Program Details

The Transfer Pathway A.S. in Accounting prepares you for a professional career on a wide variety of accounting paths, including internal auditor, compliance executive, financial analyst, staff accountant, and more.

Accountants are employed in the public and private sector. They work in corporate management, government agencies, and firms providing auditing, consulting, and tax services.

Accounting at Inver Hills will give you the skills and industry knowledge you’ll need to determine which general area of accounting is the right fit for you. Choosing your accounting specialty is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your accounting career.

Accounting at Inver Hills

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The Transfer Pathway A.S. in Accounting is an accredited program through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Continuous improvement is a core value of the accreditation process. Learn more by visiting the Inver Hills Community College page on the ACBSP website.

Transfer Information

The Transfer Pathway A.S. in Accounting clears the way for you to transfer with junior-year status to accounting majors at one of seven Minnesota State universities:

Student Clubs

Collegiate DECA

Purpose: To provide students with opportunities to develop accounting, financial, and business skills, including project management, teamwork and networking. The club sponsors speakers on campus and participates in regional DECA debates.


Hamid Kazeroony, DA, MBA
Business Faculty
DECA Faculty Advisor

Accounting at Inver Hills Adds Up

What you'll accomplish as a student in our Accounting department:
  1. Assist in the generation, analysis, and interpretation of financial data leading to sound fiscal management
  2. Work directly with accomplished and student-centric accounting faculty
  3. Earn a Transfer Pathway A.S. that paves the way to your bachelor’s degree
  4. Learn how to organize, analyze, and maintain financial records
  5. Develop financial analysis skills crucial for organizational decision-making
  6. Benefit from small class sizes and collaborating with likeminded classmates
  7. Get firsthand experience working on real-world accounting problems
  8. Save money and continue your academic and professional career with less student debt

According to U.S. News & World Report, national student loan debt topped $1.7 trillion in the second quarter of 2021, or roughly $740 billion more than U.S. total credit card debt.

In Minnesota, 900,000 student loan borrowers owe an average $31,250 in federal and private student debt. That debt translates into an average monthly payment topping $250.

Tuition and fees for one year at Inver Hills costs a little less than $5,500. Compare that to $15,000 to $20,000 at a for-profit college, or $40,000 to $50,000+ at a private college or university. You can complete your first two years at Inver Hills getting a topflight, hands-on education from knowledgeable, caring and experienced faculty and then transfer to a four-year school as a junior all while saving thousands of dollars.