• 7457
  • Accounting - Technical Certificate (TC)
Ivy Tech Community College - Columbus
Ivy Tech Community College
4475 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203
https://www.ivytech.edu/
Staff Approved

Description

Accounting Program Standard:A qualified faculty member meets the program standard through one of four routes:1. Possesses an earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in accounting; or2. Possesses an earned related or out-of-field master’s degree, from a regionally accredited institution, with documented 18 post-secondary semester hours or equivalent of courses in accounting beyond the introductory principle(s) level; or3. Possesses an earned related or out-of-field master’s degree, from a regionally accredited institution, with documentation in two or more of the following:? Professional certification (national, regional or state)? Two years of in-field professional employment? Documented evidence of teaching excellence, including date of award? Documentation of research and publication in the field? Documented relevant additional coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree, equivalent to 18 semester hours or equivalent subject matter coursework, CEU’s, vendor, or military; or4. Possesses an earned bachelor’s degree in accounting, from a regionally accredited institution, with documentation in two or more of the following:? Professional certification (national, regional or state)? Two years of in-field professional employment? Documented evidence of teaching excellence, including date of award? Documentation of research and publication in the field? Documented relevant additional coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree, equivalent to 18 semester hours or equivalent subject matter coursework, CEU’s, vendor, or military.5. Possesses and earned Bachelor’s degree in a related business field from a regionallyaccredited institution with an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification.ACCT 090 Course Standard: A qualified faculty member teaching ACCT 090 meets the course standard through one of two routes:1. Meets Accounting program standard, or2. Possesses an earned bachelor’s or higher degree in business, accounting or a business related field.ACCT 101, 102 Course Standard: (Effective February, 2019)A qualified faculty member for ACCT 101 and ACCT 102 meets the course standard through one of two routes:1. Possesses an earned master’s or higher degree in accounting, from a regionally accredited institution; or2. Possesses an earned master’s degree in a related business field from a regionally accredited institution with documented 21 post-secondary semester hours in Accounting

Accounting is the foundation of a successful business. Because of accountants, executives in an organization can make decisions that are smart and can help grow the company even more. Without accounting, businesses would fail. Accounting is more than simply keeping records of cash flows and expenses; it is letting numbers tell the story of how a business operates and moves forward into future success. 

In the Accounting program, students will learn

  • how to prepare essential accounting documents like statements of cash flows and balance sheets
  • the rules for accounting practices to prevent fraud and tax evasion
  • how to use numbers to prevent issues in an organization and inform decision makers to improve their financial situation.

CAREER OPTIONS

With an education in accounting, there are a variety of job opportunities that graduates can pursue. From becoming a bookkeeper to transferring to a four-year college to pursue further education, studying accounting is a great idea for students who want job security and options for their career.

Graduates from the Accounting program go on to have titles like

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Assistant Tax Specialist
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Tax Preparer

The Accounting Technical Certificate (TC) program offers students the opportunity to go from school to work in one year. This program prepares graduates to be ready for a career in accounting by offering a strong foundation of education in accounting. 

The Accounting TC can be achieved in 2 semesters, or about one year.

Graduates must complete a total of 31 credit hours:

  • 7 general education course credits
  • 18 program-specific course credits
  • 6 statewide elective course credits
Yes
52.0302
High School Diploma or Equivalent

None

Ivy Tech does not have a deadline for admission. Our 8-week class sessions start throughout the year—in January, March, June, August, and October—and there is no hard deadline for applying for any of the start dates. It's important, though, to apply early enough that you'll be able to complete all the degree planning, financial aid, and registration activities that need to happen before your first day. We recommend you apply about one month before you intend to start classes. See upcoming start dates >>

https://www.ivytech.edu/tuition-aid/payments/refunds/

Admissions

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  • Day,Evening,Weekend,Online
  • 1 year(s)
  • 31 academic credit hours
  • 100%
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Financial Information

$4,911.52
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$527.00
$50.00
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$50.00
$178.66
5,538.52
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    • $103.00
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    • $100.00
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Financial Aid

Financial Aid:

  • Federal Gift Aid (Pell Grant)
  • Federal Student Loan (Stafford)
  • G. I. Bill
  • Institutional Gift Aid (Grants and Scholarships)
  • Local Gift Aid (Grants and Scholarships)
  • State Financial Aid (Grants and Scholarships)
  • Work Study Programs
  • No
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