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Accounting (A.A.S.)

Accountants analyze financial information and consult with upper management about important business decisions. Those completing this program will have demonstrated an understanding and application of accounting theory and practice and will have achieved a level of proficiency in related areas, including economics, management, marketing, IT, and business sub-disciplines.

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Accounting is designed to provide the foundation necessary for optimal transfer to bachelor degree programs in Accounting or related fields. It also simultaneously prepares students for immediate employment in a wide range of businesses requiring advanced skills and knowledge in accounting and business. This program will prepare you for whichever path you decide to take.

Graduates will have the opportunity to earn the Certified Bookkeeper designation offered through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). This will increase the ability of graduates to showcase their skills and obtain employment.

Requirements & Course Sequence Career & Job Opportunities

Program Objectives

  1. Develop, measure, analyze, validate, and communicate financial information for use in proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.
  2. Complete the entire accounting cycle, including payroll.
  3. Use automated accounting software to develop, measure, analyze, validate, and communicate financial information.

Transfer Opportunities

Your ability to start here and earn a bachelor’s degree anywhere makes Penn Highlands the right college choice. Plus, you will save thousands of dollars. Be smart, and get your associate degree with us before transferring on to something greater.

Penn Highlands has signed transfer agreements to continue your studies in Accounting with:

  • Mount Aloysius College
  • Saint Francis University
  • Seton Hill University
  • University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

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Program availability:
  • Online Only (With programs that are fully online, some classes may be offered at our physical locations.)