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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 articulate with the Accounting Technology certificate; 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.

Graduation Requirements

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

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 are 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.

Student Organizations

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Type Legend: KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts; KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core requirements.


Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (32 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  ACTT 11000 Accounting I-Financial 4
    11001 Accounting II-Managerial 4
    20012 Accounting Software Applications 3
    21000 Accounting III-Financial 3
    21003 Fundamentals of Tax Preparation 3
    21063 Introduction to Cost Accounting 3
  BMRT 11000 Introduction to Business 3
  Technical Electives* 9
Type Course Title Credits
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
KAD   22061 Principles of Microeconomics 3
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus 3
  Choose from the following: 3
  ENG 20002 Introduction to Technical Writing (3)  
  ITAP 26638 Business Communications (3)  
  Kent Core Composition 3
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts 3
  Kent Core Basic Sciences 3
  General Electives 6


* In consultation with an advisor, select a course from ACTT, BMRT, COMT or ITAP; students preparing to go on for a B.B.A. degree may substitute MATH 10041 or 11012 for their technical elective.