Overview

The Accounting degree program provides students with an understanding of accounting skills and knowledge of business fundamentals. Students enhance their skills through cooperative education.

Students are exposed to all facets of the accounting profession, including intermediate accounting, tax accounting, cost accounting, computerized accounting, and auditing. Graduating students have a variety of employment opportunities in the accounting field. For further advancement, many students elect to continue their education at an area college or university.

The Accounting program offers two related certificates: Accounting and Bookkeeping.

Related Programs

Accounting Certificate (ACCTC)Bookkeeping Certificate (BKC)

Contacts

Program Chair

Stani Kantcheva
EdD, CPA, CMA

Co-op Coordinator

Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Analyze financial data from an annual report.
  • Assist in management decisions regarding cost-volume-profit analysis, cash flows, etc.
  • Prepare income tax returns for individuals, corporations, and partnerships.
  • Perform accounting duties related to the preparation of financial statements, both manual and computerized.

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounts Receivable Specialist
  • Accounts Payable Specialist
  • Billing Specialist
  • Bookkeeper
  • Credit/Collections Specialist
  • Payroll Assistant
  • Staff Accountant

Graduate Employment Outlook

Very good. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks to grow by 14 percent through 2020. As the number of organizations increases and financial regulations become stricter, the demand will grow for workers to maintain financial records and provide accounting services.

$14.81/hr- $18.85/hr

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Education Options

Transfer History

  • Franklin University
  • Mount St. Joseph University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Thomas More University
  • Union Institute and University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Wilmington College
  • Xavier University

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Site

  • Procter & Gamble
  • Local CPA firms
  • Local small businesses
  • Local nonprofit organizations
  • On-campus opportunities

$8.50/hr-$12.50/hr

Co-op Salary Projections

Curriculum

Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Accounting (ACC)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
ACC 101 Financial Accounting ( T) 2 2 3
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
LAW 101 Business Law ( B) 3 0 3
MGT 101 Principles of Management ( B) 3 0 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B) 1 0 1
IM 10X Computer Software Elective (B) 0 2 1
Semester 2
ACC 102 Managerial Accounting ( T) 2 2 3
ACC 135 Financial Statement Analysis ( T) 2 0 2
BUS 190 Professional Practices ( B) 1 0 1
IM 120 Electronic Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel ( B) 2 3 3
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective (G) 3 0 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G) 3 0 3
Semester 3
ACC X9X Cooperative Education Elective 1: Accounting (T) 1 40 2
Semester 4
ACC 175 Federal Taxation: Individuals ( T) 3 0 3
ACC 201 Intermediate Accounting 1 ( T) 4 0 4
ACC 1XX Accounting Software Elective (T) 1 2 2
ECO 105 Principles of Microeconomics ( G) 3 0 3
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities or Natural/Physical Science Elective (G) 3 0 3
Semester 5
ACC X9X Cooperative Education Elective 2: Accounting (T) 1 40 2
Semester 6
ACC 202 Intermediate Accounting 2 ( T) 3 0 3
ACC 210 Cost Accounting ( T) 3 0 3
ACC 270 Auditing ( T) 4 0 4
ACC XXX Accounting Elective (T) 3 0 3
MKT 101 Principles of Marketing ( B) 3 0 3
Total Credits: 57 91 64

Electives

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100 College Success Strategies: Overview 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies: Overview and Application 2
FYE 110 College Success Strategies: Practice and Application 3
Computer Software Elective
IM 106 Introductory Electronic Word Processing: Microsoft Word 1
IM 107 Introductory Electronic Presentations: Microsoft PowerPoint 1
IM 109 Introductory Database Management: Microsoft Access 1
Mathematics Elective
MAT 105 Quantitative Reasoning 3
MAT 111 Business Mathematics 3
MAT 115 Pre-Statistics 3
MAT 131 Statistics 1 3
MAT 151 College Algebra 4
MAT 215 Business Calculus 6
MAT 251 Calculus 1 5
MAT 252 Calculus 2 5
Accounting Software Elective (2 credit hours required)
ACC 115 Accounting Software Applications: Sage (Peachtree) 2
or take the following sequence:
ACC 121
& ACC 122
Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 1
and Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 2 *
2
Accounting Elective
ACC 110 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACC 130 Payroll Procedures 3
ACC 140 Fund Accounting for Non-profit Organizations 3
ACC 180 Federal Taxation: Business 3
ACC 221 Volunteer Income Tax Assistant 3
ACC 230 Professional Ethics for Accountants 3
ACC 240 Bookkeeping Certification Review 4
English Composition Elective
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Arts/Humanities or Natural/Physical Science Elective (select one course)
Any Transfer Module course from ART, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE, or COMM 130
or any Transfer Module Course from BIO, CHE, EVS, PSC, PHY
Cooperative Education Electives (4 credit hours required)
ACC 191 Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Accounting 1
ACC 192 Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Accounting 1
ACC 193 Part-Time Cooperative Education 3: Accounting 1
ACC 194 Part-Time Cooperative Education 4: Accounting 1
ACC 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Accounting 2
ACC 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Accounting 2
The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.

G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum
Some courses are offered in alternative versions identified with a letter after the course number -- for example, ENG 101 and ENG 101A.

• This curriculum displays only course numbers without the added letter.
• The alternative version, when available, meets the requirements of the course version without the added letter.

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