Oct 20, 2018  
2017-18 College Catalog 
2017-18 College Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Accounting Technology Information

The Accounting Program, through a fully comprehensive curriculum, offers students a variety of choices through an Associate’s degree and accounting certificates to immediately enter the job market.  Upon completion, students have acquired fundamental accounting skills, including preparation and interpretation of financial statements, budget development, cost analysis, computer applications and tax compliance.  These skills prepare them for employment in a variety of positions including, but not limited to:  bookkeepers, payroll clerks , auditing clerks, accounts receivable / payable clerks, tax preparers, and accountants.

Department of Business Technologies


Toledo-area Campus

Phone Number


Libby King, Chair Heritage Hall 106M (567) 661-2142 elizabeth_king2@owens.edu
Ann D. Theis, Dean Heritage Hall 106Y (567) 661-7280 ann_theis@owens.edu


Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) through February 15, 2022.  For more information concerning accreditation standards contact the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, Kansas, 66213, phone number 913-339-9356, web address  www.acbsp.org.

Student Learning Outcomes

Student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of theory and methods of double-entry accounting system.

  • Communicate accounting and financial information orally, in writing and with computer technologies. 

  • Interpret financial information to make decisions, recognize and resolve problems and inaccuracies.

  • Work collaboratively, ethically and demonstrate professional responsibility.

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of GAAP and IFRS and the difference between the two systems.

Employment Opportunities

Students who graduate with an Associate’s degree in Accounting are highly employable.  The job outlook through 2020 indicates an increase in total employment in Northwest Ohio of 6.9% to 14.2%.  Students can find employment in the following areas:

  • 43-3031  Bookkeeping, Accounting, Auditing Clerks
  • 43-3051  Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
  • 43-3021  Billing and Posting Clerks
  • 43-3011  Bill and Account Collectors
  • 13-2082  Tax Preparers 

This information is available at JobsOhio Network - Northwest Ohio, ohiolmi.com/proj/OhioJobOutlook.htm

Transfer Information

Students who wish to transfer to a four-year program in Accounting should consider the Business Administration Concentration, AS (Owens Code: BUAC) .  The  associate of science degree program provides the basic curriculum needed for the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in business.  This program is transfer-oriented and is ideal for aspiring business students who intend on transferring from Owens Community College to a college or university setting.