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Accounting Certificate

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The Program – Accounting Certificate

Prepare, analyze, and verify financial records; maintain systematic records utilizing computerized data management systems.

Your Certificate

Two-semester full-time schedule; mixture of accounting, business, and computer courses; program can be completed on a part-time basis.

What you’ll 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.
  • Apply generally accepted accounting principles, concepts, methods, and processes that provide for the accuracy and integrity of financial data.
  • 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.
  • Write and speak clearly and effectively using standard English.

Career Information

U.S. Department of Labor Projections

Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Globalization, a growing overall economy, and an increasingly complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to lead to a strong demand for accountants and auditors.  Accountants and auditors held about 1.3 million jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most accountants and auditors were as follows: Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services 26%; Government 8%; Finance and insurance 8%; Management of companies and enterprises 7%; and Manufacturing 6%.  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.

Application Process

  1. MTC Application for Admission and the nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).
  3. Successful completion of the Basic Skills Assessment (ACCUPLACER) and Technology Skills Test (TST) is required. Any college foundation courses recommended by placement results are also required.

For More Information, Contact:

Admission Office
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
Email: enroll@mtc.edu
740.389.4636

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