Accounting

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

About this program

At Penn College, preparing graduates for the future is the end game. There are no exceptions. That’s why our curriculum considers the career field as it stands today and how it will evolve tomorrow. Coursework lays a solid foundation in business principles and covers how to set up and secure accounting systems, just like you’ll see in the real world. It also explores forensic accounting, information security, and threat assessment.

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You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

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Average Class Size

60+

Student Organizations

Explore Forensic Accounting

Careers

  • Public accounting
  • Tax advice & tax preparation
  • General accounting services
  • Inventory analysts
Courses

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC113)
  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting (ACC123)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111) or
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECO112)
  • Business Computer Applications Using Spreadsheet (MIS211)
  • Intermediate Accounting I (ACC341)
  • Income Taxation for Individuals (ACC332)
  • Business Law I (MGT301)
  • Directed Business Elective (BAE)
  • Computerized Accounting (ACC201)
  • Accounting Information Systems (ACC285)
  • Intermediate Accounting II (ACC346)
  • Payroll, State & Local Taxation (ACC210)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • Science Elective (SCI)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • Information, Technology & Society (CSC124)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Business Mathematics (MTH113)
  • Technical & Professional Communication (ENL201)
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Your Class in 60 Seconds

Income Taxation for Individuals

Pursue an Accounting degree at Penn College and you'll take ACC332 Income Taxation for Individuals. In this class, you'll learn tax prep skills and put them to work helping community members submit tax returns through the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program--a government-sponsored initiative. 

Financial Markets Investment Lab
Facilities

Financial Markets Investment Lab

Study the ins and outs of QuickBooks. Investigate fraud and risk behavior with SAS software, and explore cyber security in our collaborative learning lab.

Student Experience

"I chose to go to Penn College for accounting, because I just loved how it felt. It felt like a family when I got here. Everyone was so helpful."

Brittany Weiskopff

Accounting Student

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Saturday, July 139 AM - 3 PM

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Industry Partners

Work with experts to become an expert

Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.

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Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

Student-Managed Investment Fund

Student-Managed Investment Fund

Using real funds, gain an appreciation of the issues and pressures that come with investing.

Student Organizations at Penn College

Student Organizations at Penn College

Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 60+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.

Penn College News
06.14.2024

Montoursville student wins Dream-Learn-Pitch grand prize

Montoursville Area High School student Mason Morrow won first place – and the grand prize of a $10,000 scholarship to Pennsylvania College of Technology – in the 2023-24 Dream-Learn-Pitch competition. Dream-Learn-Pitch, administered by nonprofit Brighter Financial Futures/Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy, provides high school and middle school students with an opportunity to innovate and gain exposure to the world of entrepreneurship and small business.

Penn College students help 99 taxpayers file 2023 returns
04.26.2024

Penn College students help 99 taxpayers file 2023 returns

Pennsylvania College of Technology students helped 99 local taxpayers file their 2023 income tax returns. Their work resulted in $86,222 in federal income tax refunds for the clients, and state refunds of $4,397.

04.04.2024

Business Club organizes extended networking event

The Penn College Business Club – with support from the Event Management & Coordination class – hosted Coffee & Conversation, an event that joined students, primarily in business and hospitality majors, with 40 employers offering potential summer internships or long-term employment. The affair featured a campus tour, Q&A session, information tables, a mixer and an etiquette dinner.

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Study Abroad

Gain global experience

See the world via Williamsport. Take your education abroad and get hands-on experience learning about your industry on a global scale.

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Internship

Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your know-how in the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand.

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Student Experience

The community as their classroom

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Each year, IRS-certified accounting and business students participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA is a free service designed to offer tax assistance to low income individuals and families, while also giving students a chance to work with the community.

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Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page in our Course Catalog for general requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

Prospective students should be aware that certification/licensure requirements in this profession may vary by state. The Accounting program can prepare students to sit for several certification and/or licensure exams within the state of Pennsylvania (e.g., CPA, CMA, CPB, among others). The program office can help you determine eligibility within the State of Pennsylvania. Although most states have passed “mobility” laws, we have not determined if graduates of our program will be eligible for licensure in other states; therefore, students intending to seek employment in states other than Pennsylvania are also asked to contact the program office so that we can help you determine whether our program meets the requirements of the state where you intend to work.

  • Mr. Jon P Conklin, CPA, President & CEO, Woodlands Bank
  • Mr. William E Ebersole, JD, CPA, CFE, GISF, Security Compliance/Emergency Manager, Disney Cruise Line
  • Mr. Robert L Emert, II, CPA, President/CEO, Emert & Associates, P.C.
  • Mr. Gabe Sinicropi, Jr., Vice President Marketing & Public Relations, Williamsport Crosscutters
  • Mr. Ray Thompson, President, Supply Source Inc.
  • Ms. Dorothy White, Tax Collector, Loyalsock Township Tax Office
  • Career Fair Connections

    Career Fair Connections

    Penn College graduates are in high demand. Employer participation at the Career Fair is proof. Attracting 400+ organizations, this popular event is hosted twice per year and introduces students to all types of businesses from startups to Fortune 500 companies. 

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