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Count on a Career in Accounting 

Are you intrigued by numbers, organization and financial analysis? If so, an associate in applied science (AAS) in accounting from St. Louis Community College could be the perfect stepping stone to a fulfilling career in this dynamic field.

Employ your strong desire to solve problems as you gain a solid understanding of accounting principles and practices. Learn how to track business finances, apply accounting industry standards and make informed decisions to help businesses reach long-term goals.

What is Accounting at St. Louis Community College?

An AAS in accounting prepares you for entry-level accounting positions, such as accounting assistant or paraprofessional. If you aspire to become a CPA, you can gain professional experience while completing your bachelor's degree and preparing for the CPA exam.

You'll graduate highly marketable in today's fast-paced business world by learning the latest technologies and accounting skills. Become skilled in popular accounting software and learn from faculty who are experts in accounting and leaders in professional organizations and initiatives.

Our AAS program is available in two convenient formats: 100% online or mixed (a combination of hybrid, online and face-to-face courses). Choose the option that best fits your learning style and schedule.

Select an area of concentration in accounting or tax emphasis to tailor your education to your specific career goals. Whether you aspire to help individuals, join executive leadership or make a difference at a nonprofit organization, our associate in applied science in accounting is a smart choice.

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What Can You Do with an Accounting Associate Degree?

Open doors to endless career opportunities with an associate in applied science degree in accounting. Your career can take you in a variety of settings, including public accounting firms, corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. The demand for skilled accountants is high, making it an excellent career choice for stability and growth potential. 

Accounting professionals with an AAS degree work in a variety of roles that include:

  • Accounting assistant
  • Accounting clerk 
  • Auditing clerk 
  • Bank teller
  • Bill and account collector 
  • Bookkeeping clerk 
  • Financial clerk 
  • Paraprofessional
  • Payroll administrator 

AAS in Accounting

Tuition for district residents is $122 per credit hour for in-district students and $125 for all out-of-district students. Find out more about our straightforward and low-cost tuition structure.


STLCC's AAS in accounting is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. All College degree programs are approved by the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development.


"All of the professors that I’ve encountered were extremely friendly, extremely willing to help, and if you need help...or extra credit, they will offer it to you." - Derryon Evans, graduate

"Accounting is a great path if you are interested in business. There are many opportunities within the accounting field, and an accounting background gives you the tools to take on other positions within a company.I think it’s a great option. It’s affordable, and the smaller classroom settings provide an excellent opportunity to work directly with the instructors and get to know your classmates." - Brett Vollrath, alum and former instructor

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Why You Should Choose STLCC's Accounting Program

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Real-World Skills

Enter the accounting profession with the accounting knowledge and technology skills required by today's businesses.

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Industry-Ready Preparation

Receive friendly instruction in our small class sizes with faculty who have extensive accounting experience and are industry leaders.

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Flexible Learning Options

Our accounting program is available 100% online or in a hybrid format (a combination of online and face-to-face courses).

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Cost-Effective Pathway

Save money and gain a strong foundation in accounting before transferring to a four-year institution.

Come as you are. See what you become.

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