Administrative Office:
Westview 247
(970) 339-6244

Program Chair:
Ellen Swieter
Westview 246
(970) 339-6522


Accounting studies how businesses track their income and assets over time. Accountants do things like prepare financial statements, record business transactions, help plan for business growth and more. Accounting is an extremely diversified field of study and benefits all business degree paths. If you want to know how a business works and enjoy work that can grow and change with you, consider a certificate or degree in accounting.

Potential job opportunities include:

  • Accounts receivable or accounts payable clerk
  • Cash receipts and disbursements clerk
  • Payroll accounting technician
  • Accountant
  • Budget or credit analyst

If you’re interested in going further with your education after you graduate with a two-year degree, you can take advantage of the partnerships Aims has with Regis and Franklin Universities. Franklin's Bachelor of Science programs give students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree through a combination of Aims coursework and online instruction.

The Business Transfer area of study, Associate of Arts degree, is designed for transfer to Colorado four-year business colleges. It combines general education classes with specific business courses to meet requirements of university business programs.

Essential Skills

Check out the essential skills guide which is a list of commonly encountered qualities and skills typically necessary to be successful in a particular program or area of interest.