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2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Technology, Health Service Option, A.A.S.

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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.

Health Service Option

The primary mission of the Accounting Technology Degree Option in Health Services is to prepare individuals for accounting careers in the health service arena. This degree melds existing course work in the Accounting Technology Program with medical course work to form an integrated option under the Accounting Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Program graduates, possessing an understanding of both accounting and medical concepts and principles, will be able to work in a variety of health service environments. The program of study is drawn from an array of disciplines that include information technology, mathematics, communication, accounting, human resources, and health.

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.

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