UC Clermont

Accounting Technology : Online


Why study Accounting Technology : Online?

Accounting professionals are in high demand. Nearly all public, private and nonprofit organizations need accounting support, and 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.

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 an English and mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These tests do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete placement tests before you register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

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.

Recognizing that digital literacy is essential to be successful in this online program, UC Clermont recommends that incoming students own a computer or laptop that meets the minimum system requirements for software used in the curriculum. This requirement will help ensure that all students have access to the college’s digital resources at home or on campus.  Recommendations are listed here.

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.

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 choose 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 Admissions at (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.

Academic advising is an essential part of your educational experience.

We are committed to providing advice and assistance throughout your academic journey. You and your advisor work together to create an academic plan based on your goals.

Questions? Email us at clermont.advising@uc.edu. Call us at 513-732-5205 to schedule an appointment.

The UC Clermont campus is on 91 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. Our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class sizes 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.

The Academic Success Center (ASC) is committed to helping students become successful, independent learners through partnerships that promote individual interests and abilities. We encourage and support opportunities for self-discovery in an informal environment that promotes academic skill development.

The best students recognize that they can sometimes use a little extra help to achieve their academic goals. Seeking tutoring is a responsible choice, demonstrating that students care about their academics enough to go the extra mile to succeed. Stop by the ASC in Jones 104 and meet our highly trained team of tutors who are ready and willing to assist you.

You must complete an application for degree the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor in the Advising Center for assistance. 

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.

Other UC students may transfer into UC Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress and to verify that you have met all pre-requisites.

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 at (513) 556-2069 for details, or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions. Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

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

Contact Information

Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319

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