Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog 
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog

Business Technology, Staff Accountant Option, AAS

Location(s): Alliance, Scottsbluff, Sidney

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The Business Technology program prepares the student for mid-level business positions.

There are five areas of concentration and various award levels in the Business Technology program from which students can choose:

  • General Business (AAS)
  • Information Technology Technical Support (AAS and diploma)
  • Executive Assistant (diploma and certificates)
  • Medical Office Management (AAS)
  • Staff Accountant (AAS, diploma, and certificates)

The curriculum for these concentrations is intended for students planning to enter the workforce immediately after graduation.


  • These programs are available in person or online.
  • Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should consult their faculty and transfer advisors early in their WNCC career to determine a curriculum best suited to their transfer goals.
  • MATH - 1010 Intermediate Algebra  or higher may be taken instead of BSAD - 1500 Business Mathematics .
  • Students following one of the certificate options must demonstrate competence in writing and mathematics by assessment (ACCUPLACER®) or by passing the appropriate mathematics and writing courses. This is in addition to the required curricula for the certificate options.
  • Students may enroll in an internship after completing 30 or more credits of the business technology program with a 3.0 or higher GPA. All internships must be pre-approved.
  • All internships require 60 contact credits per credit hour. For example: a minimum of 180 contact credits per semester is required to receive three credits for an internship).

Staff Accountant Option

An Associate of Applied Science degree, diploma, or certificate are available to students pursuing a credential as a staff accountant. This focus area is appropriate for those seeking positions as bookkeepers.

Associate of Applied Science

AAS.5201C (60-61 credits)

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply analytical and critical thinking skills to solve problems applicable to business. Promote and help students develop lifelong learning skills needed for professional and personal growth.
  • Apply knowledge of business principles, concepts, and theories acquired throughout the program.
  • Communicate business principles and decisions effectively using written and oral communication.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use technology and computer software applications in business including library and online resources.
  • Explore ethical issues and their impact on business and society.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to complete WNCC’s general education requirements for the associates degree.
  • Demonstrate success at transfer institutions.

Program Requirements

Students must complete the 15-17 credits of general education requirements for the AAS and the six (6) credits of business technology core requirements, plus an additional 39 credits of program requirements for a total of 60-62 credits for the Associate of Applied Science in staff accounting.

AAS General Education Core: 15-17 Credits

View listing of General Education Courses.  

  • Written Communication Credits: 3 *  
  • Oral Communication Credits: 3  
  • Quantitative Reasoning Credits: 3-4 * 
  • Social or Lab Science Credits: 3-4 
  • Personal Development Credits: 3 

*Written Communication and Quantitative Reasoning course selections are dependent on writing and math proficiency based on assessment. Students should consult with their academic advisor about specific general education courses required.

Total AAS Requirements: 60-61 Credits

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