Associate of Applied Business in Accounting and Financial Services

Do you love order and logic? Are you proficient in math? Would you like a degree that highlights your talents? 
This program really adds up to meet modern demands in the accounting and financial services field!
As a student, you’ll gain hands-on experience through essential coursework and training in the field:
•    Non-profit accounting
•    Cost accounting
•    Payroll accounting
•    Federal taxation
•    Auditing

You'll learn the fundamentals of accounting while training with commercial software packages:

•    Peachtree
•    MS Office
•    Drake
•    Quickbooks

Accounting and Financial Services


  • The following outcomes are skills, behaviors and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Business in Accounting and Financial Services:
  • Analyze and record business transaction in appropriate journals and ledgers; Prepare trial balance and worksheets with adjustments; Complete the closing process including reversing entries
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements and other supporting accounting documents to provide stakeholders with usable financial information for decision making 
  • Calculate and prepare payroll, including all federal and state mandated payroll reports and accounting records
  • Utilize the cost accounting cycle and the concepts of perpetual and periodic inventory methods; Utilize standard costing to determine manufacturing costs, produce manufacturing specific financial statements and aid in managerial accounting decision making
  • Prepare individual, partnership and corporate federal income tax returns, including types of income, adjustments, deductions, credits and additional taxes
  • Perform necessary accounting tasks for non-profit and governmental entities, employing the concepts of encumbrances, budgets and fund balance; Prepare industry-specific financial statements
  • Apply auditing concepts, including internal control risk, audit trail, sampling, tests of controls and substantive tests; Provide auditor’s opinions to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of accounting processes
  • Utilize current accounting software to record, analyze and report financial data



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.

Accounting and Financial Services

Graduates of this program begin their careers in entry-level accounting positions in one of the fastest growing career fields in the United States. 
Hocking College alumni have found positions with
•    certified public accounting firms
•    banks
•    small businesses
•    manufacturing firms
•    colleges
•    hospitals
•    government agencies


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