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

65+

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, 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.

  • First Year Experience (FYE101)
  • Exploration Electives (OEE)
  • Fitness & Wellness Elective (FIT)
  • Science Elective (SCI)
  • Open Elective (OEA)

​​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)
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.

Mar 5

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, March 51:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 8

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, March 81:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 9

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, March 91:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 10

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, March 101:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 12

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, March 121:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 15

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, March 151:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 16

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, March 161:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 17

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, March 171:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 18

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, March 181:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 19

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, March 191:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 22

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, March 221:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 23

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, March 231:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 24

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, March 241:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 25

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, March 251:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 26

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, March 261:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 29

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, March 291:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 30

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, March 301:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 31

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, March 311:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 1

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, April 11:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 2

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, April 21:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 5

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, April 51:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 6

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, April 61:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 7

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, April 71:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 8

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, April 81:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 9

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, April 91:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 12

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, April 121:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 13

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, April 131:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 14

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, April 141:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 15

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, April 151:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 16

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, April 161:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 19

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, April 191:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 20

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, April 201:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 21

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, April 211:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 22

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, April 221:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 23

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, April 231:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 26

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Monday, April 261:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 27

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Tuesday, April 271:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 28

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Wednesday, April 281:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 29

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Thursday, April 291:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 30

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Accounting & Business Administration

Friday, April 301:30 PM - 4:30 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

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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

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

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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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)

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.

More Information

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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, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 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