Accounting Technology (Distance Learning)

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Accounting Technology : Online

What is Accounting Technology : Online?

Accounting is a high demand job field. Nearly all public, private, and nonprofit organizations need accounting support. Therefore there are accounting career opportunities across all industries and sectors. An accountant is a person who keeps or inspects financial records. They're numbers people who excel at organization and detail-oriented work.

The Accounting Technology program is a fully online two-year associate degree program that prepares students for a career as a paraprofessional in the field of accounting. The program emphasizes financial accounting, computerized accounting information systems, managerial accounting, payroll accounting, generally accepted accounting principles, preparation of financial statements, preparation of individual income taxes, and nonprofit accounting.

You should have an aptitude for mathematics and be able to analyze, compare and interpret facts and figures quickly. Since accountants deal with money, you must also possess a high degree of integrity. And because you are constantly interacting with management and clients, accountants should be effective communicators.You should be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. You must be good at working with people as well as with business systems and computers. You must be able to sit for extended periods while reviewing detailed data.

Career Possibilities

You can look forward to employment as an accounting paraprofessional. Other opportunities include the following:

  • bookkeeper
  • accounts receivable/payable clerk or manager
  • billing/purchasing clerk or manager
  • credit/collection clerk, analyst or manager
  • inventory clerk or manager
  • payroll clerk or manager
  • tax preparer
  • general accounting clerk

If you wish to become a professional accountant, CPA, audit or or enter a similar career, you should instead pursue pre-business administration and transition to a bachelor’s degree program majoring in accounting.

Minoring in Accounting Technology : Online

Minors do not apply to associate degree studies.

If you are enrolled in a career-oriented technical degree program, you will spend most of your classroom time learning specific job-related skills. However, you may pursue accounting as a second major. Expect the acquisition of a second major to prolong your degree completion.

If your major is in a significantly different field of study, you may chose instead to add one of the accounting certificates as part of your associate degree program.

For specific details on accounting as a second major or adding a certificate, please contact Enrollment Services, (513) 732-5319.

If you are enrolled in a two-year transitional degree program, you will spend most of your classroom time acquiring the foundational courses for your four-year baccalaureate. Generally you will select your minor when you transfer to your four-year institution. Accounting technology course work does not normally fulfill the requirements of a bachelor’s degree program.

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

The UC Clermont campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

If you would like information on professional certification by the American Institute of Bookkeepers, visit their website.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

Transferring to UC Requirements

You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Changing Majors within UC Requirements

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, (513) 732-5319). You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

International Student Requirements

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office; (513) 556-2069 for details, or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions.

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services; (513) 732-5319 for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Associate of Applied Business Degree in Accounting Technology : Online

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years

Location

UC Clermont & UC East

Contact

Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: (513) 732-5319
Enrollment Services
clermont.admissions@uc.edu