Using a hands-on learning approach, the Accounting program at Pine Technical and Community College will provide you with skills and procedures used in analyzing, communicating, measuring, and recording financial information. Various aspects of the accounting profession are covered in the sequence of courses including income taxes, payroll accounting, cost accounting, business law, and business communications.
PTCC’s accounting program offers the certificate and A.A.S. degree, and provides the foundation for a wide variety of professional business opportunities. The program can lead to a highly respected and rewarding career; as students, you will also be prepared for a variety of accounting careers in industry and professional service companies.
Students will also get prepared to take the ACAT test for certification as an Accredited Business Advisor (ABA).
Throughout the program, PTCC works with business and industry leaders to design programs that produce graduates who meet their needs. PTCC provides students not only with communication and teamwork skills, but also valuable computer application skills that today’s employers seek.
Accountants and auditors are expected to experience much faster-than-average employment growth now through 2018; employment is expected to grow by 22 percent through 2018 — much faster than the average for all occupations. During this timeframe, the industry will see a very large number of new jobs arise (about 279,400). An increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws, changing regulations, and increased accountability for protecting an organization’s stakeholders will drive job growth, and accountants and auditors with some level of higher education and/or formal training will have the best prospects.
More employers are demanding a college accounting degree from prospective job candidates to fill staff accounting positions and office accounting roles. Both the certificate and A.A.S. degree from Pine Technical and Community College provide solid bases in accounting as well as computer accounting skills critical to employers.