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Accounting and Bookkeeping

If you enjoy financial information, math, or working with spreadsheets and databases, then accounting and bookkeeping may be the career for you. Our accounting and bookkeeping programs provide you with an education geared towards today’s professional environment including:

  • Maintain and verify accurate financial records
  • Executing sales or other financial transactions
  • The accounting cycle and preparation of financial statements
  • The latest software such as QuickBooks and Excel accounting functions
  • Payroll processing
  • Tax issues

Completing your education in accounting or bookkeeping boosts your opportunity to work in many roles across every business, such as:

  • CPA firms
  • Accounting services businesses
  • Business consulting groups
  • Federal, state, and local government agencies
  • Finance and insurance firms
  • Manufacturing and production facilities
  • Small to large businesses
  • Non-profit enterprises
  • Service industries
  • Retailers
  • Self-employed

Bookkeepers fulfill the process of recording financial transactions and may classify and summarize financial data. Accountants analyze financial transactions and provide financial reports to help organizational leaders make informed decisions.

What are the features of Casper’s program?

The Associate of Business (A.B.) degree for students planning to transfer to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is a two-year program for students wanting to enter the workforce with an associate degree. Although this is an A.A.S. degree, graduates from this program may apply this degree toward an online applied science degree at the University of Wyoming at Casper.

The certificate is a one-year program that has been recently modified with the input of Casper employers seeking competent bookkeepers. Certification is a way to validate your skills and improve your opportunities for employment. Exam preparation (ACCT1450) is offered for those students wanting to pursue certification as a Certified Bookkeeper (CB) through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.

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“… I am now a certified bookkeeper!  It was a lot of work and at times frustration, but this feels good. I think the Bookkeeper program at Casper College is a great opportunity for students and employers.

My passing this test got the attention of a company and I will be … working from home for a software company based in Oregon. … This is an opportunity that wouldn’t have existed for me before taking this program and COVID. I was also asked by a former supervisor to apply at a local accounting firm where she currently works, so the program is a quality education.”

— Terry Seifert, Bookkeeper certificate graduate

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What can I do with this major?

Attending your dream university starts right here at CC

A transfer agreement is available for this degree. Students who choose CC for their first two years of college are prepared to transfer and finish their degrees anywhere in the world. Learn how you can earn a bachelor’s, master’s, or even your doctorate through one of our university partnerships with schools from across the country.

Employment info

There is a consistent demand for accounting professionals in a variety of positions because the accounting function is a primary and important function of any organization.

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“Casper College was an excellent place to start my career. Through their committed instructors and alliance programs, I was able to stay in my home town of Casper and still get the education I needed to enter the public accounting field. The opportunities that the accounting department offers can and does open the doors to just about any field you can imagine.

I was able to get my associates at Casper College as well as take the core classes I needed to transfer … to complete the upper level classes I needed … in order to sit for the CPA exam. Had it not been for opportunities that Casper College made available to me, including the experience of online courses, I likely would not be in the position I am in today.”

— Tabetha Berge, A.B. degree graduate, shareholder at Porter, Muirhead, Cornia & Howard

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Compliment your education with a degree or certificate in office management

Office management and bookkeeping share several topics of expertise and skill sets. In fact, it is common to see office managers broaden their job duties to include bookkeeping and the same is true for bookkeepers that expand their role to include office manager responsibilities.

A.A.S. degrees in both programs will include a combined 82 credit hours.

More information on Office Management

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

There are no pre-reqs for this program.

What courses would I take?

For requirements and more information about these programs, view their listings in the academic catalog:

Interested in online learning?

You can earn your accounting degrees or certificate online through Casper College. Learn more about online programs and courses at Casper College.

Contact Info

Tammy Sorensen

Accounting Instructor

Mark Oxley

Business and Economics Instructor

Joseph Meeks

Business Instructor

Rachel Wright

Academic Assistant, School of Business and Industry

Ginny Garner

Academic Chair

Rachel Chadderdon

Dean, School of Business, Industry, and Workforce Development