Certificate in Accounting Technology

Certificate in Accounting Technology

Accounting Technology

What is Accounting Technology?

Accounting is a high demand job field. Nearly all public, private, and nonprofit organizations need accounting support so there are 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 certificate 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.

You should have an aptitude for mathematics and be able to analyze, compare and interpret facts and figures quickly. 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. High standards of integrity are essential.

Career Possibilities

With an Accounting Technology Certificate you can gain entry-level employment as an accounting paraprofessional. Opportunities include the following:

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

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

The University of Cincinnati's 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.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college.

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.

Quick Facts

Undergraduate Certificate Degree in Accounting Technology

Full-Time Program Duration

1 Years


UC Clermont & UC East


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