Become a valuable asset.

Accountants have one of the most important roles in any company or organization. Working with every level of every department, they prepare, analyze, and verify current financial information, then make informed decisions based on that information. In the Associate of Applied Business Degree in Accounting program, you can gain the skills to work at a variety of positions in both the public and private sectors.

To succeed in the profession, it helps to be curious, have analytical and mathematical skills, and enjoy working with figures. You should be able to interpret facts and figures and be able to make judgments based on this knowledge. As an accountant, you’ll need to concentrate for long periods of time, work well not only with computers and business systems but also with people, and have high standards of integrity.

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What you’ll learn

  • Be able to perform accounting duties at accounting firms and organizations.
  • Know how to record business transactions and prepare financial statements for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations:
    • Prepare tax returns for individuals, partnerships, and small corporations.
    • Maintain payroll records and file necessary quarterly tax returns.
    • Have a basic understanding of audits of financial statements using generally accepted auditing standards.
    • Use accounting software packages to maintain accounting records.
    • Record business transactions and prepare financial statements for a manufacturing business.

Possible careers

  • Junior accountant
  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll clerk
  • Business manager
  • Purchasing agent
  • Fiscal analyst
  • Long-range financial planner

2+2 Transfer Options

This program maintains Articulation Agreements with Kent State University’s Tuscarawas Campus in New Philadelphia, Ohio as a pathway to completing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.


Dr. Heather Davis
Vice President of Academic Affairs/CAO