Why Choose NPC's Accounting?

An accounting degree from Northland Pioneer College can offer you a wide range of job possibilities in business. It's a degree that gives you the skills to succeed in just about any area of business because accounting is the basic tool and language used in all businesses. If you love working with numbers and are detail oriented with an aptitude for analytical thinking, this may be the perfect degree to help you start an exciting career in business!

The NPC Accounting program provides you with in-depth business and accounting training for individuals seeking to advance their current career or expand employment opportunities. This program prepares graduates to work as bookkeepers, entry-level accounting clerks and perform a multitude of financial services in a business setting.

About Our Program

NPC's Accounting program recognizes the increasing demand for financial and managerial accounting skills in a variety of organizational settings. Locally, NPC's business faculty meet frequently with the business community to ensure our in-depth accounting training program develops the skills you need to effectively record financial transactions and manage business finances. Our program gives you an edge when applying for jobs, because local employers know you have the skills they value most.

NPC offers classes to fit your schedule whether that's day, evening, and online. We understand that you may already have other obligations such as a job or family. An NPC academic adviser can help you plan an educational strategy that will fit your lifestyle.

Degree/Certificate Options

  • Certificate of Proficiency in Accounting Fundamentals
    A shortened program of study consisting of six entry-level business and accounting courses where students focus on developing basic accounting skills. Areas of study include an introduction to business, financial accounting, accounting with QuickBooks, payroll accounting, Microsoft Excel, and customer service.
  • Certificate of Applied Science in Accounting
    After completing the Certificate of Proficiency in Accounting Fundamentals, students need only take an additional four courses: accounting, income tax accounting, English and mathematics to earn this higher level certificate that further prepares you for a career in accounting and business.
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting
    Students who want to really stand out in the business world can earn a degree in Accounting by completing the Certificate of Applied Science and then taking the additional 34 credits in general education and more advanced business courses. Earning an associate degree can give you a significant advantage over other applicants when applying for a job, as well as increase your pay and value to your employer.

Career Opportunities

Well-trained bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, tax and auditing clerks are always needed. Jobs are available in government, private business, non-profits, schools, real estate and many other areas of business. The median annual salary in non-metropolitan northern Arizona is $34,600 (BLS May 2016).

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Online Course Options

Not all courses are offered every semester. Check the semester's online course list for current offerings or see your academic adviser.

  • See list of all 27 courses here.

University Transfer Options

Although this degree is not guaranteed to fully transfer to a university, some or part of this degree may be transferable. Speak with an NPC academic adviser for details.

Contact Us

Jennifer Bishop, Faculty in Business

White Mountain Campus -- Show Low
Goldwater Building, Room 109

(928) 532-6152

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires all colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."  Gainful employment disclosure information can be found for specific programs regarding tuition and fees and median loan debt, completion and job placement rates, and jobs related to the program on the web page for each program area.

We hope this information is helpful to our current and prospective students as you make your career and educational choices. For more information on Gainful Employment requirements, please read this letter from the U.S. Department of Education (7-page PDF).


    Information on all eligible NPC programs can be found in the Gainful Employment Data Archives.