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On-Demand Accounting

Program Requirements: 

Gateway Technical College’s On-line and On-Demand Accounting degree program allows students to customize their education. On-demand classes have 36 start dates during the year. Students can finish early and begin another class right away.

On-demand Accounting education from Gateway Technical College is ideal for those who prefer to:

Customize your college experience. Take courses based on your schedule. Take all on-line courses, or take a combination of on-campus, or on-line on-demand courses.

  • Eliminate commuting time and expense.
  • Maximize family and work time.
  • Continue your education while traveling.
  • Work ahead for maximum flexibility.
  • Jump start your college education while in high school.

What does An Accountant do?

There are a variety of career options, as every industry needs accountants. Graduates of Gateway’s Accounting degree program often work as an accountant, bookkeeper or assistant accountant in accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll or income tax. To see what you might be interested in, go to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) website for an interactive look at accounting career paths or to the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB),

Learning by doing

Each of Gateway’s Accounting classes give students the opportunity to learn skills by doing exactly what will be done on the job. Students learn through real world scenarios and projects. Students gain skill in software employers want – QuickBooks, Excel, Word, H&R Block tax software and PowerPoint. This is what makes Gateway’s Accounting graduates so employable!

The BizSquad  provides students the opportunity to gain experience working on a project team that includes Accounting students and those from other business programs. Accounting internships provide hands-on accounting experience in the community. Gain experience while serving the community in Accounting - Serving the Public Interest or as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteer.

Job and salary outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks is expected to grow 14 percent from 2010 to 2020. The median annual salary of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks was $34,030 in 2010. Rates increase with greater experience and education. Students who go on to become certified in specific areas of accounting will see greater earning potential.

Certification and Licensing

Gateway Technical College Accounting program graduates are eligible to sit for several certification exams providing them with the potential for additional employment credentials. The National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB) offers bookkeeper, payroll, and tax certifications tests. Additional certifications available to graduates include the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB)  Certified Bookkeeper; QuickBooks Certified User; and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification, Excel and Excel Expert. Income Tax Accounting students earn VITA certification as part of the course.


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Program Administration

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