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Associate of Applied Business in Accounting Technology


The accounting technology associate degree prepares students for employment in financial institutions, accounting firms, government agencies and in a wide variety of businesses and industries. Students become proficient in computerized accounting and spreadsheet software. The accounting technology program curriculum includes coursework to teach students about auditing, taxation, fraud examination, forensic accounting, finance and cost management.

    Why choose COTC?


    The Associate of Applied Business (AAB) in Accounting Technology at COTC can be completed almost entirely online. Students can still choose to take face-to-face as well as online classes in the accounting technology program. The accounting technology program gives students flexibility to take classes that work with their schedule.

    The accounting technology program has a bookkeeping certificate that can be completed in just one semester. Completion of the bookkeeping certificate can provide students the flexibility and opportunity to quickly seek employment and continue to take classes to pursue the accounting technology associate degree.


    Students who earn an AAB in Accounting Technology can continue on to pursue a bachelor’s degree at nearby colleges and universities.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    How quickly can I complete the accounting technology program?

    Students interested in the accounting technology program can quickly complete a certificate and/or an associate degree.

    There is a bookkeeping certificate students can complete quickly in just one semester in the accounting technology program.

    Students who complete the certificate have earned credits that can be applied towards the accounting technology associate degree. 

    The amount of time it takes a student to complete the accounting technology  associate degree depends upon how many courses are taken per semester. 

    Students who attend full time (and take 3-5 classes on average per semester) will complete quicker than students who attend part time (and take 1-2 classes on average per semester).

    Where can I find a list of classes (plan of study) for the program I want to study?

    The courses students need to take to complete a certificate or degree are listed in a plan of Study. The accounting technology program has two plans of study. 

    What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for college? 

    COTC awards $1 million in scholarships to students each year.

    Every student is encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for grants, scholarships and loans. 

    Students who complete a FAFSA are automatically considered for some scholarships. Other scholarships require an application. 

    Connect with the Office of Student Financial Services at 740.366.9435 or email NWK-studentfinancialservices@mail.cotc.edu.

    How do I get started at COTC?

    Help us learn more about you by visiting our Future Students webpage, then follow the COTC Steps to Enroll to get started.