Accounting Assistant

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The language of business
Accounting is often referred to as “the language of business,” as the terms and concepts used in accounting are commonly used in all areas of business. Accountants have a key role in conveying relevant financial information to different users. The importance and impact of accounting information to business and related industries provides many career opportunities in the accounting field. Accountants help the nation’s firms run more efficiently and keep their public records more accurate.


Welcome to the Accounting Assistant program at Cowley College. Our program prepares students for careers in accounting by introducing them to the basics of accounting and the use of computers for accounting and office applications.

In our program you’ll learn the fundamentals of accounting and develop your computer skills to perform accounting and general office functions in the fastest time possible. You’ll be ready to work as a trainee or entry level accountant with excellent academic credentials.

If you’re interested in developing your business skills further, DECA student club is a great place to start. DECA provides you with opportunities to learn and apply marketing, finance and finance-related skills, as well as hospitality and accounting skills. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and financial aid to further your education and career.

If you're interested in learning more, contact us today or apply online. We look forward to having you join us here at Cowley College!

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cowley college academic center

125 S 2nd St
Arkansas City, KS 67005

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This program can be completed online.

Scholarship Opportunities

Department Scholarships are available for a limited number of qualified students.

Join the DECA club

The DECA student club prepares emerging leaders in marketing, finance, hospitality, accounting, and more!