Accounting Technology Associate in Science

You have a strong head for numbers and want to be guided to success by experienced faculty to a high-paying job in accounting or finance. Take advantage of flexible scheduling and a 90 percent placement rate for graduates, and learn the advanced systems required for professional success by earning your A.S. Degree in Accounting Technology.

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Why Seminole State?

  • Affordable tuition: Earn a state university education at about half the cost.
  • Small class sizes: With classes of 30 or less, you don’t have to learn in an auditorium.
  • Online degree option: Most courses for our A.S. degrees are offered in person and online, so you can study when and where you want. 
  • Seamless transitionMost A.S. graduates earn credits that can be applied to a bachelor's degree at Seminole State or at the University of Central Florida through DirectConnect™ to UCF.*
  • Job Placement: According to state data, most Seminole State A.S. programs have placement rates above 90 percent.

*A.S. students who are planning to transfer to bachelor's degree programs should meet with a counselor, advisor or specialist to make sure the required courses are taken and the entry requirements are met.

Accounting Technology Associate in Science
Type: AS
Major Code : ACCT-AS
CIP: 1552030201
Educational Plan: ACCT-AS

Program Description

Seminole State College's Accounting Technology Program arms you with the skills you need to land a high-paying job in accounting or finance. Graduates of the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree and certificate programs enjoy over a 90 percent placement rate*.

Benefits:

  • Flexible scheduling (day, evening and online)
  • Experienced faculty with expertise in modern accounting practices
  • Job-placement assistance and internships through the Career Development Center
  • Faculty-led networking trips that connect students and employers
  • Curriculum developed under the guidance of Central Florida employees who know the skills graduates need for success
  • Scholarships and financial aid
  • Clubs and organizations such as the Student Accounting Society and Phi Beta Lambda

Seminole State’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Accounting Technology combines advanced systems with the fundamentals of business and accounting to provide students the knowledge and skills required for professional success. Graduates understand how to solve complex problems utilizing the latest accounting technology and techniques.

Profession

Dedicated to ethical practices and sound training, accounting professionals evaluate and maintain the financial health of an organization by creating the reports and schedules that allow companies to assess efficiency, control costs and increase profitability.

Career Opportunities

For career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.

Job Outlook

Employment in this field is expected to grow by 16 percent (about as fast as average) through 2020 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).

College Credit Certificates

Students pursuing this degree also may obtain the following college credit certificates:

  • Accounting Applications Technical Certificate
  • Accounting Operations Technical Certificate
  • Accounting Specialist Technical Certificate
  • Financial Operations Certificate
  • Financial Operations Specialist Certificate
  • Office Specialist Technical Certificate
  • Office Support Technical Certificate

Degree Transfer

The following transfer options are available for A.S. degree in Accounting Technology graduates:

  • DirectConnect to UCF: The University of Central Florida’s Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) program.
  • Additional options: Graduates also may transfer to the University of South Florida or Daytona State College.

Certifications

Graduates of this program are qualified to earn the following industry certifications:

  • Accredited Business Accountant (ABA)
  • Certified Bookkeeper, American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIUPB), AIOPB001
  • Enrolled Agent, IRS, INTRS001
  • Intuit Quickbooks Certified User, INTUT001

Additional industry certifications may be available for college credit certificate programs.

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Available Courses
Required Courses
36
This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of financial accounting. Topics include the accounting cycle, analysis of financial statement transactions, financial statement preparation, accounting for assets, liabilities, equities, revenues and expenses. Accounting for entities, including partnerships and corporations is introduced.
This course introduces the student to the use of accounting information by managers. Topics include the use of accounting information for planning and control, capital investment, performance evaluation, decision-making, cash flow statements and financial statement analysis.
This course expands on topics covered in Financial Accounting course ACG 2021 and presents them within a conceptual framework determined by generally accepted accounting principles. Financial accounting functions, theory and recognition and measurement of assets are covered.
This course is a study of the fundamentals of cost accounting within an industrial organization. The accounting functions relative to materials, labor and factory overhead are treated in detail. Job order and process cost systems are fully explored. Standard cost systems, budgeting and managerial control functions are also discussed.
This course provides instruction and practice in the fundamentals of accounting. Selected topics include accounts payable and receivable, cash control systems, worksheets, financial statements, adjusting and closing entries, purchases and cash payments, sales and cash receipts and payroll. This course may be used to provide a foundation for financial accounting. Activities are recorded manually and in an accounting software program. Lab fee required.
In this course, students will learn to use Quickbooks, a computerized accounting software program. Selected topics include setting up a company, setting up and modifying a chart of accounts, tracking invoices and customer payments, entering and paying bills, tracking inventory, using banking features and preparing financial reports. Lab fee required.
This course is a study of law as it relates to the sources of law, courts and court procedures, torts, crimes and contracts.
This is an introductory course in computer applications that focuses on the effective use of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software programs. Students will gain a fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and learn skills that have practical applications in real world business situations. This course utilizes lectures and hands-on computer exercises. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to provide an overview of the business environment. The business disciplines discussed include management, international business, marketing, finance, economics, accounting and business law. This course provides useful information for business majors and any others involved in owning or operating businesses. This course is also recommended for students expecting to take ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting.
This course develops effective oral and written business communication skills to create successful human relations. Communication skills are taught in the four language areas: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Studies include grammar, proofreading, editing and business communication composition.
The purpose of this course is to provide students hands-on training using Excel for business, professional and personal use. The student will gain an in-depth understanding of a spreadsheet program. The student will create, edit and format spreadsheets and graphs, work with formulas and functions, sort, filter and subtotal data lists and create and edit macros.
This course focuses on the federal income taxation of individuals. The course emphasizes conceptual framework underlying the U.S. tax system, tax accounting procedures and federal tax laws relating to the preparation of individual tax returns.
Elective Courses
6

Choose 6 credits of electives from the following list:

6
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is a study of law as it pertains to agency, partnerships, corporations, real and personal property, wills and estates, insurance and negotiable instruments.
This course focuses on the application of financial practices for the entrepreneurial venture. The student will be able to analyze and evaluate the various sources of funding available for small businesses, become conversant in financial terminology, understand, prepare and analyze financial statements and prepare a loan proposal. The student will be able to describe and explain the importance of working capital and cash management. The student will be able to identify financing needs, establish credit policies and prepare forecasts of estimated cash flows, start-up costs, revenues and expenditures for the first two years of the entrepreneurial venture.
This course identifies individual strategies for personal, long-term financial health. Students learn how to plan to achieve financial goals, budget effectively, manage credit and save, invest and build wealth and protect assets. Home ownership, retirement planning (401K's, mutual funds, stock and bond investments), tax and estate planning and insurance alternatives are fundamental features of this course.
This course provides business and non-business majors with the skills necessary to succeed as an entrepreneur. The fundamentals of starting and operating a business, developing a business plan, obtaining financing, marketing a product or service and developing an effective accounting system will be covered.
This course explores the dynamic environment of international business, a multi-disciplinary subject that draws from international economics (balance of trade, balance of payments), politics, institutions, culture and technology as well as insight into the mechanics of international trade and investment, the international financial system and business management in the global marketplace.
This course emphasizes the study of the four fundamental functions of management: planning, leading, organizing and controlling and their application to business decision-making. Connections will be made between the planning process and the controlling function to evaluate organizational performance. The course also studies theoretical principles of management, communication concepts, human resource management, organizational structures as well as motivational theory. Principles will be applied to entrepreneurial, corporate and international organizations.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
Students in this course will master the keyboard by touch. Business letters, reports, envelopes, labels and memos are taught using Microsoft Word. This course is for students with little or no keyboarding experience.
This course is a study of the principles of effective management for paper-based, electronic and image records systems. Emphasis is placed on the systematic control of the life cycle of all records. Students will learn the basic legal background requirements for the release, retention and storing of records and laws regulating the management of such records. Principles of cost, efficiency and performance are covered as related to the management of all records. Students will also learn how to manage files on their electronic storage device. Career opportunities in records management are included.
This course is a study of the current management principles, concepts, organizational trends, technology and human relations as related to the responsibilities of the administrative office manager. Simulations, case studies and projects are used to develop decision-making and supervisory skills necessary for office organization and administration.
Basic keyboarding skills are required in this course. Students will learn to process, edit and format text and paragraphs, use headers, footers, sections, styles, templates and writing tools and print and manage files. In addition, students will learn to use advanced formatting features, graphics, mail merge and tables.
This course is a continuation of OST 2713C Microsoft Word I. Students will learn to create, edit and format text and paragraphs, use footers, headers, sections, styles, templates, writing tools and print and manage files. In addition, students will learn to use advanced formatting to merge documents, create and format tables, work with graphics, format macros and work with shared documents.
Students will learn to plan, create, modify and deliver a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. Students will enhance presentations using animation, sound and graphics. They will prepare notes and handouts and save presentations in multiple formats.
Students will learn a relational database management system to create and modify tables, queries, forms and reports. Additional topics will include subforms, crosstab queries, PivotTables, PivotCharts and dynamic Web pages. Students will also learn how to import and export data with other software programs. Emphasis is placed on the management of electronic files. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to enable students to use mathematics to solve real-world business problems. Areas covered include checking accounts, using equations to solve business problems, calculating trade discounts, markup and markdown, payroll and computing interest for notes.
The course is designed to enable students to manage and operate a small business. The areas covered include developing a business plan, securing financing, accounting for business transactions, advertising and promotion, site location and managing the small business. This course is beneficial for those planning to start a small business as well as those already operating a business.
General Education Courses
18
This is a course in the process of expository writing. Students will read essays and compose papers that are unified, organized, logically developed and supported, clearly stated and well-focused. Research techniques are introduced and incorporated into at least one composition. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Communications requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.
In this course, students develop the ability to read literary texts critically, to think logically and creatively and to write and research effectively. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.

Humanities General Education course

3
Credits
The purpose of this course is to improve the basic skills of speaking and listening. Class exercises emphasize preparing and delivering public speeches, speaking with clarity and variety and listening with literal and critical comprehension.

Mathematics or Science General Education Course (MAC 1105 is recommended for students wishing to pursue the B.S. in Business & Information Management)

Social Science General Education course

3
Credits

Recommended:

This course covers the study of man. It is an introductory course covering the economic, cultural, social and political development and technology of primitive societies. Attitudes, approach to problems and the general way of life of primitive societies are compared with modern societies. The course also provides a brief introduction to the development of fossil man and archaeology. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.
This is an introductory course covering the nature, scope and methods of economics, economic concepts and economic institutions. Emphasis is placed upon production, consumption, determination of prices, distribution of income, fiscal policy, national income determinants, money and banking and comparative economic systems. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for AA degree seeking students.
This course deals primarily with economic problems. Emphasis is given to markets, production functions, economic role of government, agricultural problems, labor-management relations, imperfect competition, interest and capital, economic security, international trade and finance and economic development. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
In this course basic aspects of the federal government are studied. Emphasis is placed upon content and interpretation of the Constitution, Federalism, the Congress, the Presidency, the federal court system and the citizen's connection to the federal government by means of elections, political parties, interest groups and public opinion. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for A.A. degree seeking students and the Florida state civic literacy requirement per Florida Statues Section 1007.25 for all students.
This is an introductory course which surveys the field of psychology and basic principles and concepts utilized to understand human behavior. The major areas of study include development, learning, perception, motivation, emotions, personality, abnormal behavior, psychotherapy and testing measurements. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Some sections of PSY 2012 have service-learning components. Please refer to class notes in schedule of classes for details. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for AA degree seeking students.
This course is an introductory survey of sociology covering its scope, methods and general principles. Topics emphasized include group behavior, race relations, population, social institutions, social change and social stratification. The purpose of the course is to assist the student in acquiring an understanding of society. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for A.A. degree seeking students.
Total Credits:
60
Note:

If you choose a Science General Education course, due to state law, you must also complete any college developmental mathematics course(s) if you are non-exempt and if any were required by your entry-level test scores, before you can be awarded an associate degree.

Note:

This A.S. degree is transferable to UCF's regional campuses that offer the B.A.S. degree.  Check with the UCF regional offices for their local campus offerings.  The degree may also be transferrable to B.A.S. programs offered by the University of South Florida and Daytona State College.  Inquire with USF and Daytona State for acceptance of this degree.

Note:

Students will be required to take 36 credit hours of General Education courses to earn a B.A.S. from UCF.  To graduate from UCF's B.A.S. program, students must also fulfill the state's foreign language proficiency requirement.

Note:

Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field. A.S. degree graduates may transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs should consult with Student Affairs counselors, advisors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice.

Note:

Students with a baccalaureate degree or an associate in arts degree from a regionally accredited institution will be considered to have met general education requirements for this degree program.

Note:

Mathematics General Education course MAC 1105 is recommended for students pursuing the B.S. in Business & Information Management (BIM) degree.

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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Tuition and Fee Comparison*

 Seminole StateUFFSUUCF
Tuition and Fees$3,131$6,380$6,480$6,379
Room and Board-0-$10,120$10,666$10,010
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,030$1,000$1,030
Total$4,131$17,530$18,146$17,419.20

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* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

Profession

Dedicated to ethical practices and sound training, accounting professionals evaluate and maintain the financial health of an organization by creating the reports and schedules that allow companies to assess efficiency, control costs and increase profitability.

Career Opportunities

For career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.

Job Outlook

Employment in this field is expected to grow by 16 percent (about as fast as average) through 2020 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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