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Accounting is a critical business function that involves recording, analyzing, and reporting financial information in a business.

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Our Program

Why choose Accounting?

  • Accountants are necessary for every organization at all times.
  • A degree in accounting opens the door to a variety of professional positions & advancement within an organization.
  • Accountants provide their organizations with valuable skills, such as:
    • Analyzing & interpreting financial data
    • Communicating with managers owners & investors
    • Applying accounting principles

Prepare for what you will do at work

  • Analyze, record & report accounting information
  • Work with spreadsheets & various accounting software systems
  • Prepare tax & payroll documents & ensure timely payments
  • Use critical thinking skills to maximize profit & help organizations operate efficiently

Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

  • You will be working with numbers, numbers, and numbers!
  • You need to be detail oriented and analytical.
  • Our A.A.S. degrees will prepare you for entry level positions in areas such as:
    • Bookkeeping
    • Accounts receivable
    • Accounts payable
    • Payroll
    • Tax
  • Our A.A.S. degrees will not prepare you for the CPA exam. 
    • If you want to transfer to a university and earn a higher degree, you should enroll in an A.A. or A.S. program.

Need a boost to get ready for college?

Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates

NE Northeast Campus SE Southeast Campus
NW Northwest Campus TR Trinity River Campus
SO South Campus CN TCC Connect Campus



Level 1

Level 2

Occupational Skills Award

Continuing Education Programs

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2022–2023 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AA Associate of Arts in Business 60 $3,840
AAS Business Administration—Accounting Assistant 60 $3,840
AAS Accounting Information Management 60 $3,840
CRT1 Accounting Assistant I 15 $960
CRT1 Accounting Assistant II 24 $1,536
CRT1 Accounting Clerk I 15 $960
CRT1 Accounting Clerk II 28 $1,792
CRT2 Accounting Assistant III 45 $2,880
CRT2 Accounting Clerk III 43 $2,752
OSA Basic Bookkeeper 9 $576


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

For example, you will be ready to work toward:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


Northeast Campus

Michael Kaluya, Ph.D.

Call 817-515-6073


Northwest Campus

Jaye Simpson
Associate Professor of Business & Coordinator of Accounting

Call 817-515-7058


South Campus

Kay Harold Jackson
Associate Professor of Accounting & Coordinator of Accounting

Call 817-515-4721


Southeast Campus

Karen Haun
Associate Professor of Accounting & Coordinator of Accounting

Call 817-515-3320


Trinity River Campus

Tyson McMillan, Ph.D.
Chair of Computer Science & Business

Call 817-515-1131


Trinity River Campus

Matt Spohn
Career Advisor

Call 817-515-1276


TCC Connect Campus

Julia S. Frink, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting

Call 817-515-8053


Updated January 20, 2023