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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 [Archived Catalog]

Accounting Technology Major (A.A.B.)


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Major code AA5002

Office of Regional Higher Education
Ohio University Lancaster
Brasee Hall
1570 Granville Pike
Lancaster, OH 43130-1037
Phone: 740.654.6711 or 888.446.4468
Fax: 740.687.9497
lancaster@ohio.edu
http://www.ohio.edu/lancaster

Janet Becker, contact person
or any regional campus student services office

Program Overview

The accounting technology program at Ohio University-Lancaster and Ohio University-Southern offer a two-year program for accounting technicians leading to the Associate in Applied Business degree. Program graduates are prepared to enter the workforce in junior accounting positions in a number of sectors, after fulfilling the degree requirements of accounting technology career choices and completing applied business core courses plus some electives.

Because accounting technology students attend many classes with students from other majors, they are exposed to the broadening experience open to all those attending the campus. The only exceptions are the more advanced accounting courses required of students in the accounting technology major. The same responsibilities and standards of academic achievement apply to all Ohio University-Lancaster and Ohio University-Southern students, regardless of their major.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Graduates have obtained employment with government, hospitals, school broads, CPA firms, retail stores, corporations, with duties including payroll, accounts receivable, general ledger bookkeeping, auditing, and tax return preparation. Opportunities for students at the completion of the program include account analyst, accounting clerk, accounts receivable clerk, accounts payable clerk, insurance clerk, payroll clerk, junior accountant, staff accountant, and staff auditor.
 

Requirements

Technical Associate Degree Requirements


The minimum requirement for the Associate in Applied Business (A.A.B.) or the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is the completion of 60 credits with a 2.0 accumulative GPA upon graduation. A maximum of 15 credits earned through the experiential learning may be applied to any technical associate degree. You must earn a minimum of 18 semester credit hours while enrolled at Ohio University, and you must earn a minimum of 50 percent of coursework taken to fulfill your major concentration in residence with resident credit as defined in the Graduation Requirements – Universitywide  section. You also must meet Ohio University General Education requirements for associate degrees. (See Graduation Requirements - Universitywide section)

To earn a technical associate’s degree, you must complete an Application for Update of Program(s), available from any college office or regional campus student services office.

Major Hours Requirement


The accounting technology major requires a minimum of 61 hours.

General Education Tier I English Requirement


Complete the following course:

General Education Tier I Quantitative Skills


Accounting Technology Core Courses


Complete the following courses:


Complete one of the following courses:


Complete one of the following computer courses:


Tier II Social Science


  • Complete a Tier II social science course (2SS).

Any social science course used to fulfill another accounting technology requirement cannot be used to fulfill this requirement. 

Accounting Technology Major Requirements


Complete the following courses:


Complete one of the following Management courses:


Complete three of the following courses:


May complete one of the following courses:


May complete one of the following courses:


May complete one of the following courses:


  • Any 2000-level MGT course not previously used.
  • Any 3000-level BUSL course not previously used.

May complete one of the following courses:


  • Any 2000-level ATCH course not previously used.
  • Any 2000-level BMT course not previously used.
  • Any 2000-level CTCH course not previously used.

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