The Accounting Department at El Camino College offers a wide range of accounting classes aimed at transferring to a four-year college or university or for career advancement.
Students will learn analytical skills and develop the background they need for successful careers in public, private, and governmental accounting. They will also be able to organize, create, update, and maintain financial information for a variety of organizational needs.
Accounting students will learn to develop and compile accounting information and then communicate that data for planning use, control, analysis, performance evaluations, and other functions.
After completing the degree program or the certificate program at El Camino College, students will be qualified to work in general accounting, budgeting, cost accounting, and as paraprofessionals in public accounting.
The accounting major for the Associate in Science Degree provides students with a strong foundation to pursue many careers in accounting. Students can earn a degree in accounting after completing 60 semester units, including the General Education requirements listed in the El Camino College Catalog. For more information, click here.
Major requirements include:
A Certificate of Achievement will be granted upon completion of the required courses and a minimum of 15 units must be completed at El Camino College. For more information, click here.
Certificate requirements include:
Accounting offers exciting career opportunities. Accounting careers are usually divided into two areas: private accounting and public accounting.
Private accountants work for a single business, such as a local department store, or the Eastman Kodak Company. Charitable organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies also employ private accountants. Private accountants perform a wide variety of services:
Public accountants serve the general public. Like private accountants, public accountants provide many valuable services:
Estimated Average Annual Earnings: $37,210 - $61,630