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Accounting is the backbone of every business. It challenges you to analyze, verify, and report the financial results of an organization. The most effective accountants are trusted business advisors, have a passion for numbers, are organized, and are highly valued by their employers. Understanding the language of business also makes accounting a great foundation for a variety of additional professions. 

Areas of employment:

  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Budget Analysts
  • Bookeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks
  • Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

Location: Faribault and North Mankato Campuses
Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semesters

What Accounting Students Say

  • The accounting faculty made sure that everyone had a full grasp of the concepts we studied. They encouraged me to apply myself academically in a way I hadn’t previously and it really paid off.
    Nate Kinowski Accounting graduate, 2014
  • "I chose South Central College because of the small class sizes and how it’s affordable. . I found my love for accounting through my classes.”
    Brianna Redford Accounting & Business Management Major
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SCC has a 93% average placement rate
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Faculty Spotlight - Accounting

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    Dave Hammitt

    Dave was born and raised in South Dakota. He spent three years of active duty in the United States Army and 20 years in the South Dakota/Minnesota National Guard. Dave has over 10 of years industry experience in both public and private accounting.

    Education: BS in Mathematics - University of South Dakota, Masters of Professional Accountancy (MPA) – University of South Dakota.

  • Jodi Olson

    Jodi Olson

    Jodi grew up in Blooming Prairie, MN, and still lives there with her family. She served for over 12 years as a controller for both privately and publicly held companies, primarily in the manufacturing industry. Jodi also worked for three years in public accounting in the areas of auditing, taxation and operations consulting.

    Education: BS in Accounting and BS in Business Administration - Winona State University, Business Administration (MBA) - Southwest Minnesota State University, Doctorate in Business Administration from Metropolitan State University.

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    Al Bronnenberg

    Al was born in Kansas and raised near Yellowstone Park in Wyoming. He spent four years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from high school. Al has over 20 years of industry experience as an accountant.

    Education: BS in Accounting - University of Wyoming, Master's of Business Administration (MBA) - Southwest Minnesota State University.

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Business Program Majors

Business is one of the most diverse career areas so you can choose which business career fits you best. If just starting out, an associate degree in business can position you for a better entry-level opportunity or set you up for pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Or, build on aspirations for a career that lies beyond your current job.