Become a leader in your business, start your own business or work with a non-profit organization with the study of accounting with Jackson College Global’s online associate degree in accounting. Accounting skills make you valuable to any organization.

Learn to prepare, produce and analyze financial records for organizations. Tasks may include computing, classifying and recording data, or performing calculations, posting and verifying duties.

  • Accounting studies with Jackson College Global is unique in providing robust technology elements such as a full Excel course and a QuickBooks course. 
  • Our QuickBooks course includes the QBCU Exam (QuickBooks Certified User), which is a highly marketable in-demand professional credential leading to increased earning power and recognition in the job market.
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Associate in Applied Science

Jackson College Global’s online associate degree in accounting prepares students for initial employment and develops competencies for those already in the field. Students develop skills in the posting and recording of financial data, use of computers, preparation of financial statements and reports, interpretation of financial information, and develop effective supervisory and communicative techniques and skills.

Typical job opportunities and places of employment are: junior accountant with public accounting firms, banks and other financial institutions, educational institutions and other profit and not-for profit organizations.

Sample Courses

Federal income tax for personal and business use is explored. Concepts covered include taxable income, deductions, exclusions, exemptions and credits against tax. Proprietorship tax returns including account and depreciation methods, self-employment taxes, self-employed retirement plans, capital gains and losses, disposition of property (both personal and business) and estimated tax declaration.

This course is an introductory course in financial accounting. Learn the theory and practice of recording financial accounting data and preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) with an emphasis on corporations. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

Management-level professionals from all disciplines will be faced with complex situations and decisions. Appropriate managerial accounting reports and critical thinking skills are crucial to a proactive management process. Learn about financial statement analysis, cash flow forecasting, job order costing in manufacturing, process costing in manufacturing, activity-based costing in manufacturing, cost-volume analysis, cost behavior analysis, budgeting, responsibility accounting, case study analysis, critical thinking and decision-making skills.

Accounting Program Details


Bookkeeping positions range from $30,000-$50,000; median pay about $45,500 annually.

Accountant and auditor (with further education), from $34,000-$100,00-plus.


Demand for bookkeeping clerks is expected to decline by 3 percent in the coming years. Despite this, there will be numerous openings for accounting clerks in the coming years because of the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or retire.

Accountants and auditors will see 7 percent growth in the coming years.


Jackson County

If you reside in Jackson county, Michigan.


In Michigan

If you reside in the state of Michigan.


Out of Michigan

If you reside outside the state of Michigan.


Estimated program costs include tuition, fees and digital textbooks based on 2022-2023 tuition rates. Please note that these costs are only estimates and an individualized financial plan will be created when a student meets with their Student Success Navigator.


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