Our accounting program offers students two degree pathways. The Associate of Accounting A.A.S. which requires a total of 60 credits and takes two years for full-time students (15 credits/semester), and the Certificate of Accounting Fundamentals (30 credits). The two pathways share some similarities, and some major differences. Students pursuing the 2-year program will, obviously, learn more. They will partake in an internship with a local business and gain hands-on experience in the real world. About 1/3 of students who receive their associate degree go on to pursue a bachelor's of accounting upon graduating.
Our certificate program will equip you with bookkeeping skills and the fundamentals of accounting (hence the name). Interested in starting, or already running, your own business and in need of further accounting/bookkeeping acumen? Our accounting program could be for you. Accounting is the backbone of business. Jobs are always in demand, and it is a fantastic career to pursue. We at Missoula College work intimately with business, ensuring that we stay ahead of the curve and send our students into the "real" world feeling confident and capable.
"In my mid-thirties with three children, a job, and a mountain of responsibilities it took dedication and hard work to accomplish my goal..."
"The return on investment for my education is remarkable for both my career and personal growth. The associates degree I earned was not just a piece of paper, but a gateway to new beginnings and opportunities..."
"My education helped me progress from accounting jobs to the professional career in the accounting field I have today; a career that is challenging and profoundly rewarding..."