Oct 04, 2022  
2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Technology, Human Resource Option, A.A.S.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs

Accounting Technology Program AAS

The Accounting Technology Program provides students with educational opportunities leading to positions as small-office managers, bookkeepers, accounting clerks, accounting technicians, and human resource assistants. Students may also choose to take classes to achieve career advancement goals or to enhance current skills. Strong accounting, human resource, and health curriculums are complemented with general education and extensive computer course work.


  • To provide students with an exceptional curriculum that integrates the business areas of accounting, human resource, and health service support with technology necessary to succeed professionally.
  • To support students in their pursuit of life-time learning and professional development.


Graduates of the Accounting Technology Programs will be able to:

  • Practice accounting and human resource skills in diverse business environments in a conscientious, precise, and deliberate manner.
  • Demonstrate a solid knowledge base conducive to educational mobility.
  • Utilize informational literacy in problem solving.
  • Utilize interpersonal communication techniques in individual and group settings.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for decisions and actions taken in the work environment.


  • Placement Survey
  • Graduate Survey
  • Employer feedback through advisory boards
  • Course assessment through student evaluations
  • Educational mobility assessment through monitoring of students’ continued educational pursuits

The Accounting Technology programs are designed for fall entry. If a spring entry is desired, it may take longer than two years to complete the program.

Human Resource Option

This program promotes an understanding of the behavioral requirements of jobs and the determination of human resource needs, recruiting objectives, and interviewing techniques. Equal employment opportunity, labor relations, and federal and state labor laws are presented. Development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures are introduced. This program combines curriculum from both the accounting and human resource areas together with strong computer application course work. In addition to students enrolled on a full-time basis, this program will benefit the full-time employee interested in professional development and training in human resources.

Minimum credits for an AAS degree in Accounting Technology: 67

Completion of the first two semesters may result in the award of a CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN BOOKKEEPING. Students must complete a course in each of the following areas: English, Math, and Psychology, and 3 elective credits in the accounting area to receive a certificate.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs