Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting offered by Clark State Community College is a program of study that aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to gain entry level employment as accountants, accounting clerks, and other accounting related positions. This program is intended for individuals who wish to maintain a career and busy schedule while earning this degree. The subjects and concepts that this program covers includes: technical proficiencies, keeping accurate records, preparing and analyzing financial statements, and preparing and analyzing other kinds of financial reports. An individual with skills and knowledge in accounting may be able to acquire work in many fields such as general accounting, bookkeeping, auditing, tax preparation, cost accounting, budgeting, or financial investigation. Prospective students of this program who have little to no computer experience may be required to complete prerequisite computer literacy and technology courses before participating in core courses.

Graduates of this program should be able to convey a variety of accounting proficiencies as well as foundational skills and knowledge in the liberal arts. During the course of their studies in the accounting program at Clark State, a student will have the opportunity to learn about federal tax laws and how they relate to individuals and businesses. By the end of this program, students should be able to use technology related to accounting and apply mathematical concepts and technology that accountants use in this profession.

This program requires students to complete 62 credit hours of courses in order to graduate with this degree. This includes general education requirements that cover subjects such as English, public speaking, arts and humanities, and mathematics. The required accounting courses include: Introduction to Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and II, and Computerized Accounting. Students also take a variety of business related courses that will help them learn how to best approach this field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Clark State Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education, located in the city of Springfield, Ohio. Clark State opened in 1962 as the to meet the technical education needs of Springfield. Clark State Community College has several campus locations in Springfield, Beavercreek and Bellefontaine.

    Clark State Community College offers degrees and certificates. Continuing education classes offer leadership training and the College for Kids program to community members. Classes are offered during the day, evening, weekends, and online. Online education consists of online classes and hybrid classes, which incorporate on-campus visits. Students can earn nearly 20 degrees completely online.


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