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Accounting   2019 National BPA   Leslie Mesta taking 2nd

Accounting is often referred to as the language of business and is the backbone of any organization.  As an accountant, you will measure, analyze and report on the financial status of a business or organization following generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).  Due to its in-depth analytical focus, accounting is also a great foundation for business owners and other professions.

Areas of employment:

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

Campuses: Faribault and North Mankato

Program Start Dates: Fall and Spring Semesters

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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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1st place in 4 of 5 State BPA categories went to SCC students in 2019
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Faculty Spotlight - Accounting

Dave Hammitt
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, Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) – University of South Dakota.
Tom Deetz
Tom Deetz
Tom was born in Wisconsin but has lived in Minnesota most of his life. Tom has over 25 years of industry experience in both public and private accounting. During that time, Tom owned and operated a successful accounting and tax practice in Owatonna for 10 years.
Education:BS Accounting - Minnesota State University, Mankato Master of Business Administration (MBA) – University of St. Thomas

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.