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A high-impact and exciting career in accounting will put you in the center of business. Commonly referred to as "the language of business", knowledge of accounting will be useful preparation for working in the accounting department of a corporation, or a career in public accounting, governmental accounting, consulting, general management, or entrepreneurship to name just a few. Accountants are responsible for keeping the finances of a business organized and up-to-date so business managers, or yourself running your own business can make timely and relevant decisions that can lead to success.

Students interested in the organized operation of a business and making well-informed decisions are perfect for an accounting degree. No matter what career you choose, understanding the finances of a company is beneficial. Learning to prepare budgets, bank reconciliations as well as pricing products and controlling costs, enable students to develop valuable skills that will lead to employment.

The ELAC accounting faculty, with private and public accounting backgrounds, bring to the classroom real-world experience that helps students succeed. As a student you can earn the following:

Skills Certificates

  1. Accounting Assistant
  2. Accounting Using Quickbooks Pro
  3. Advanced Accounting Specialist
  4. Advanced Government Accounting Specialist

Certificates of Achievements

  1. Accounting

Associate Degree

  1. Accounting

The accounting discipline also offers the following courses that are unique to ELAC in the LACCD:

  1. Accounting 12 - Auditing
  2. Accounting 19 - Ethics for Accounting Professionals
  3. Accounting 45 - Governmental Accounting I
  4. Accounting 46 - Governmental Accounting II

If you're interested in succeeding in the business world, then a degree or certificate in accounting is a vital step on your path to success. All professional organizations need skilled employees knowledgeable in accounting, and therefore your opportunities are endless enabling you to pursue a career in accounting, business management, consulting, finance or entrepreneurship in any business organization.