Accounting Technology

Accounting Technology

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Plan Your Career in Accounting Technology at COTC

Two students workign together in classAccounting technology education provides students with extensive opportunities for employment. Upon completion, graduates receive an Associate of Applied Business (AAB) in Accounting Technology. Graduates are prepared for employment in industry, public accounting firms, small businesses, government agencies and financial institutions.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations from 11 percent from 2014 to 2024. Graduates will find full-time and part-time job opportunities are available. In addition to openings resulting from growth, the need to replace accountants and auditors who retire or transfer to other occupations will produce numerous job openings in this large occupation.

Accounting Technology students become proficient in computerized accounting and spread sheet software. Curriculum provides knowledge in:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Cost Management
  • Finance
  • Governmental Accounting
  • Payroll
  • Taxation
  • Fraud Examination
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting


COTC graduates of Accounting Technology who wish to continue on to a bachelor’s degree will find most of their credits are accepted at several area colleges:

  • Franklin ​University​​
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene
  • Ohio Dominican
  • Devry
  • Otterbein

Bookkeeping Skills Certificate

The certificate curriculum includes seven courses consisting of 16 credit hours, emphasizing computerized data entry and basic accounting skills. All courses in the Bookkeeping Skills certificate are also included in the Accounting Technology plan of study.