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Louisiana Technical College

Accounting Technology

CIP 520302
Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Technical Diploma (TD),
Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS),
Technical Competency Area (TCA)

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Description | Employment Opportunities | Cost

Mission and Program Description:

This program prepares individuals to provide technical support to professional accountants and other management personnel. It includes instruction in general accounting principles and practices, posting transactions to accounts, record-keeping systems, and accounting software operation.

Length of Program:

AAS = 75 Semester Credit Hours
TD = 60 Semester Credit Hours

Education Requirements:

AAS = High School Diploma or GED
TD = Ability to Benefit

Placement Exam Scores: Spring 2008 Program Placement Score Chart (.pdf)
AAS Program (Fall 07) COMPASS Scores: Read. 85; Math 55; Engl./Writ. 70
ACT Scores: Read. 20; Math 19; Engl. 18

TD Program (Fall 07)

COMPASS Scores: Read 77; Math 41; Engl./Writ. 47
ACT Scores: Read 18; Math 17; English 16

Approximate Total Cost of Books and Supplies:

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Note:  Transferable General Education Courses needed to meet the requirements for the AAS are offered through a collaborative agreement with South Louisiana Community College (SLCC).

The objectives of the Accounting Technology program are to:

  • Equip students with the following technical knowledge and skills that enable employment in the field:
    • A working knowledge of course terminology.
    • Knowledge of the nature and purpose of accounting.
    • The accounting cycle for a corporation, service, retail, and partnership company.
    • Accounting for cash, cash items, payroll procedures, generally accepted accounting principles, inventory, property plant and equipment, write-offs, notes and interest, stocks, bonds, investments, intangible assets.
    • Preparing, analyzing, and interpreting financial statements.
    • Basic and advanced computer skills spreadsheet, database, keyboarding, and word processing applications.
    • Composition and production of mailable, effective business documents and other written communications.
    • Fundamentals of English and basic business mathematical functions.
    • A working knowledge in office procedures and total quality management.
    • Building self-esteem, professional appearance, and resume writing
  • Provide AAS degree seeking students with appropriate General Education knowledge and skills in English, Math, Speech, Psychology,  and Physical Science





An application or re-application fee and a testing fee per component are charged for each Application for Admission submitted.

Tuition is paid by the semester. (SEE - Tuition and Fees) Students are also required to purchase books and supplies separately. Contact your host campus for a complete projected cost of this program.

The college accepts cash, personal and company checks, MasterCard or Visa for all fees. A percentage of tuition and fees are refundable up to the tenth day of instruction. No refund will be made after the tenth day.