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Accounting Instruments
Program Snapshot
Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
AdvisorTracy Sewell, MAcc
Associate Professor of Accounting
850.769.1551, extension 4826

Pathway NavigatorWill Archer
850.769.1551 ext. 4023


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Accounting, AA

Do You Have a Passion for Accounting?

If you're good with numbers and have an eye for detail, accounting could be a great career for you.  

According to the Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook, accountants and auditors

  • "prepare and examine financial records"
  • "ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time"
  • "assess financial operations" and
  • "work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently."

Most accountants and auditors work full-time, and projected growth in the field is higher than average.

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Accounting AA Course Requirements Overview*


English I and II
Visual and Performing Arts
Calculus for Business
Physical Science
Biological Science
Economics, Macro
Computer Courses
Financial Accounting Courses
Economics, Micro
Managerial Accounting
Business Courses

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with an Accounting AA Option?

In this field, people find careers as:

Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks
Tax Preparers
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
Credit Analysts
Tax Preparers

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
Florida State University - Panama City
University of Central Florida

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Are You Ready to Get Started?

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