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Accounting Technology

Accounting Technology

The Accounting Technology Program is a technical program designed to prepare students for entry-level accounting positions in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and inventory as well as enhance the skills of persons currently employed in accounting who wish to advance. The program provides a foundation for students transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a specialized degree in the field.

 

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Requirements for Admission

Potential program majors:

  • Must meet all general admissions requirements (Refer to Admissions Procedures and Requirements, Hinds Community College catalog)
  • Students must provide an ACCUPLACER score. ACCUPLACER, Residual ACT assessment, and/or national ACT assessment are the placement tests used to place Hinds students in appropriate courses. One or both of these tests must be taken prior to registering for classes. Placement test results assist the institution in advising, placing, and admitting students in appropriate course levels that match their skills and help students succeed.

Major Courses Taught

  • Document Formatting and Production
  • Microcomputer Applications
  • Professional Development
  • Business Accounting
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Database Management
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Business Communication
  • Electronic Spreadsheet

Occupational Skills Training

  • Comprehensive coverage and integration of basic business skills
  • Develop critical-thinking and problem solving skills for today's business world
  • Establish a foundation in accounting terminology
  • Develop skills using accounting and computer software applications
  • Prepare various monthly, quarterly, and yearly accounting reports

Requirements for Graduation

The Associate of Applied Science Degree is awarded upon successful completion of 66 semester credit hours of course work and the Career Planning and Assessment System Exam (MS-CPAS).

Employment Opportunities

Bookkeepers, Accounting Assistant, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Junior Accountant, Payroll Accountant

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