Overview

Your career potential is excellent as an accounting student. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that jobs for bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks are projected to grow 6 percent through 2028. The skills you acquire will be in demand as the number of organizations increases and financial regulations become stricter. You can find employment in every type and size of business and industry including government, health care, education, not-for-profit, and military organizations. Your work as an entry-level accounting employee will provide much of the information used by these organizations to help them make financial decisions.

The NHTI Accounting program offers an Associate’s Degree, a Basic Certificate and an Advanced Certificate to prepare you for entry-level positions in accounting, business or finance, as well as transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities.

You can take courses during the day, the evening or online, or a combination; whatever suits you best.

The A.S. in Accounting degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The most recent report to ACBSP on student learning and academic achievement in NHTI business programs is available here.

Accounting Degree

FIRST YEAR

Course NumberCourse TitleCLLABCR

Traditional Format

Fall Semester
#ACCT 101CAccounting I303
#BUS 170CPrinciples of Marketing303
 ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
 IST 102CPC Applications303
 MATH 124CCollege Algebra or
 MATH 124XCHigher level math404
 17
Spring Semester
#ACCT 102CAccounting II303
 ENGL xxxCEnglish Elective303
 IST 200CSpreadsheets303
 MATH 125CFinite Mathematics or 
 MATH 251CStatistics404
 XX xxxCLab Science Elective*324
 17

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
#ACCT 205CIntermediate Accounting I404
#ACCT 250CCost Accounting303
#BUS 225CBusiness Law I303
#BUS 270CPrinciples of Management303
 13
Spring Semester
#ACCT 206CIntermediate Accounting II404
#ACCT 230CTaxes404
 ECON 101CMacroeconomics or 
 ECON 102CMicroeconomics303
 XX xxxCHumanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective303
 14
TOTAL CREDITS61

# Indicates major field courses
* BIOL 100C, CHEM 100C, and PHYS 100C do not meet this requirement

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

Course NumberCourse TitleCLLABCR

100% Online Format

Fall Semester
#ACCT 101CAccounting I (first 8 week)303
#ACCT 102CAccounting II (second 8 week)303
 IST 102CPC Applications (first 8 week)303
 IST 200CSpreadsheets (second 8 week)303
 12
Spring Semester
#ACCT 205CIntermediate Accounting I404
 ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
#BUS 270CPrinciples of Management303
 XX xxxCLab Science Elective*324
 15
Summer Semester
#ACCT 230CTaxes404
#ACCT 250CCost Accounting303
 7

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
#ACCT 206CIntermediate Accounting II404
#BUS 225CBusiness Law I303
 ENGL xxxCEnglish Elective303
 MATH 124CCollege Algebra404
 14
Spring Semester
#BUS 170CPrinciples of Marketing303
 ECON 101CMacroeconomics or 
 ECON 102CMicroeconomics303
 MATH 251CStatistics404
 XX xxxCHumanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective303
 13
TOTAL CREDITS61

# Indicates major field courses
* BIOL 100C, CHEM 100C, and PHYS 100C do not meet this requirement

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

Program Mission

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

  • Competitive eligibility for jobs in the accounting field
  • Transfer to Baccalaureate programs
  • Advancement in their current jobs

Program Outcomes

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

Specific Admission Requirements

  1. College preparatory course (or equivalent) in English and/or communications; good verbal abilities and writing skills are major considerations for acceptance into the program.
  2. High school Algebra I with a grade of “C” or higher or MATH 092C with a grade of “C” or higher.

Technical Requirements

Students who enroll in the program should comprehend the English language, both oral and written, and have sufficient manual dexterity to produce legible written documents in a timely manner. They should be able to sit or stand at a desk or workstation and stay on task for extended periods of time. They should be detail-oriented, able to read small print, and perform basic mathematical operations.

 

61 Credits Required

55-60%

of students qualify for financial aid