Do you love working with numbers? Are you detail-oriented with an aptitude for analytical thinking? An NPC accounting degree can offer you a range of job possibilities that gives you the skills to succeed in just about any area of business. Our two-year degree allows you to enter the job market quickly and gives you a path to a steady job with a solid income.
The NPC Accounting program provides in-depth business and accounting training for individuals seeking to advance their current career or to expand employment opportunities. This program prepares graduates to work as bookkeepers, entry-level accounting clerks and to perform a multitude of financial services in a business setting. Employment for workers with these fundamental business skills are always in demand.
NPC's business faculty meet frequently with the business community to ensure our in-depth accounting training program helps you develop the skills you need to effectively record financial transactions and manage business finances. Our program gives you an edge when applying for jobs because local employers know you have the skills they value most.
- For more information about this program, please contact an NPC Academic Adviser. Also see the current NPC College Catalog and class schedule.
Labs and Classrooms
Accounting instruction is offered using technology-connected classrooms, traditional lecture and online classes. See current class schedule for options.
Most bookkeepers, accounting and financial clerks work in an office setting. This is a field greatly impacted by technological change, so workers need to keep current on the best practices and computer skills in the industry.
Employment of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks is projected to show little or no change from 2016 to 2026.
Technological change is expected to reduce demand for these workers. Software innovations, such as cloud computing, have automated many of the tasks performed by bookkeepers. As a result, the same amount of bookkeeping work can be done with fewer employees, which is expected to lead to job losses for bookkeepers over the next 10 years.
With more routinized tasks automated, bookkeepers are expected to take on a more analytical and advisory role over the next 10 years. For example, rather than performing manual data entry, bookkeepers will focus more on analyzing their clients’ books and pointing out potential areas for efficiency gains.
Because bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks constitute a large occupation, there will be a large number of job openings from workers leaving the occupation. Thus, opportunities to enter the occupation should be plentiful, despite the slight projected decline in employment.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median annual wage for bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks in non-metropolitan northern Arizona as $40,100 in May 2018. SOC 43-3031
Potential Job Titles
With an associate degree, potential jobs include bookkeeper and accounting clerk. With a bachelor's degree, potential job options include accountant, auditor, budget analyst, cost estimators, loan officers, tax examiners/collectors and revenue agents.
Although this is not a transfer degree, some of NPC's business courses may transfer to the state's three public universities and other colleges. Check with an NPC academic adviser and AZTransfer.com to see which NPC courses may be accepted for transfer credit. Always work with an academic adviser at the college or university you plan to attend to ensure courses you complete at NPC will transfer.
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