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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, team work 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).
Graduates of this program will be able to:
Students complete the majority of the required courses on a Kent State University campus/location and some courses on-line. The degree would be awarded by the approved campus or college.