Business Program


Learn interpersonal, communication, analytical, decision-making, customer service and computer skills that are essential for success in business.

2 Year Degree

Accounting A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science 

60 Credit Hours

1 Year Certificate


Certificate of Applied Science

30 Credit Hours

Frequently asked questions

We have a student focused culture at Mountwest. We want to you be successful in your academic endeavors. The business faculty will work with you to accomplish your goals, by providing additional support

We have excellent full-time and part-time faculty with real-life experience. Our business programs will provide knowledge in accounting, business law, economics, finance, marketing, management, and business computer software. They will also enhance your critical thinking, communication, and mathematics skills.

Our Associate of Applied Science degree business programs can be completed within two years if you take all of the required courses within two academic calendar years. Many students who are working full-time, and who have other obligations may take longer to complete the degree requirements. If you have course work from other accredited colleges you may be able to complete the program in less time.

The more education and diversified skills that you acquire, the more opportunities that you will create for yourself, and allow you to more easily achieve your career goals. Mountwest’s business programs provide a quality business education and a variety of marketable skill sets.

We have articulation agreements with a number of four-year institutions. Marshall University is one of those institutions. Many of our graduates pursue Baccalaureate degrees from the University in either Accounting, Finance, or Management.

The keys will be your ability to manage your time, keep up with your chapter readings and assignments, asked for help if and when you are struggling with a class, and stay connected with your professors. The Mountwest faculty are advocates for you and want to see you succeed.

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Please let me know if you have any questions that will help you make your decision. You can email Rick Brown at I will be happy to assist you in your academic pursuits.

Admission Requirements

The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Potential Employment

  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeping
  • Auditing Clerk
  • Budget Analyst

Career Outlook: projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028

Accounting paraprofessionals are qualified for numerous career opportunities such as accountant’s assistants, accounting clerks, bookkeepers, banking support staff, finance support staff and income tax preparation clerks. Having completed some college is becoming increasingly important for financial clerks, particularly for those occupations requiring knowledge of accounting. For occupations such as bookkeepers, accounting clerks and procurement clerks, an associate degree in business or accounting often is required.

Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors.

In general, employment growth of accountants and auditors is expected to be closely tied to the health of the overall economy. As the economy grows, these workers will continue to be needed to prepare and examine financial records. In addition, as more companies go public, there will be greater need for public accountants to handle the legally required financial documentation.

Want to learn more about this program?
Interested in learning more about the MCTC program? Send us a message and talk to our program coordinator.
Gerald Doyle, MBA, CPA

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