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The accounting program at Ivy Tech is led by CPAs with nearly 30 years of practical accounting and tax experience.  Students will have the opportunity to gain real-world accounting experience by participating with the VITA office, which is a student-led professional office that e-files federal and state tax returns for taxpayers free of charge.

Students will also be able to get experience using the latest accounting software including QuickBooks and Sage 50, and we have partnerships with CPA firms across the state to give you even more exposure in the real-word.

Our Graduates

Graduates of the Accounting program are currently employed in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, professional tax preparers, and bookkeepers.

Our students can also work in financial accounting and cost accounting in companies like AccountTemps, Blue and Company and Delphi.  Students completing the Associate of Science degree are able to transfer to a four-year institution.

Transfer Partners

Ivy Tech has several transfer partners for the Accounting associate degree, including:

  • Bethel University
  • Indiana University East
  • Northwood University
  • Spalding University
  • Calumet College of Saint Joseph
  • College of Mount St. Joseph
  • Franklin University, Indiana State University
  • Indiana University Kokomo
  • Saint Mary of the Woods College
  • Trine University
  • University of Indianapolis
  • University of Saint Francis
  • Western Governor’s University.

Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.


(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Enrolled Agent
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Fundamental Payroll
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Technical Certificates

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


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

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

Transfer Degrees

Associate of Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Gainful Employment Information

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.

Program Locations

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

The Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, and Office Administration are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide, and was the first accrediting body to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Ivy Tech Community College is also a member of the Region 4 - Great Lakes Council of ACBSP, which includes member schools in the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.

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