Overview

Earn an Associate Degree in Applied Science (A.A.S.) with an accounting concentration with this academic course of study.

During your studies, you will have the opportunity to earn a certification as a QuickBooks Certified User, Microsoft Office Excel Certified User, and Sage Certified User to develop the skill-set to enter the accounting profession.

Graduates will also have the opportunity to earn professional designations as an Enrolled Agent (EA) certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and a Certified Bookkeeper (CB) certification accredited by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). Each professional certification requires Continuing Professional Education (CPE). Some coursework may be applied toward a bachelor’s degree by another institution.

In business, managers at all levels must have updated financial information in order to make decisions that ensure the success of their firms. Accountants and auditors prepare, analyze and verify financial reports and data that furnish this essential information to their companies.

The Accounting program is designed to help develop the skills necessary for the highly technical and rapidly changing business environment. In addition, students have the option to add six industry-recognized credentials that can be built into the Accounting Associate Degree program. These include:

  • Quickbooks Certified User Certification (ACC 240)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Excel Certification (ACC 245)
  • Payroll Certification (ACC 150)
  • Enrolled Agent (ACC 175)
  • Sage User Certification (ACC 246)
  • Bookkeeper Certification (ACC 291)

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all of the courses offered within the Business Department for the grade to be counted toward graduation. Specifically, these include courses with the following prefixes: ACC, BAF, BUS, MGT, and MKT.

Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(16 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
MAT-155 Contemporary Mathematics

Contemporary Mathematics

ID: MAT-155

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes techniques and applications of the following topics: elementary number theory; algebra; geometry; measurement; graph sketching and interpretations; and descriptive statistics.

3
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
CPT-170 Microcomputer Applications

Microcomputer Applications

ID: CPT-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration.

3
ACC-111 Accounting Concepts

Accounting Concepts

ID: ACC-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the principles of the basic accounting functions--collecting, recording, analyzing, and reporting information.

3
BUS-121 Business Law I

Business Law I

ID: BUS-121

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of legal procedures, law and society, classifications and systems of law, the tribunals administering justice and their actions, contracts, sales, transfer of titles, rights and duties of the parties, conditions, and warranties.

3
Semester 2
(15 Credit Hours)
ENG-165 Professional Communications

Professional Communications

ID: ENG-165

Credit Hours: 3

This course develops practical written, and oral professional communication skills. The course is oriented to current needs in industry and business, and assignments are drawn from students' majors.

3
THE-101 Intro. to Theatre

Intro. to Theatre

ID: THE-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the appreciation and analysis of theatrical literature, history, and production.

3
ACC-101 Accounting Principles I

Accounting Principles I

ID: ACC-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces basic accounting procedures for analyzing, recording and summarizing financial transactions, adjusting and closing the financial records at the end of the accounting cycle, and preparing financial statements. Students identify sound ethical and personal values.

3
ECO-210 Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics

ID: ECO-210

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the study of fundamental principles and policies of a modern economy to include markets and prices, national income accounting, cycles, employment theory and fiscal policy, banking and monetary controls, and the government's role in economic decisions and growth.

3
ACC-124 Individual Tax Procedures

Individual Tax Procedures

ID: ACC-124

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the basic income tax structure from the standpoint of the individual, including the preparation of individual income tax returns.

3
Semester 3
(18 Credit Hours)
ACC-102 Accounting Principles II

Accounting Principles II

ID: ACC-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes managerial accounting theory and practice in basic accounting and procedures for cost accounting, budgeting, cost-volume analysis, and financial statement analysis.

3
ACC-246 Integrated Accounting Software

Integrated Accounting Software

ID: ACC-246

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the use of pre-designed integrated accounting software for accounting problems.

3
ACC-201 Intermediate Accounting I

Intermediate Accounting I

ID: ACC-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course explores fundamental processes of accounting theory, including the preparation of financial statements. Also covered are the time value of money, cash and receivables, and the valuation of inventories. Professional ethics and generally accepted accounting principles are introduced.

3
BAF-201 Principles of Finance

Principles of Finance

ID: BAF-201

Credit Hours: 3

This is an introductory course to the field of finance. The monetary and credit system are examined along with how the demand for funds is met in both the public and private sector. Quantitative features include financial ratios, the time value of money, capital budgeting and working capital budgeting.

3
Accounting Elective 3
Accounting Elective 3
Semester 4
(15 Credit Hours)
ACC-202 Intermediate Accounting II

Intermediate Accounting II

ID: ACC-202

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the application of accounting principles and concepts to account evaluation and income determination, including special problems peculiar to corporations and the analysis of financial reports. Accounting for the acquisition and disposal of long-term assets and procedures for handling current and long-term liabilities are covered.

3
ACC-240 Computerized Accounting

Computerized Accounting

ID: ACC-240

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of using the computer to design and implement various accounting functions, including financial transactions, records, statements, reports and documents.

3
ACC-245 Accounting Applications

Accounting Applications

ID: ACC-245

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer accounting using data base software and/or electronic spreadsheets.

3
Accounting Elective 3
Accounting Elective 3
      Total Credit Hours 64
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$12,032.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(7 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
MAT-155 Contemporary Mathematics

Contemporary Mathematics

ID: MAT-155

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes techniques and applications of the following topics: elementary number theory; algebra; geometry; measurement; graph sketching and interpretations; and descriptive statistics.

3
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
Semester 2
(9 Credit Hours)
CPT-170 Microcomputer Applications

Microcomputer Applications

ID: CPT-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration.

3
ACC-111 Accounting Concepts

Accounting Concepts

ID: ACC-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the principles of the basic accounting functions--collecting, recording, analyzing, and reporting information.

3
BUS-121 Business Law I

Business Law I

ID: BUS-121

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of legal procedures, law and society, classifications and systems of law, the tribunals administering justice and their actions, contracts, sales, transfer of titles, rights and duties of the parties, conditions, and warranties.

3
Semester 3
(9 Credit Hours)
ENG-165 Professional Communications

Professional Communications

ID: ENG-165

Credit Hours: 3

This course develops practical written, and oral professional communication skills. The course is oriented to current needs in industry and business, and assignments are drawn from students' majors.

3
ACC-101 Accounting Principles I

Accounting Principles I

ID: ACC-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces basic accounting procedures for analyzing, recording and summarizing financial transactions, adjusting and closing the financial records at the end of the accounting cycle, and preparing financial statements. Students identify sound ethical and personal values.

3
THE-101 Intro. to Theatre

Intro. to Theatre

ID: THE-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the appreciation and analysis of theatrical literature, history, and production.

3
Semester 4
(9 Credit Hours)
ACC-102 Accounting Principles II

Accounting Principles II

ID: ACC-102

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes managerial accounting theory and practice in basic accounting and procedures for cost accounting, budgeting, cost-volume analysis, and financial statement analysis.

3
ACC-124 Individual Tax Procedures

Individual Tax Procedures

ID: ACC-124

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the basic income tax structure from the standpoint of the individual, including the preparation of individual income tax returns.

3
ECO-210 Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics

ID: ECO-210

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the study of fundamental principles and policies of a modern economy to include markets and prices, national income accounting, cycles, employment theory and fiscal policy, banking and monetary controls, and the government's role in economic decisions and growth.

3
Semester 5
(9 Credit Hours)
BAF-201 Principles of Finance

Principles of Finance

ID: BAF-201

Credit Hours: 3

This is an introductory course to the field of finance. The monetary and credit system are examined along with how the demand for funds is met in both the public and private sector. Quantitative features include financial ratios, the time value of money, capital budgeting and working capital budgeting.

3
ACC-201 Intermediate Accounting I

Intermediate Accounting I

ID: ACC-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course explores fundamental processes of accounting theory, including the preparation of financial statements. Also covered are the time value of money, cash and receivables, and the valuation of inventories. Professional ethics and generally accepted accounting principles are introduced.

3
ACC-246 Integrated Accounting Software

Integrated Accounting Software

ID: ACC-246

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the use of pre-designed integrated accounting software for accounting problems.

3
Semester 6
(9 Credit Hours)
ACC-202 Intermediate Accounting II

Intermediate Accounting II

ID: ACC-202

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the application of accounting principles and concepts to account evaluation and income determination, including special problems peculiar to corporations and the analysis of financial reports. Accounting for the acquisition and disposal of long-term assets and procedures for handling current and long-term liabilities are covered.

3
Accounting Elective 3
Accounting Elective 3
Semester 7
(6 Credit Hours)
ACC-240 Computerized Accounting

Computerized Accounting

ID: ACC-240

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of using the computer to design and implement various accounting functions, including financial transactions, records, statements, reports and documents.

3
Accounting Elective 3
Semester 8
(6 Credit Hours)
ACC-245 Accounting Applications

Accounting Applications

ID: ACC-245

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer accounting using data base software and/or electronic spreadsheets.

3
Accounting Elective 3
      Total Credit Hours 64
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$12,032.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Bookkeeper

A bookkeeper records the day-to-day financial transactions of a business. The bookkeeper records sales, purchases, receipts, and payments. They must also document that each transaction is recorded into the general ledger. The bookkeeper brings the books into balance so the financial statements can be prepared for the trial balance. The bookkeeper or accountant may prepare the income statement and balance sheet using the trial balance and ledgers prepared by the bookkeeper.

Projected Job Growth

+1.3%

Average Annual Salary

$37,956

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Accounting Firms
  • Tax Preparation Organizations

Careers

Payroll Specialist

Payroll Specialists process payroll to ensure all employees receive timely paychecks and verify all time keeping records of employees’ hours worked and deductions or withholdings required to comply with state and federal law. Payroll Specialists can also process payroll for clients, after the fact payroll, live payroll, prepare payroll tax deposits, and prepare and file quarterly payroll tax returns. Payroll specialists need strong computer skills as their job responsibilities include using QuickBooks and automated payment processing systems such as ADP.

Projected Job Growth

+4.8%

Average Annual Salary

$25,985

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Computer Employee Services
  • Accounting Firms
  • Business Corporations

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the Workforce

Students have the option to use the A.A.S degree in accounting to work full-time in the accounting profession while continuing on to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Further Your Education

While earning an associate degree, earn accounting certifications at MTC in Excel, QuickBooks, Sage Accounting Software, Payroll, and prep to become a Professional Certified Bookkeeper (CB). Join American Payroll Association (APA) and become a Certified Payroll Professional.