Accounting is said to be the “language of business” due to its wide-ranging applications. Lone Star College offers four different Accounting programs, with each filling a different, but vital role for students. “I really believe that we play an important part in preparing our students for the workforce,” said Associate Professor of Accounting Clifton Hill, CPA, CGFM, APA. “Many of my students are also small-business owners who simply wish to gain an understanding of the financial aspects of their business.”
The accounting associate of applied science degree is designed to prepare students to fill entry level accounting positions in industry. The Accounting Assistant/Bookkeeper Certificate is a fast-track program that provides industry training without the need for admissions testing. The Payroll Assistant Certificate, like the first two, provides industry training without the need for admissions testing. However, this program also includes heavy emphasis on Payroll Accounting. For students who possess a bachelor’s degree and intend to sit for the CPA exam, LSC offers the two-year Advanced Technical Certificate in Accounting.
“I generally encourage my students to gain an understanding of the various careers available in the accounting field and then to pursue the tract that best aligns with their interest,” said Hill.