Accounting Specialist

Business, Marketing and Hospitality

This program is designed to prepare you for employment opportunities in the accounting field. Upon completion of the program, graduates should be prepared to enter business in the areas of cost accounting, general accounting and many other specialized areas of financial reporting. Students will study professional and ethical behavioral case studies for business and will attain the oral and written communication skills necessary for success. Technical courses in accounting, income tax, and payroll, with commercial software, will allow graduates to seek advanced placement in accounting departments. Requirements include accounting principles and practice in addition to general and occupational information.

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Credits: 67
Locations: Calmar, Peosta
Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Paying for the Program

Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $14,874*

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$19,835 - 73,576

Estimated annual salary range for Business, Marketing and Hospitality graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

Potential Careers

  • Account Manager
  • Accountant
  • Accounts Payable Expense Support
  • Auditor/Analyst
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  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. ACCUPLACER® scores are valid for three years, and ALEKS® scores are valid for 18 months.
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2019-2020 Accounting Specialist Class Schedule-Calmar

2019-2020 Accounting Specialist Class Schedule-Peosta


ACC:152 Financial Accounting 4.0
BCA:212 Intro to Computer Business Apps 3.0
BUS:103 Intro to Business 4.0
ENG:105 Composition I 3.0
SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0


ACC:156 Managerial Accounting 4.0
ACC:161 Payroll Accounting 3.0
ACC:312 Computer Accounting 4.0
MAT:102 Intermediate Algebra  4.0
SPC:112 Public Speaking 3.0


ACC:231 Intermediate Accounting I 4.0
ACC:265 Income Tax Accounting 4.0
ECN:120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3.0
MAT:156 Statistics 3.0
MGT:102 Principles of Management 4.0


ACC:222 Cost Accounting 4.0
ACC:232 Intermediate Accounting II 4.0
ACC:491 Accounting Capstone  3.0
BUS:185 Business Law I 3.0

The Accounting Specialist degree currently has transfer agreements in place with the institution(s) listed below. Students are encouraged to speak with their transfer college or university to verify that their planned courses at NICC will meet necessary requirements. Learn more about transferring from NICC.

Karen Morris

  • Email:
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 1166
  • Location: Calmar

Heather Lynch
Accounting Instructor

  • Email:
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2155
  • Location: Peosta