Accounting Associate

About this Major

As the number of organizations increases and financial regulations remain a focus, the demand for accounting services positions will increase, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Providing useful, accurate financial information is paramount to any company's success.

In the Accounting Associate major, students gain advanced knowledge of accounting practices and administrative duties. They gain experience on how to effectively communicate and manage financial matters in a way that can both keep a company on the right track and illuminate possible next steps in its growth.

Completion of this major qualifies a student to gain certification in a number of accounting services, including accounts payable and receivable, bookkeeping and payroll accounting.

Online classes are available for this major.


  • Microsoft Office Specialist: MS Excel, MS Word
  • ODCTE Accounts Payable
  • ODCTE Accounts Receivable
  • ODCTE Full Charge Bookkeeper
  • ODCTE Payroll Accounting Clerk

*One certification paid by Francis Tuttle. Additional, optional certifications are available at student expense.

At A Glance

Open To

Adult students



Total Hours Required



  • Full-time: 10 months of instruction
  • Part-time: 20 months of instruction
  • Online: 18 months of instruction


Daytime classes, two sessions: Monday — Friday

  • 7:55 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.
  • Part-time students enroll in either AM or PM session. Full-time students enroll in both sessions.


  • Fundamentals of Technology 120 hours
  • Accounting I 120 hours
  • Fundamentals of Administrative Technologies I 120 hours
  • Computerized Accounting 120 hours
  • Payroll Accounting 120 hours
  • Administrative Technologies II 120 hours
  • Accounting II 120 hours
  • Math of Finance 120 hours

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$16 - $20

per hour

Pass Rate


Pass Rate

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Certified public accountants' offices, financial services companies, government agencies, oil companies, corporations, small businesses

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