Accounting

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

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.

Next steps...

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

20

Average Class Size

60+

Student Organizations

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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, and 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, and Society (CSC124)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Business Mathematics (MTH113)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
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

Tour Schedule

Seeing is believing.

Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about. Academic Tours allow you to explore labs and get to the core of your future program. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your academic area of interest, opt for a Self-Scheduled Personal Tour. Comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

Sep 26

Open House

Sunday, September 268:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Oct 8

Open House

Friday, October 88:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Oct 23

Open House

Saturday, October 238:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Nov 6

Open House

Saturday, November 68:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Nov 19

Open House

Friday, November 198:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

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Contact

Admissions Office

If you can't attend any of these dates Contact Admissions at 570.320.2400

Upcoming Events

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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

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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 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.

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Gain global experience
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. David W Dawes, Director of Supply Chain, Lycoming Engines
  • 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.
  • Ms. Yvette M Graver, CPA, Director of Finance, Evangelical Community Hospital
  • Mr. Kevin Kilgus, '88, Controller, CMC Joist & Deck
  • Ms. Lori A Kriner, Accounting Manager, Families United Network, Inc.
  • Ms. Jaime L Kuntz, CPA, Senior Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • Ms. Brenda Nichols, Chief Financial Officer, Larson Design Group, Inc.
  • Ms. Lea Ann S Plessinger, CPA LLC, Managing Member, CPA, LLC, Self Employed
  • Ms. Susan Powell, '85, Accountant
  • Mr. Peter Stockett, CFP, '92, CFP Registered Representative, 18th Street Financial Services, LLP
  • Ms. Andrea Turner, Plant Controller, West Pharmaceutical Services
  • Ms. Dorothy White, Tax Collector, Loyalsock Township Tax Office