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This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek, Online and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

Accounting, long referred to as the "language of business," is an excellent foundation for any type of office position. Most managerial positions require an understanding of accounting. This program provides the basic courses that teach fundamentals of recording business transactions, the balance sheet, the income statement, and basic cost accounting concepts/entries. Courses are applicable to the associate degree program.

Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0800 Computer Fundamentals, as a preparatory course before taking other computer courses. Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 1210 Keyboarding/Word Processing.

The program schedule that follows is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional semesters of study. Students should consult their academic advisors for help in planning their schedules.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize and apply technology as it impacts the accounting profession.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of managerial accounting and its role in business and decision making.
  • Interpret, analyze, and present reliable and relevant information to financial statement users based upon generally accepted accounting principles both manually and electronically.

Download the curriculum sheet for this major.

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Course Title Credits
ACC 1100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4
FYE 1100 College Success 1
ACC -- Accounting Elective 2-4 credit hours 3
COM 1110 Interpersonal Communication I 3
EBE 1000 Employability Skills (new curriculum item) 1
ENG 1111 English I 3
ITS 1235 Beginning Spreadsheet  * 1
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics 3
ACC 1200 Managerial Accounting 4
ACC 1400 Computerized Accounting 3
ACC 2000 Spreadsheet Accounting 3
ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
  Total Credit Hours 32

* Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0800 before taking other computer courses.  Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0810 before taking a computer class.

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.

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