Degrees & Certificates


Associate in Applied Science (AAS)


Certificate of Achievement

CMA Prep Post-Baccalaureate

Certificate of Achievement

CPA Prep Post-Baccalaureate

Certificate of Achievement

Payroll and Tax Accounting

Certificate of Achievement


Looking for a career that allows you to apply your financial acumen to just about any industry you might enjoy?

Look to accounting, since nearly every organization and many individuals rely on these financial professionals for day-to-day operations and long-range planning, making this field one of consistent growth.

And look to Waubonsee’s Accounting Program to prepare you for entry-level employment, higher education or the CPA exam.

Studying Accounting at Waubonsee

At Waubonsee, our Accounting Program combines classroom education with work experience.

Essential foundations of accounting are key elements of curriculum: payroll, finance, managerial, tax and cost accounting among others.

Our instructors are licensed Certified Public Accountants with real world knowledge and years of invaluable experience, and they teach the latest accounting techniques, software platforms and applications.

You can graduate with an associate degree or one of several certificates, ready to transfer to a four-year university or apply your skill in finance to an industry of particular interest to you for a remarkably rewarding career.

Meet Your Faculty


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Costs and Payments


Learn how affordable your dreams can be at Waubonsee.

Working in Accounting 

You’ll start working in accounting while you’re still at Waubonsee: Our students take their skills to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, preparing taxes for low- to moderate-income families in our community. Many students also obtain an internship.

Work experience gained in college is vital to being competitive after graduation, whether you plan to work in public accounting, within a government agency, for a multinational company, with a non-profit organization or for a small business; accounting employment opportunities can be found within every industry.

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Career Prospects

Interested in a career in Accounting? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.



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Gainful Employment

View information on costs, financing options and program length in weeks for our Accounting Certificate and Payroll and Tax Accounting Certificate.