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Associate Degree Program

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 Degree
Accounting Diploma
Computerized Accounting Specialist Certificate
Office Accounting Specialist Certificate
Payroll Accounting Specialist Certificate
Tax Preparation Specialist Certificate

Prerequisite Courses
Diploma level proficiency in English, Reading and Math


Length of Program

Degree/Diploma: 5 semesters

63 Semester Hours


Semester Program Begins
Every Semester


Application Process
Applicants to the Accounting Technology Program must meet all Admissions requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee. Apply to Gwinnett Technical College at and 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 Terms


Accounting Technology

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



2017 Median Pay $35,750 - $50,000
Entry level Education Associate's degree, Diploma, Certificate
Number of jobs, 2016 337,720
Job Growth, 2010-2020 14% growth