Accounting Technology - A.A.B.

Regional College
Dean's Office
384 Library
Kent Campus
330-672-2279
rcdean@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/regional-college


Description

The Associate of Applied Business degree 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 articulate with select bachelor's degrees.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Ashtabula Campus
  • East Liverpool Campus
  • Geauga Campus
  • Salem Campus
  • Trumbull Campus
  • Tuscarawas Campus

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

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.

University Requirements

All students in an applied or technical associate degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE: University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements, please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Kent Core (see table below)15
Total Credit Hour Requirement60
Some associate degrees require students to complete more than 60 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 3
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 3
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 3
Total Credit Hours: 15

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[RE-AAB-ACTT]

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
ACTT 11000ACCOUNTING I: FINANCIAL (min C grade)4
ACTT 11001ACCOUNTING II: MANAGERIAL (min C grade)4
ACTT 20012ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS (min C grade)3
ACTT 21000ACCOUNTING III: FINANCIAL (min C grade)3
ACTT 21003FUNDAMENTALS OF TAX PREPARATION (min C grade)3
ACTT 31063INTRODUCTION TO COST ACCOUNTING (min C grade)3
BMRT 11000INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
Technical Electives, choose from the following: 19
Accounting Technology (ACTT) Courses
Business Management Technology (BMRT) Courses
Computer Technology (COMT) Courses
Office Technology (OTEC) Courses
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
ECON 22060PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ECON 22061PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ENG 20002INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING 3
or OTEC 26638 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
MATH 11010ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition 26
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts3
Kent Core Basic Sciences3
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 63 credit hours)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:63
1

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor. Students preparing to pursue an B.B.A. degree may apply MATH 10041 and MATH 11012 toward technical electives.

2

 3 credit hours are required for Kent Core (University Requirements). This program requires a total of 6 credit hours to earn the degree.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!ACTT 11000 ACCOUNTING I: FINANCIAL 4
!BMRT 11000 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition 3
Kent Core Humanities or Fine Arts 3
Technical Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Two
!ACTT 11001 ACCOUNTING II: MANAGERIAL 4
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
MATH 11010 ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
Technical Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
!ACTT 21000 ACCOUNTING III: FINANCIAL 3
!ACTT 21003 FUNDAMENTALS OF TAX PREPARATION 3
ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
Kent Core Basic Sciences 3
Kent Core Composition 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
!ACTT 20012 ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS 3
!ACTT 31063 INTRODUCTION TO COST ACCOUNTING 3
ECON 22061 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ENG 20002
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
or BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3
Technical Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:63