Northwest Iowa offers more than 750 courses and numerous programs for online students, including the associate of applied science degree in accounting. The degree can be earned completely online or in a hybrid format. The AAS in accounting is a two-year program with two semesters each year; it requires 63 credits to graduate. There is also a clerical accounting diploma option which requires two semesters of study. Students pursuing the online associate degree in accounting are prepared for entry-level jobs in bookkeeping and general accounting positions in banks and CPA firms. The program is divided between lectures and lab time. Most courses are not self-paced, so full-time students must begin classes in the fall; part-time students can begin anytime.
Based in Sheldon, Iowa, NCC is part of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium, which provides many online options. Some online classes are taught by instructors from other participating community colleges, but students will earn their credits through NCC.