
$22,000 – $35,000
Approximate entry-level wage for accounting clerks, bookkeepers, and auditing clerks with an Associate’s degree.
Questions About the Program?
If you have questions about the Accounting Program at SSC that weren’t answered above, fill out this form and someone will get in touch with you.
Ms. Ona’ Johnson
Business Program Coordinator
(708) 596-2000 ext. 2357