Associate of Applied Business in Accounting Technology
If you like to find answers to questions, like to unravel plots with the evidence at hand, accounting may be the field for you. There are currently more than 2.4 million people employed in bookkeeping and accounting clerk positions, and the field promises to continue offering opportunities to newcomers.
The associate degree in accounting technology provides students with a broad range of practical accounting skills, communication skills, teamwork experience, and general studies. These combined skills prepare students for immediate entry into the accounting technology field in numerous environments including manufacturing, retail, service, and governmental organizations.
The associate degree is granted after the successful completion of 61-62 semester hours of coursework. Because professionals in rapidly changing technology fields must continually upgrade their skills, all credits earned in the accounting technology associate's degree can be applied toward the BTAS (Bachelor in Technical and Applied Studies) degree.
Many of the courses in the Accounting Technology degree program also apply to the Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Business Education, which prepares students to teach at the secondary or post-secondary level or manage corporate training programs and is housed in the College of Education. Students interested in either Bachelor's degree should consult with a faculty adviser.
Accounting Technology provides students with a broad range of practical accounting and communication skills, teamwork experience and the liberal arts These combined skills prepare students for immediate entry into the accounting technology field in numerous environments including manufacturing, retail, service, and governmental organizations. This major is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
This program will teach you
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to analyze and record business transactions, prepare financial statements and complete all other procedural steps in the accounting cycle of a company
- Identify different manufacturing costs, record transactions to reflect the cost flow of a manufacturing company and prepare various management reports
- Prepare individual tax returns (manual and electronic)
- Maintain accounting records of a company utilizing a general ledger software package
- Banking/financial institutions
- Manufacturing companies
- Nonprofit organizations
- Public and private accounting firms
- Retail and wholesale firms
Students complete the majority of the required courses on a Kent State University campus/location and some courses online. The degree would be awarded by the approved campus or college.