Crosby Hall

Accounting Technology

Program Information

Location(s) of Program: Online

Brief Description of Program: Accounting Technology program is a 2-year program of study that is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level accounting positions in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and inventory as well as enhance the skills of persons currently employed in accounting who wish to advance. A student enrolled in Accounting Technology will develop skills using communication essentials, problem solving techniques, and Microsoft Office. Students entering this program SHOULD have strong math skills. Students will also be prepared to work in a variety of environments where skills in Advanced Accounting, Quickbooks, Cost and Income Tax Accounting are needed. Some graduates may work in an office setting while others may do site visits.

Certifications and degrees: Students enrolled in the Accounting Technology program will have the opportunity to earn a(n)

  • 30-hour Career Certificate and/or
  • 45-hour Technical Certificate and/or
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree (60 hours)

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Possible Careers in this Program: Upon successful completion of the program, students should be prepared for accounting positions in business and industry, governmental agencies, and public accounting firms. Jobs as Tax Preparers, Bookkeepers, Accounting Assistants, Auditing Clerks, Payroll and timekeeping clerks, Brokerage clerks, Accounts Payable and/or Receivable clerks, Junior Accountant and Statistical assistants are just a few of the positions suggested by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What a student can expect from a career in this field: Students can expect to produce financial records for organizations. They may record financial transactions, update statements, and check financial records for accuracy. They may enter accounts payable and/or receivables for a company. Students will also be skilled in preparing payroll and keeping up with inventory for a company.

Possible earnings of jobs in these career field: Accounting Technology students who graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree can expect and annual median income of $41,230 or $19.82 per hour for the U.S. based on the 2019 Occupational Outlook Handbook produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Mission of Program: The mission of our program is to prepare students to be successful business professionals within our community.

Goals of Program: The goal of the Accounting Technology program is to train students to be knowledgeable business and accounting professionals and to employ graduates in a degree related field.