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Regional College

East Liverpool
Regional College

The Associate of Applied Business in Accounting Technology provides students with a broad range of practical accounting and communication skills and teamwork experience. These combined skills prepare students for immediate entry into the accounting technology field in numerous environments including manufacturing, retail, service and governmental organizations. Requirements may articulate with selected baccalaureate degrees; contact an advisor for more information. The degree is available at the Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Trumbull and Tuscarawas campuses. Most of the courses for this major are available at the Geauga and Salem campuses.

Career Opportunities

Payroll and timekeeping clerks held about 214,000 jobs in 2006. They can be found in every industry, but a growing number work for employment services companies as temporary employees. Many also work for accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services firms, which increasingly perform the payroll function as a service to other companies. Approximately 16 percent of all payroll and timekeeping clerks worked part time in 2006. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.

For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen. For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 63 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative and major GPA.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to analyze and record business transactions, prepare financial statements and complete all other procedural steps in the accounting cycle of a company.
  2. Identify different manufacturing costs, record transactions to reflect the cost flow of a manufacturing company and prepare various management reports.
  3. Prepare individual tax returns (manual and electronic).
  4. Maintain accounting records of a company utilizing a general ledger software package.