UC Clermont

Accounting Technology

Undergraduate Certificate

Why study Accounting Technology?

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 certificate is a program that quickly prepares students for an entry-level position as a paraprofessional in the field of accounting. The curriculum includes four courses that can be completed in as little as two semesters. The program emphasizes financial accounting, computerized accounting information systems, generally accepted accounting principles, preparation of financial statements, managerial accounting and preparation of individual income taxes.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study. Interested students should meet with a UC Clermont College Advising staff member for appropriate advising. Please note: In order to obtain this certificate, 50 percent or more of the required coursework must be taken from UC Clermont College.

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.

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

The UC Clermont campus is located on 91 wooded acres 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.

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

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

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Program Code: 34CRT-ACTN-C1