Accounting Online Associate Degree


NAU Canada Online’s Accounting Associate Degree program will help you develop the specialized skills you need to enter the accounting profession. This program is also an excellent foundation for students who may wish to pursue a bachelor’s in accounting.

Online Accounting Associate Degree Overview

The online Accounting Associate Degree program prepares you for a successful accounting career in a variety of business, government or non-profit organizations. Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Apply generally accepted accounting principles to routine financial accounting activities
  • Update and maintain accounting records to ensure accurate financial reporting
  • Use current technology and computer applications in support of business
  • Adhere to ethical guidelines governing the conduct of accountants
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills

Online Accounting Associate Degree Classes and Curriculum

The online Accounting Associate degree program consists of 90 total credits. You take accounting major core, support core, open elective, and general education core classes.

Accounting Major and Support Core

46.5 credits

Open Electives

4.5 credits

General Education Core

39 credits

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Online Accounting Associate Degree Tuition and Fees

Learn more about our undergraduate tuition schedule.

Online Accounting Associate Degree Career Outcomes

The online Accounting Associate Degree gives you the background you need for entry-level jobs in accounting and bookkeeping. With experience, you may also qualify for more advanced positions.

  • Accounting Technicians
  • Payroll Clerks
  • Bookkeepers
  • Clerical Assistants

Who Is a Good Candidate for the Online Accounting Associate Degree?

  • Entry-level job seekers: The online Accounting Associate Degree program is a great option if you want to start a career in accounting. You receive the training and education that employers want to see in an applicant.
  • Accounting certificate graduates: Do you already have an Accounting certificate? You may be able to transfer credits into the Accounting Associate degree.

Course Listing (90 Credits)

AC1060     Principles of Accounting I

AC1160     Principles of Accounting II

AC1260     Principles of Accounting III

AC2050     Accounting Software Applications

AC3050     Intermediate Accounting I

AC3100     Intermediate Accounting II

AC3150     Intermediate Accounting III

AC3170     Accounting Topics and Issues

FN3000     Business Finance I

MT1050     Introduction to Business

MT2050     Principles of Management

EC, FN, LA, MG, MT, OL, or OM courses


EN1150     Composition I

EN1300     Composition II

EN2100     Speech OR
EN2150     Interpersonal Professional Communication


SC Science Elective


MA1500     Intermediate Algebra OR
MA2050     College Algebra

Humanities/Behavioral/Social Science

Humanities/Behavioral/Social Science Elective

General Education

CS1201     Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success!  OR
CS1203     Bridge to Success:  Creating Your Future at NAU!

CS1301      Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success

CS2086     Career Path Planning

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.