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Accounting and Bookkeeping

If you possess a solid work ethic, have good communications skills, and enjoy attention to detail, then Casper college can provide you with the following skills you need to succeed in bookkeeping and accounting:

  • Gain a working knowledge of the accounting cycle and preparation of financial statements.
  • Learn how to utilize current software such as QuickBooks and Excel to perform accounting functions and increase business performance.
  • Gain a basic understanding of payroll and tax issues that bookkeepers and accountants manage.

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. This is a non-transfer degree.

The certificate is a one-year program that has been recently modified with the input of Casper employers seeking competent bookkeepers.

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. Following is some salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that was gathered in the spring of 2016.

Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (certificate or associate degree):

  • Wyoming = low: $22,220; medium: $37,280; high: $57,780
  • U.S. = low: $24,600; medium: $39,240; high: $60,670

Accountants and auditors (bachelor’s degree required; CPA and master’s degree preferred for higher positions):

  • Wyoming = low: $42,630; medium: $60,430; high: $122,220
  • U.S. = low: $43,020; medium: $69,350; high: $101,430

“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

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

There are no pre-reqs for this program.

What courses would I take?

The accounting A.A.S. and A.B. degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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

Rachel Wright

Academic Assistant, School of Business and Industry

Mark Oxley

Department Chair; Accounting & Business Instructor

Robbi Marvel

Dean, School of Business and Industry

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