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The accounting profession is looking for experienced professionals that have a thorough understanding of both accounting principles and fundamental business skills. The Pittsburgh Technical College online accounting program is designed to provide you with this important combination. It is a detailed immersion in accounting and business essentials crafted to prepare you for a successful accounting career. This program is offered completely online so that you may balance work, family and studies and you pursue your career.

Key Benefits

  • You will build valuable skills with real-world simulations and cases in accounting.
  • Your classes will be completely online using PTC online technology.
  • You will learn accounting for both partnership operations and corporations.
  • Courses prepare you with valuable skills in auditing, and payroll accounting.
  • You will also learn key skills in labor relations, and financial management
  • The program has been crafted by business advisory board members to insure that the curriculum is current with industry demand. This accounting program builds on the career- focused approach that PTC is known for.
  • PTC is active in the National Bookkeepers Association-Bookkeeper Education and Certification Program. You may elect to become certified with Certified Public Bookkeeper designations as part of your coursework to build your accountancy resume.
  • You may complete your Bachelor’s Degree in as little as three years.

Key Skills

The PTC accounting program is designed to prepare you with the following skills:    

  • Master a series of cases and simulations with real-world accounting practices.
  • Work in an online team environment to make pertinent strategic decisions which impact the organization’s business strategy.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of accounting methods and current processes.
  • Develop skills in tax accounting and cost accounting for business.
  • Build a solid knowledge of today’s accounting information systems.
  • Evaluate a firm’s external environment to include consumer markets, competition, market segments, positioning, product and branding, services, pricing, promotion, and evaluation.
  • Design and complete a business and marketing plan to present to investors or financial institutions for purposes of investment strategic initiatives.

More information about Accounting below

More information about Accounting below

Courses of Study

This course is designed to provide an introduction to auditing. The objectives include principles and practices used by public accountants and internal auditors in examining financial statements and supporting data. Special emphasis is given to assets and liabilities. This course is a study of techniques available for gathering, summarizing, analyzing and interpreting the data presented in financial statements and procedures used in verifying the fairness of the information. Also emphasizes ethical and legal aspects and considerations.
Cost Accounting
This course examines in depth cost analysis and product costing for both the profit and notfor-profit sectors of the economy. Accounting for labor, materials, and manufacturing overhead emphasizes the use of source documents to analyze and record cost data in both manual and computerized accounting systems. Methods of allocating indirect costs to products are introduced. Budgeting concepts are reviewed with emphasis on capital budget techniques. Reporting for segments and decentralized operations are also covered.
Intermediate Accounting I
This is the first course in the two-course Intermediate Accounting sequence. ACC400 covers the interpretation, use, processing, and presentation of accounting information and the preparation of principal accounting statements. Topics include an overview of the conceptual framework of accounting, valuation, recording, and presentation of the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows. Students are introduced to time value of money concepts, as well as, accounting for cash, receivables, and the first part of inventories.
Intermediate Accounting II
This course is the second of two courses in intermediate accounting. In this course students will learn how to account for the economic resources and liabilities of an enterprise. Topics studied will include, among others, receivables, inventories, operational assets, investments, stockholder equity, accounting for income taxes, statement of cash flow, accounting for pensions and postretirement benefits, current liabilities, bonds, and full disclosure of financial reporting.
Spreadsheet Applications
This course guides students with little spreadsheet experience and enables them to become knowledgeable, confident spreadsheet designers and users. The course utilizes hands-on examples, tutorials, and reinforcement to develop spreadsheet design in a wide variety of disciplines, including marketing, accounting, finance, and operations.
Labor Relations and Employment
This course provides an analysis of the process of labor relations, in which management deals with employees who are represented by a union. The history of major labor unions and primary labor laws and court cases are covered, along with the general structure and operational aspects of today's labor organizations. Union certification, collective bargaining, and dispute resolution are discussed in detail. Students also participate in a mock labor contract negotiation project and analyze sample grievances.
Financial Management
Financial Management will present the necessary tools required to objectively approach and solve financial problems. The course facilitates the student's ability to synthesize and incorporate the presented tools as well as other academic and professional experiences into a standard yet flexible model for solving financial management problems. This course will discuss and teach the tools required to objectively make: capital budgeting, capital structure and working capital decisions. Through case studies, lectures, videos, readings and exams, students learn the basic concepts and how to apply them in financial decision making. As the course progresses, new topics and skills are integrated into a more sophisticated framework of financial understanding.

The Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting can prepare you for careers in:

  • Public Accounting Firms
  • Tax Preparation Companies
  • Banking
  • Telecommunications
  • Small Businesses
  • Financial Services Companies
  • Industry
  • Healthcare

& many others

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