Prepare, analyze, and verify financial records; maintain systematic records utilizing computerized data management systems.
Associate of Applied Business,
Two-year full-time degree schedule; mixture of accounting, business, computer, and communications courses; program can be completed on a part-time basis. Second year advanced accounting courses alternate between day and evening scheduling every other year. See your academic advisor to confirm the schedule.
Projections U.S. Department of Labor
Labor data predicts a national growth rate of up to 8 percent for accounting-related business fields through the year 2014; Ohio predicts a more than 21 percent growth trend in accounts reconciliation clerk positions, nearly 9 percent growth in purchasing, 18 percent growth in financial planning and analysis, and more than 14 percent growth for accountant and auditor positions for the same time period. Advances in information technology will cause many of the “job definitions” within the field of accounting to change in just the next few years.
The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook is a useful tool for career research on a variety of positions. http://www.bls.gov/oco/oco1001.htm
- Accounts Receivable
- Accounts Receivable/Payable Clerk
- Assistant School Treasurer
- Bank Management Trainee
- Billing Specialist
- Budget Accountant
- Collections Worker
- Financial Analyst
- Inventory Clerk
- Loan Officer Trainee
- Payroll Clerk
- Tax Preparer
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
What am I expected to learn?
- prepare financial reports
- compare and use financial statements for decision-making purposes
- identify, analyze, and summarize financial data
- prepare budgets and forecasts for financial decisions
- explain the purpose and standards for an independent audit
- apply generally-accepted accounting principles, concepts, methods, and processes that provide for the accuracy and integrity of financial data
- prepare individual and corporate federal, state, and local income tax returns and reports
- demonstrate an understanding of fund accounting procedures
- establish and maintain internal control systems
- exhibit ethical behavior in performing accounting functions
- analyze and utilize cost information for job order and process cost control
- evaluate business problems and apply software applications to record, analyze, and present information
- demonstrate an understanding of business and commercial law
- use business mathematics to solve problems
- write and speak clearly and effectively using standard English
- identify the basic economic principles of a modern economy
- prepare and deliver effective oral presentations
- MTC Application for Admission and nonrefundable applicable fee.
- High school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).
- Successful completion of the Basic Skills Assessment ACT or COMPASS and Technology Skills Test (TST) is required. Or, students may complete College Foundation courses.