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  •  Estimated Cost: $9,780

    Program Length: 4 semester(s)

    Locations: Beatrice / Lincoln / Milford / Online

    Start Term(s): Fall / Spring / Summer

    Average Cohort Size: 30

    Awards Offered: AA

    Program Description

    If you are a number cruncher who likes to solve problems, our Accounting program is the perfect fit for you. We will teach you practical skills which will allow you to enter the workforce in bookkeeping, billing and office management.

    This flexible program allows you to take classes either full time or part time as well as in a traditional classroom or online – you choose the right option for you.

    2 + 2 Degree Option

    Earning your Associate of Arts degree in Accounting from SCC gives you an affordable path to complete your bachelor’s degree. This degree option prepares you to transfer to a four-year university or college by teaching you basic business skills in accounting and economics. We partner with local colleges and universities including:

    • University of Nebraska at Omaha
    • Nebraska Wesleyan University
    • Doane University-Lincoln
    • Peru State College
    • Bellevue University

    You can start the Business program in the Fall, Spring or Summer terms. Follow these steps to finish your application:

    1. Complete an application for admission.
    2. Submit official high school transcripts, GED® scores, and/or other college transcripts.
    3. Check with an advisor to determine if you need to take the COMPASS assessment test. This requirement may be waived if you have a sufficiently high and recent ACT scores or have successfully completed necessary college-level prerequisite courses.
    4. You will need to validate previous accounting work experience or course work in accounting from your high school and/or college transcripts.
    5. You will need to demonstrate keyboarding skills of at least 30 words per minute minimum with three or fewer errors.
    6. If you cannot validate competencies in accounting and keyboarding, you may take courses in those areas at SCC. Credits earned in Office Accounting (OFFT-1310), Keyboarding I (OFFT-1010) and Keyboarding II (OFFT-1020) will not count toward your degree.
    7. You must complete the regular SCC admission requirements and prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher to continue in the Business program.

    An Accounting degree from SCC adds up to a successful career in a variety of positions including:

    • Account Manager
    • Accounting Associate
    • Accounts Payable or Receivable Clerk
    • Billing Coordinator
    • Bookkeeper
    • Finance Assistant
    • Inventory Control Clerk
    • Office Manager or Assistant Manager
    • Payroll/Accounting Clerk
    • Retail Accounting Specialist
    • Revenue Agent

    SCC’s Business program is accredited by:

    Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

    11520 W 119 St.
    Overland Park, KS 66213

    The SCC Business Administration program was reaffirmed in 2013 for 10 years.

    SCC is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution. As a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution, we are unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following states/areas: California and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.

    Beatrice Campus

    Kim Day, Program Director
    800-233-5027, ext. 1332

    Lincoln Campus

    Linda Hartman, Program Co-Director
    800-642-4075, ext. 2433

    Beth Deinert, Program Co-Director
    800-642-4075, ext. 2415

    Milford Campus

    Tammie Lang, Program Director
    800-933-7223, ext. 8465


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