Accounting Technology

Associate in Applied Science—Transfer

Graduates of this program may seek employment in public, private, and/or governmental entities as bookkeepers, accounting technicians, accounting support, tax preparers or payroll assistants. This program is designed to transfer to Old Dominion University.

Graduation Proficiencies

  • Keyboarding proficiency of 35+ words-a-minute, one error per minute, is required for graduation. Students may take BSTEC 110 to develop proficiency or may take a keyboarding test to verify proficiency.
  • Ten-key calculator proficiency of 9,000 keystrokes per hour. Students may take BSTEC 132 to develop the required proficiency or may take a 10-key test to verify proficiency.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Effectively apply components of the accounting equation in analyzing business transactions.
  2. Analyze financial information and statements.
  3. Maintain and evaluate internal control procedures.
  4. Effectively use a variety of computer software to process accounting information and documents.
  5. Apply mathematical concepts to typical accounting and business situations.
  6. Effectively communicate orally and in writing in the context of common business practices.
  7. Work as a team member in an office environment to accomplish the goals of the organization.
  8. Define, explain, correctly spell, and effectively use accounting and business terminology.
Advisor Office Phone
Salas, Joanne Business 109 360.475.7372

Required Courses Credits
ACCT& 201 Prin of Accounting I 5
ACCT& 202 Prin of Accounting II* 5
ACCT& 203 Prin of Accounting III* 5
BSTEC 124 MS Excel Specialist* 4
BSTEC 130 Practical Accounting 5
BSTEC 133 Computerized Accounting* 4
BSTEC 134 Payroll Accounting* 5
BSTEC 229 Individual Taxation* 5
BSTEC 231 Practical Fund Accounting* 5
BSTEC 239 Taxation for Business* 5
BUS& 201 Business Law 5
CMST& 220 Public Speaking 5
ECON& 201 Micro Economics* 5
ECON& 202 Macro Economics* 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition I* 5
ENGL& 102 Composition II* 5
MATH 147 Business Algebra* 5
MATH& 148 Business Calculus* 5
OLRM 220 Human Relations in the Workplace 3
Total Credits Required 91

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog