Associate In Applied Business
ACCOUNTING TECHNOLOGY (ATCH)
ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED BUSINESS
The mission of the Accounting Technology (ATCH) program at OHIO Chillicothe is to provide a two-year program for accounting technicians leading to the Associate in Applied Business Degree. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates to enter the workforce in junior accountant positions in a number of job sectors. The program provides students the accounting skills needed to perform such duties as payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, bookkeeping, auditing, and tax return preparation.
First-year students will take courses that focus on basic financial and managerial accounting concepts including financial statement preparation and analysis, budgeting and capital project evaluation. Second-year students will apply basic knowledge utilizing practice sets and real world case studies. Spreadsheet packages and modern accounting specific software are heavily integrated into the program.
Individuals who are logical, detail oriented and have some flair for numbers will find that accounting technology offers them solid careers with many job opportunities.
To see a sample of the Associate's Degree in Accounting Technology, please scroll down to the tentative semester planner below.
COURSE OF STUDY
The ATCH curriculum may be pursued on either a full-time or part-time basis with day and evening classes available and most of the core ATCH courses available online. Students typically start fall semester, but may enter the program at any point during the academic calendar. Full-time students should take 15 or more credit hours per semester. Part-time students may pursue the degree at a rate they desire, however, a minimum of seven credit hours of coursework each semester is recommended. Students completing the degree requirements will earn an Associate in Applied Business Degree in Accounting Technology.
The ATCH program is supported by exceptional academic resources that include library resources, academic computing resources, and other research capabilities. Specific resources include, but are not limited to, academic computing labs, essential software (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.), OhioLINK, ALICE, and Blackboard.
The Technology and Business Development Center located near the Shoemaker Center on the eastern side of campus, is home to the ATCH program.
To qualify for admission, a student must be a high school graduate or GED recipient. Students not meeting these requirements should contact the Admissions Office at OHIO Chillicothe for further information concerning admission. Students completing the degree requirements will earn an Associate of Applied Business in Accounting Technology.
ATCH COURSE REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the general education University requirements, a student must complete 24 credit hours of core business courses and 36 credit hours of ATCH major courses.
To see a sample of the Associate Degree in Accounting Technology program, please scroll down to the tentative semester planner below.
Students are eligible for many different financial aid resources. These include:
- Federal Grants and Loans
- Ohio University Scholarships
- State Grants and Loans
To begin the process, you should apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.gov as soon as possible. For OHIO Chillicothe, use the University Federal School Code: 003100 and 003102.
For more information about the financial aid process, contact our Financial Aid Office at (740) 774-7289 or toll free at (877) GO-2-OUCH.
OHIO believes that, as an educated person, you need certain intellectual skills in order to participate effectively in society. These include: the ability to communicate through the written word, the ability to use quantitative or symbolic reasoning, and broad knowledge of the major fields of learning. Therefore, students must take general education courses to complete a degree.
An Associate Degree in Accounting Technology includes:
- Flexibility: with both on-campus and online course availability.
- Core business courses: 24 credit hours including English, math, business law, communications, economics, computer applications, and a social science elective.
- Major courses: 36 credit hours including financial accounting, managerial accounting, tax & governmental reporting, electronic data processing, manufacturing accounting, statistics, accounting information systems, auditing, finance, management, ethics, and marketing.
- Computer software: many of the accounting technology courses emphasize the use of the popular accounting specific software programs used by businesses
- Skills & knowledge: the skills & knowledge attained in the program can be applied from an entrepreneurial level up to a corporate level, in ANY industry, in ANY geographic location WORLDWIDE.
- Continuing education: students are HIGHLY encouraged to consider continuing on to complete their bachelor degree after completion of the program. The Bachelor of Science in Applied Management program would complement their accounting skills with management skills allowing the student to manage an accounting operation.
ADVISING FAQS AND IMPORTANT FORMS
Suggested Program Template
This is a sample template to complete the degree in 2 years.
Tentative Semester Planner Information
ENG 1510 Writing and Rhetoric I
MATH 1200 College Algebra Tier I
COMS 1010 Fundamentals of Human Communication
COMS 1030 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
BMT 2000 Introduction to Business Computing
CTCH 1250 Introduction to Computers
ATCH 1030 Financial Accounting Procedures
BUSL 2000 Law and Society
OAT 2300 Business Communications
ECON 1000 Survey of Economics
ECON 1030 Survey of Economics
ATCH 1040 Managerial Accounting Procedures
#### XXXX Tier II Social Science NOT ECON or MGT
BMT 1100 Introduction to Management
MGT 2000 Introduction to Management
ATCH 2040 Electronic Data Processing
ATCH 2050 Manufacturing Accounting
ATCH 2250 Federal Income Tax Procedures
ECON 1040 Principles of Macroeconomics
PHIL 1200 Principles of Reasoning
PHIL 1300 Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 2350 Business Ethics
MGT XXXX (Above 2000)
ATCH 2030 Tax & Governmental Reporting Procedures
ATCH 2330 Accounting Information Systems
ATCH 2410 Auditing Procedures
BMT 1400 Concepts of Marketing
MKT 2020 Marketing Principles
SAM 3020 Consumer Marketing
ATCH 2090 Business Statistics
BMT 2100 Managing Finance in Business
With appropriate advising, students will take a sequence of courses that will enable them to pursue their passion by:
- Meeting OHIO’s general education and associate degree requirements.
- Qualifying them for an immediate career in junior accounting positions or for entry into a Bachelor of Science in Applied Management (BSAM) or Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS).
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES UPON GRADUATION
Graduates have obtained employment with hospitals, school boards, CPA firms, retail stores, and corporations, with duties including payroll, accounts receivable/payable, general ledger bookkeeping, auditing, and tax return preparation.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Technology & Business Development Center 107
Information about the Faculty
Technology & Business Development Center 107
Bennett Hall 259