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 book-keeping 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 60-61 semester hours of coursework. Many of the courses in the accounting technology degree program also apply to the Bachelor of Science in Integrated Business Education, which prepares students to teach at the secondary or postsecondary level or manage corporate training programs and is housed in the College of Education. All students interested in these degrees should consult with a faculty advisor. Many of the courses in the accounting technology program also apply to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Early consultation with a College of Business Administration advisor is strongly encouraged.
Dr. Allan MacQuarrie, Assistant Professor of Accounting Technology