With an Accounting associate degree from Gateway, it’s easy to calculate your success! Graduate ready to begin a great-paying career taking on a wide range of accounting roles in many different industries, so you can tailor your future to a path you’ll love. Become an accountant or bookkeeper in fields such as sports, entertainment, technology or business — the opportunities are endless! Every industry needs accountants, so you’ll always be in high demand.

  • Gain valuable experience and build your skills in accounting, while gaining extensive practice with software employers value, such as Quickbooks, Microsoft Excel and professional income tax software.
  • Boost your resume and gain real-world experience by participating in internships, enrolling in study abroad opportunities or joining Gateway’s award-winning Collegiate DECA Club. 
  • Learn on your schedule by taking some or all of your accounting courses online with 12 start dates each term for added flexibility, or take courses on-campus. Learn how and when it’s best for you!
  • Build your brand by earning certificates and digital badges — such as Computerized Accounting Using QuickBooks — that you can add to your resume and LinkedIn profile as you complete the program to demonstrate your skills to employers.
  • Graduate career-ready and join the 94.4% of Gateway accounting graduates who were employed within six months of graduation or continue your education through one of our transfer options.
Program Credits



Elkhorn Campus, Kenosha Campus, Online

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $10,645
Books & Supplies: $4,886

Start Dates

Spring, Summer, Fall

Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Accounting Associate, Full-Charge Bookkeeper, Staff Accountant

Accounting Career Pathway

Career Pathways are designed to help you reach your educational goals and explore college and career options. Pathways are made up of related certificates, diplomas and degrees that build on common skills and knowledge. You can begin at any point on the Career Pathway and customize your pathway to fit your goals. View the pathway for your area of interest.