Accounting Option


About the program

Students will learn how to develop and execute business management plans from both the strategic and tactical perspectives to maximize organizational resources. MTC’s business management curriculum places a strong emphasis on developing graduates who are prepared to help organizations be successful in the face of everyday marketplace challenges. The Accounting options prepares students to create, analyze, and verify financial records; maintain systematic records utilizing computerized data management systems.

Program format(s)

This program follows an 8-week course format. This means you will take fewer classes at a time, and earn credits faster as you complete the program. Each semester is divided into two 8-week sessions, with a smaller number of classes taken during each compared to a traditional 16-week semester schedule.

Degree option

Two-year full-time degree schedule; a mixture of management, accounting, core business, computer, and communication courses with an emphasis on management in a variety of organizational settings; the program can be completed on a part-time basis.

Certificate option - Pending Department of Education Approval 

Two-semester full-time schedule; mixture of accounting, business, and computer courses; program can be completed on a part-time basis.

Our instructors will teach you to identify, analyze, and summarize financial data in reports, budgets, and forecasts. You’ll learn about business and commercial law, preparing tax returns, establishing and maintaining internal control systems, and more.

Projections from The U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook is a useful tool for career research on a wide variety of management, marketing, and human resources positions.

The Small Business Administration is an excellent source of information for anyone contemplating going into business.

The Business Management Accounting Option is offered in a variety of traditional days/evenings, blended and online.

Occupational Certification Opportunities

  • American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers: Certified Bookkeeper Designation
  • American Payroll Association: Certified Payroll Professional; Fundamental Payroll Certification
  • National Bookkeepers Association/National Association of Certified Professional Bookkeepers: Accounting Certification; Bookkeeper Certification; REORDER/RENAME Excel Certification; REORDER Payroll Certification; QuickBooks Certification; Tax Certification

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate business career pathways.
  • Use problem-solving methodology to solve customer concerns and business problems.
  • Apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to measure, process, and communicate financial information.
  • Develop a marketing plan incorporating products, promotions, sales ideas, and strategies.
  • Describe legal requirements and ethical considerations pertaining to organizations.
  • Explain economics concepts including demand, supply, competition, resources and making choices with regards to consumer behavior.
  • Apply theory and practical applications to budgeting, break-even analysis, cost analysis, product costing, and profit planning.
  • Apply advanced functions for data analysis and visualization.
  • Apply techniques used to transition from the classroom to the work environment.
  • Demonstrate business practices within the Business Management field.

Career Opportunities

  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Receivable/Payable Clerk
  • Assistant School Treasurer
  • Auditor
  • Bank Management Trainee
  • Billing Specialist
  • Bookkeeper
  • Budget Accountant
  • Collections Worker
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Loan Officer Trainee
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Tax Preparer
  • Office Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Bank Manager

Application Requirements

To apply for the Accounting Program, applicants must:

  • MTC Application for Admission and nonrefundable applicable fee.
  • Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).
  • Demonstrate college-readiness by achieving the required minimum score on a placement test, successfully completing any required college foundation courses, or satisfying other measures including but not limited to high school coursework, previous college coursework, samples of work, etc.