College of Applied and Technical Studies

Accounting Technology

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Credits earned may apply toward the Bachelor of Science in Technology
*Based on the Tuition Guarantee Program for a full-time student taking 12-18 semester hours, if completing program in 4 semesters.

Accounting Technology Undergraduate Certificate Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Business degree in Accounting Technology provides students with a broad range of practical accounting and communication skills and teamwork experience. These combined skills prepare students for immediate entry into the accounting technology field in numerous environments, including manufacturing, retail, service and governmental organizations.

The degree program articulates with select bachelor’s degrees at Kent State.

Program Structure

  • 63 minimum total credit hours
  • 21 courses

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to analyze and record business transactions, prepare financial statements and complete all other procedural steps in the accounting cycle of a company.
  • Identify different manufacturing costs, record transactions to reflect the cost flow of a manufacturing company, and prepare various management reports.
  • Prepare individual tax returns (manual and electronic).
  • Maintain accounting records of a company utilizing a general ledger software package.

Accounting Technology Undergraduate Certificate Admissions Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

Some programs may require that students meet certain requirements before progressing through the program. For programs with progression requirements, the information is shown on the Coursework tab in the university catalog.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

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Important Dates

Classes Begin
Fall 2023 Semester
Fall Break
Fall Break

Accounting Technology Undergraduate Certificate Courses

Courses for the online AAB in Accounting Technology prepare students to work in the accounting technology field across a range of industries. Topics include financial accounting, managerial accounting, accounting software, tax preparation, cost accounting and general business fundamentals. All students must also take a set of non-major courses in economics, communication, technical writing and math, as well as 9 credit hours of electives selected from the disciplines of accounting technology, business management technology, information technology and office technology.

All undergraduate students must also complete courses that satisfy the Kent State university requirements in order to graduate.

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Accounting Technology Undergraduate Certificate Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost

$325.80 Lower Division Courses

$381.90 Upper Division Courses

$977.40 Lower Division Courses

$1,145.70 Upper Division Courses

$14,300 full-time1

Non-Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost

$335.80 Lower Division Courses

$391.90 Upper Division Courses

$1,007 Lower Division Courses

$1,175.70 Upper Division Courses

$15,000 full-time2

1The flat-rate semester fee of $3,585.10 for LOWER division courses applies to full-time Ohio resident undergraduate students taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester. The approximate tuition for Associate degrees is calculated at 4 semesters using the lower division course flat rate.

2The flat-rate semester fee of $3,585.10 for LOWER division courses applies to full-time non-Ohio resident undergraduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour of actual credit hours taken (between 12-18 semester credits or $120-$180). The approximate tuition for Associate degrees is calculated at 4 semesters using the lower division course flat rate and $150 surcharge.

For part-time semesters: The $325.80 per-credit-hour tuition rate for LOWER division courses and $381.90 for UPPER division courses applies to part-time Ohio resident undergraduate students, PLUS a $10 per-credit-hour surcharge for non-Ohio resident undergraduate students, taking fewer than 12 credit hours per semester.

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

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