2018-2019 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Feb 26, 2024  
2018-2019 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Technology AAS Program Fact Sheet

What is an Accountant?

The world of accounting provides the opportunity to work with financial information at many different levels. Accountants prepare financial statements, track production costs and profit figures, calculate payroll and taxes, and monitor accounts payable and receivable. Accountants also have the ability to choose the type of industry they work in and the kind of accounting they do.

The associate of applied science degree program prepares students to begin successful careers in the accounting profession. The associate degree program includes accounting and related business courses and college-level general education courses. The program features both manual and computerized accounting systems. Students receive training in preparation for a variety of employment situations.

Degrees and Certificates
  • Accounting Technology, AAS
  • Accounting, Diploma
  • Computerized Accounting Specialist, Certificate
  • Office Accounting Specialist, Certificate
  • Payroll Accounting Specialist, Certificate
  • Tax Preparation Specialist, Certificate
Prerequisite Courses
  1. FYES 1000  
  2. Degree level proficiency required to take degree level General Education courses.
  3. Diploma level proficiency required to take ACCT 1100 . Please refer to course descriptions in the online catalog for specific prerequisites.
Length of Program Degree: 5 semesters
63 Credit hours
Semester Program Begins Spring, summer, or fall semester
Suggested First Classes
Application Process Applicants to the Accounting Technology program must meet all Admission requirements, complete an application and pay the application fee. Individuals apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu, submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required.
Program Deadlines You may enter in the fall, spring, or summer semester.
For more information, contact: Erica Teague-Friend, lead instructor, ETeague-Friend@GwinnettTech.edu, 678.226.6623.
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email BusinessArtDesignTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.

Quick Facts

(This data was compiled from Robert Half & Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Accounting Clerk
2017 Median pay     $35,750 - $50,000
Entry level education     Associate degree, diploma, certificate
Number of jobs, 2016     337,720
Job growth, 2010-2020     14%