Business Technology & Service

Applied Accounting

Students in this program will develop critical thinking skills and an understanding of the accounting process used to identify, record, report and analyze business transactions. This skill set is required for a variety of technical and specialist accounting positions such as a financial specialist, payroll technician, accounts receivable/payable technician, and bookkeeper.  These positions are needed in all business sizes and types across an unlimited number of industries.  Individuals trained at the technical and specialist levels are becoming increasingly more important in organizations as national and international accounting regulations increase and converge.

Upon completion of the Applied Accounting degree, students will:

  • Demonstrate competency in accounting procedures for a merchandising business in a sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporate environment. 
  • Demonstrate competency with computerized accounting software and spreadsheet applications.
  • Understand the timelines and procedures for payroll and reporting requirements. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic issues in business, collections, and small business management.
  • Communicate effectively as a writer, listener, and speaker in a social and business setting.

Potential Career Titles

  • Accounting Technician/Specialist
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk
  • Financial Technician
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Financial Advisor