Accounting

ACCOUNTING

Accounting is more than numbers. It is a diverse and dynamic field vital to business. Accounting is the language of business. The Accounting program develops critical thinking skills and an understanding of the systematic process used to identify record, report and analyze business transactions for use in decision making. Students will be exposed to financial and managerial accounting principles, cost, taxation, computerized accounting and related topics.

Certificates:

Bookkeeper (18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Completion of the Bookkeeper Certificate leads to taking the American Institute of Professional Bookkeeping (AIPB) Certified Bookkeeper exam, employment, and/or completing an associate degree.

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

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Enrolled Agent (18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

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Fundamental Payroll (18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Completion of the Fundamental Payroll Certificate leads to taking the American Payroll Association (APA) Certified Payroll Professional exam, employment, and/or completing an associate degree.

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

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Technical Certificates:

Technical Certificate (31 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

The Technical Certificate in Accounting can be earned on the way to acquiring the Associate of Applied Science degree. Many available jobs require advanced education beyond the high school diploma. Technical Certificate programs provide education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. The program content is designed to develop competency in the comprehension of general and technical skills. Certificate programs require mastery of basic reading, writing, mathematical and quantitative skills.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses.

Degrees:

Associate of Applied Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Accounting will give you the knowledge and skills for career entry or advancement in a current job. Associate of Applied Science degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

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This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses, part-time and part-time with college prep courses.

Associate of Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

The Associate of Science degree prepares you for transfer to a university to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The curriculum offers a strong foundation in fundamental areas such as accounting, economics, and mathematics. The Associate of Science degree in Accounting transfers to several public and colleges and universities in Indiana.

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Transfer Options

To find out information about your transfer options to public and private universities, contact your academic advisor or the Transfer Office at your local Ivy Tech campus. You are also encouraged to contact the university in which you plan to transfer.

This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full time with college prep courses, part-time and part-time with college prep courses.

Online Options:

Associate of Applied Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Accounting will give you the knowledge and skills for career entry or advancement in a current job. Associate of Applied Science degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

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This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses, part-time and part-time with college prep courses.


NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

The Accounting program is offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

Bloomington
Faculty Contact:
Steve Englert, CPA
Accounting
Program Chair
Phone: (812) 330-6108
Fax: (812) 330-6212
senglert@ivytech.edu

Bloomington Region Certificates

Bookkeeper
Fundamental Payroll
Enrolled Agent

Program Brochure
Central Indiana (Indianapolis, Noblesville)
Harry Gray, Chair
(317) 921-4446
hgray@ivytech.edu
Columbus
  • Faculty Contact:
  • Ron Dougherty
  • Dean - School of Business / Department Chair - Business & Accounting
  • Poling Building - Room 203A
  • (812) 374-5151
East Central (Anderson, Marion, Muncie)
Contact

Kevin Veneskey
1-800-589-8324, ext. 1750
kveneskey@ivytech.edu

Kokomo (Kokomo, Logansport)
Contact
Kokomo
Steve Groves, program chair
800-459-0561, ext. 395

Certificates offered by Kokomo region:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Fundamental Payroll
Lafayette  (Lafayette)
This program is also offered via distance education.

Contact
Kelley Butler-Heartfield
Program Chair, Accounting
(765) 269-5700

North Central (Elkhart, South Bend, Warsaw)
For more information contact Rob Hochschild, rhochschild@ivytech.edu or 574-289-7001 ext. 5364.
Northeast (Fort Wayne)
Contact
John Lynch, Program Chair
260-480-4257
jlynch@ivytech.edu
Northwest (East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City, Valparaiso)
Plan of Study

Description:

Accounting is a diverse and dynamic field vital to business; it is the language of business. The Accounting program develops critical thinking skills and an understanding of the systematic process used to identify record, report and analyze business transactions for use in decision making. Managerial accounting principles, computerized accounting systems and related topics are emphasized, as well as, technical skills in financial accounting, cost accounting, and tax preparation.

DEGREES AVAILABLE
Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Applied Science via Ivy Tech Online, Technical Certificate, and short- term Certificate.

Contact Information:

Janet Breen, Regional Department Chair
Valparaiso Campus
Phone: 219-464-8514 ext. 3036
Email: jbreen@ivytech.edu

Richmond (Connersville, Richmond)
Contact:

Karen Tower, MBA
Accounting Program Chair/Assistant Professor
Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374-1298
Phone: 765-966-2656, ext. 1119  Toll Free: 800-659-4562, ext. 1119
Fax: 765-962-8741
Email: ktower@ivytech.edu
www.ivytech.edu/richmond

Southeast (Lawrenceburg, Madison)
School of Business - Accounting Program
MADISON

590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, IN 47250

Rich Geglein
(812) 265-2580 Ext. 4150
(800) 403-2190 Ext. 4150
rgeglein@ivytech.edu

LAWRENCEBURG & BATESVILLE

50 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Matt Probst
(812) 537-4010 Ext. 5231
(800) 715-1058 Ext. 5231
mprobst@ivytech.edu

Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Contacts


Victoria Montgomery

Faculty Support Secretary 
812 246.3301 ext 4143

Justin Suer
Dean of School of Business
812 246.3301, 4709

Jerry Scott
Assistant Professor in Accounting 
812 246.3301, 4710
Southwest (Evansville)
Accounting Program Summary

For more information, please contact Cynthia Greeson, Program Chair, at (812) 429-9830.

Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)

Regional Offerings:

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
  • Associate of Science (AS) Degree
  • Technical Certificate (TC)
  • Certificate (Bookkeeper, Enrolled Agent & Fundamental Payroll)

Contact:

Gary Laycock, Program Chair
812-298-2344
glaycock@ivytech.edu

8000 South Education Drive
Terre Haute, IN  47802

  • AccountTemps
  • Blue and Company
  • Delphi

  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk
  • Junior Accountant
  • Staff Accountant
  • Tax Preparer
  • Enrolled Agent