OCC Accounting Program


Accounting is one of today’s hottest college majors. Olney Central College’s two-year Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting gives students the ability to enter the workforce immediately after graduation, or with a few additional courses, transfer to a four-year university. Students can complete the degree fully online.

Accounting Certificates

There are two stackable certificates available within the OCC Accounting Degree that can add another skillset to the degree. 

Professional Bookkeeper Curriculum

The Professional Bookkeeper certificate will prepare individuals for high demand accounting and bookkeeping jobs. Today’s professional bookkeeper is part accountant, part tax whiz, part financial analyst. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks constitute a vast occupational area, and therefore the job outlook is substantial. This specialized certificate and certification will also prepare individuals for entrepreneurial companies and jobs.

QuickBooks Curriculum

The QuickBooks certificate will prepare individuals for high demand accounting jobs using the QuickBooks software. This certificate will also prepare many small business owners or prospective small business owners to set up accounting/bookkeeping records through this software package and related coursework.

Nationally Recognized 

Best Accredited Colleges named OCC’s Associate Accounting Degree among the top in the nation. Best Accredited Colleges provides its guide and school rankings to assist students in making the best college decision. OCC’s Accounting Program is ranked No. 16 on the list and is the only community college in Illinois to make the Top 30. Selections are based on U.S. Department of Education data including accessibility, affordability, quality of education and return on investment.

Continuing Education

Students can continue their studies and complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration through OCC’s 2+2 Program with McKendree University. Students take two courses during each eight-week session, attending classes one evening per week at OCC and completing assignments online. View the agreement by selecting McKendree University.

Want to Learn More?

For more information about the Accounting Program or to meet with an advisor, call 618-395-7777.