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Accounting & Financial Services

Median Pay for Accountants and Auditors
Increase in Accountant and Auditing positions by 2024
Semesters until Graduation

Accounting and Financial Services

Accounting and Financial Services

Key Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

Hocking College’s Accounting and Financial Services program offers a wide variety of training to meet the needs of the accounting field. In this two-year associate degree program, students will learn non-profit accounting, cost accounting, payroll accounting, federal taxation and auditing. Course work in this Acounting Degree program includes training in the use of commercial software packages including Peachtree, MS Office, Drake and QuickBooks software.

Hocking College provides training in all of these essential accounting courses to prepare students for work in this field. Working in accounting and financial services is as important today as it has ever been and this accounting degree program from Hocking College offers the necessary coursework and training to meet those important needs.

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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 transactions in appropriate journals and ledgers, preparation of trial balance and worksheets with adjustments and 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, and 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 common 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 and the preparation of industry specific financial statements.
  • Apply Auditing concepts including internal control, risk, audit trail, sampling, tests of controls and substantive tests, and auditor’s opinions to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of accounting processes.
  • Utilize current accounting software to record, analyze, and report financial data. 


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Hocking College

2017 - 2018 Associate of Applied Business in Accounting and Financial Services

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:

Class Hours: 47.0
Lab Hours: 34.0

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:

Class Hours: 47.0
Lab Hours: 34.0


Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ACC-1101 Financial Accounting I 2.00 2.00 3.00 $99.00
  ACC-1120 Payroll Accounting 2.00 2.00 3.00 $99.00
  ACC-1130 Desktop Machine Operations 2.00 2.00 3.00 $144.00
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  MATH-1103 Applied Mathematics 2.00 2.00 3.00 $182.00
  ENGL-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
    Totals 13.00 8.00 17.00 $654.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ACC-1102 Financial Accounting II 3.00 2.00 4.00 $99.00
  ACC-1105 Computerized Accounting 2.00 2.00 3.00 $144.00
  ACC-1175 Budgeting and Cost Containment 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  *** Arts/Humanities Elective 0.00 0.00 3.00  
    Totals 11.00 4.00 16.00 $323.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ACC-1220 Non-Profit Accounting 2.00 2.00 3.00 $99.00
  ACC-2200 Cost Accounting 3.00 2.00 4.00 $99.00
  ACC-2140 Taxation 3.00 2.00 4.00 $109.00
  ACC-2110 Accounting Simulation 2.00 0.00 2.00 $30.00
  ENGL-2223 Business Writing 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
    Totals 13.00 6.00 16.00 $377.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ACC-2230 Intermediate Accounting 3.00 2.00 4.00 $99.00
  ACC-2250 Auditing (Capstone and SL) 3.00 2.00 4.00 $147.00
  ACC-2210 Cost Accounting Simulation 1.00 2.00 2.00 $109.00
  ACC-2296 Accounting Practicum 1.00 8.00 2.00 $125.00
  *** Social Science/Psychology Elective 0.00 0.00 3.00  
    Totals 8.00 14.00 15.00 $480.00
Class Hours: 13.00
Lab Hours: 8.00
Cost: $654.00

Class Hours: 11.00
Lab Hours: 4.00
Cost: $323.00

Class Hours: 13.00
Lab Hours: 6.00
Cost: $377.00

Class Hours: 8.00
Lab Hours: 14.00
Cost: $480.00

Additional Resources

A Career in Accounting Delivers a Future of Financial Success

Accounting & Financial ServicesThe demand for accountants and auditors has grown faster than average.

U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 Best Jobs Issue ranked accounting as third best career.

The unemployment rate in the accounting field is half the national average and the growth rate is 13%, expected for the next ten years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent report.


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