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Accounting & Financial Services


Associate of Applied Business in Accounting and Financial Services

Hocking College’s Accounting and Financial Services program offers a wide variety of training to meet the needs of the accounting field. In this two-year associate degree program, you will learn non-profit accounting, cost accounting, payroll accounting, federal taxation, and auditing. Coursework in this Accounting degree program includes training in the use of commercial software packages including Peachtree, MS Office, Drake and Quickbooks software.

Hocking College provides training in all of the essential accounting courses to prepare students for work in this field. Working in accounting and financial services is as important today as it has ever been, and this accounting degree program from Hocking College offers the necessary coursework and training to meet those important needs.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Business in Accounting and Financial Services:

  • Use appropriate entry-level accounting skills;
  • Interact effectively with peers and superiors in the work place;
  • Effectively use a microcomputer to develop and maintain cost, non-profit, and general ledger accounting systems;
  • Manually prepare federal and state tax returns for payroll and income;
  • Prepare federal tax returns on a microcomputer;
  • Use commercial spreadsheet software efficiently;
  • Use word processing software proficiently;
  • Perform data entry accounting tasks and understand the results;
  • Effectively prepare to transfer to four year colleges, if wishing to continue formal education;
  • Effectively read and interpret financial statements; and,
  • Effectively use routine accounting equipment, including 10-key adding machine.



Associate of Applied Business in Accounting and Financial Services

Course of Study

For students entering May 2016

COURSE NO.FIRST SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
ACC-1101Financial Accounting I2.002.003.00$99.00
ACC-1120Payroll Accounting2.002.003.00$99.00
ACC-1130Desktop Machine Operations2.002.003.00$144.00
GS-1000HC Cornerstone1.000.001.00$80.00
MATH-1103Applied Mathematics2.002.003.00$40.00
ENGL-1510English Composition I4.000.004.00$50.00
COURSE NO.SECOND SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
ACC-1102Financial Accounting II3.002.004.00$99.00
ACC-1105Computerized Accounting2.002.003.00$144.00
ACC-1175Budgeting and Cost Containment3.000.003.00$40.00
***Arts/Humanities Elective0.000.003.00
COURSE NO.THIRD SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
ACC-1220Non-Profit Accounting2.002.003.00$99.00
ACC-2200Cost Accounting3.002.004.00$99.00
ACC-2110Accounting Simulation2.000.002.00$30.00
ENGL-2223Business Writing3.000.003.00$40.00
COURSE NO.FOURTH SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
ACC-2230Intermediate Accounting3.002.004.00$99.00
ACC-2250Auditing (Capstone and SL)$147.00
ACC-2210Cost Accounting Simulation1.002.002.00$109.00
ACC-2296Accounting Practicum1.008.002.00$125.00
***Social Science/Psychology Elective0.000.003.00


Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

Career Opportunities

US News and World Report's 2014 Best Jobs Issue ranked accounting as third best career. The unemployment rate in the accounting field is half the national average and the growth rate is 13%, expected for the next ten years, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent reports. Demand for accounting professionals is at an all time high and projected to continue. The median salary for accountants in 2012 was $63,550 according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook. As a graduate of the Accounting and Financial Services program, you may be employed in a certified public accounting firm, bank, small business, manufacturing firm, or a non-profit organization such as a college, hospital, or government agency.


Hocking College
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45764