Careers in accounting can be exciting, rewarding, lucrative and
practical. When choosing accounting as a major course of study, students
typically follow one of two broad paths: Professional accounting or
About the Program
Delta College is a great place to begin your accounting career. For
transfer students, most universities will accept two years of Delta
credit; and some universities will even accept three years from Delta
College. In addition, Delta’s small class sizes and personal attention
will provide an excellent opportunity to learn the foundations of
accounting theory and practice.
Careers and Job Outlook
Occupational accounting careers are often available to students with
degrees from two-year colleges and little, or no, credentialing.
Candidates should expect wages to plateau around $40,000. Individuals in
this field will develop skills valuable to their employer; however
advancement is usually limited without a higher degree.
Occupational accounting functions include:
- Financial Statement preparation
- Receivables, Payables, Collections
- Payroll Accounting
- Financial Accounting
- Special Projects
Professional accounting careers will require at least a bachelor’s
degree from a four-year university and some type of professional
credential. Candidates can expect starting salaries to begin at $50,000
and grow with experience. Individuals successfully following this career
track often acquire desirable and highly marketable skill sets, which
qualify them for advancement across organizations.
Professional accounting career options include:
What are students saying?
"The accounting program has helped to shape me in many ways. From my
fellow students, to the content taught in the courses, to the amazing
teachers, this program has given me all of the tools to be successful in
– Jordan Conway
"Every path has to start somewhere. I am happy to say that mine
started at Delta College. As a future CPA I was happy to see that the
accounting courses at Delta were focused on the real-world rather than
recycled textbook material."
– Adam Wallaker
"My tax class prepared me to move on to the next level at Northwood.
The instructor always took the time to answer all my questions, even
after the semester was over."
– Kelly Brown
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