The NHTI Accounting program offers an associate degree, advanced certificate, and basic certificate to prepare students for entry-level positions in accounting and business. All courses in our certificate programs are transferable to an associate degree. We also offer credit transfer options to four-year colleges and universities. Day, evening, and online courses are available.

Curriculum Abbreviations

  • CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
  • LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
  • CR – Number of credit hours for the course

First Year

CourseTitleCLLABCR
Fall Semester
ACCT 101CAccounting I1303
BUS 170CPrinciples of Marketing1303
ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
IST 102CPC Applications303
MATH 124CCollege Algebra or higher-level math404
 17
Spring Semester
ACCT 102CAccounting II1303
ENGL xxxCEnglish elective303
IST 200CSpreadsheets303
MATH 125CFinite Mathematics or 
MATH 251CStatistics404
XX xxxCLab Science elective1324
 17

Second Year

CourseTitleCLLABCR
ACCT 205CIntermediate Accounting I1404
ACCT 250CCost Accounting1303
BUS 225CBusiness Law I1303
BUS 270CPrinciples of Management1303
 13
Spring Semester
ACCT 206CIntermediate Accounting II1404
ACCT 230CTaxes1404
ECON 101CMacroeconomics or 
ECON 102CMicroeconomics303
XX xxxCHumanities/Fine Arts/Language elective303
 14
Total Credits61

1Indicates major field course

Curriculum Abbreviations

  • CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
  • LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
  • CR – Number of credit hours for the course

First Year

CourseTitleCLLABCR
ACCT 101CAccounting I303
ACCT 102CAccounting II303
IST 102CPC Applications303
IST 200CSpreadsheets303
Spring Semester    
BUS 270CPrinciples of Management1303
ACCT205CIntermediate Accounting I1404
ENGL101CEnglish Composition404
XX xxxCLab Science elective2324
Summer Semester  
ACCT 230CTaxes1404
ACCT 250CCost Accounting1303
 34

Second Year

CourseTitleCLLABCR
ACCT 206CIntermediate Accounting II1404
BUS 225CBusiness Law I1303
ENGL xxxCEnglish elective303
MATH 124CCollege Algebra404
 14
Spring Semester
BUS 170CPrinciples of Marketing1303
ECON 101CMacroeconomics or   
ECON 102CMicroeconomics303
MATH 125CFinite Mathematics or 
MATH 251CStatistics404
XX xxxCHumanities/Fine Arts/Language elective303
 13
Total Credits61

1Indicates major field course

It is the mission of the Accounting department to prepare students for:

  • Competitive eligibility for entry-level jobs in the accounting field
  • Transfer to baccalaureate programs
  • Advancement in their current jobs

At the completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in accurately observing and organizing financial data.
  • Demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate the use of accounting principles and procedures as they apply to the recording and
    reporting of financial information.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in valuing, recording, and reporting the business entity’s assets, liabilities,
    and equity.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of financial data in planning, controlling, and evaluating entity
    performance.
  • Appreciate the importance of deadlines to the profession.
  • Understand professional responsibilities in the workplace.
  • Communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Complete tasks in a timely fashion.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic computer applications, including Excel.

Career potential is excellent with an associate degree in accounting, which is a critical component of every type and size of business and industry. Accounting employees provide much of the information used by organizations to make critical financial decisions. Graduating with an A.S. in Accounting will prepare students for jobs in the following professions (not an inclusive list):

  • Accounts payable/receivable clerk
  • Tax preparer
  • Billing/accounting/auditing clerk
  • Bookkeeper

Our accounting associate degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business School and Programs.

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