Accounting

Campuses

Clarkesville
Blairsville
Currahee

Credentials Offered

Associate Degree
Diploma
Certificate

Program Length

2-5 Semesters

TUITION-FREE ELIGIBLE

This department has programs that are eligible for 100% tuition coverage. 

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Accounting

NGTC’s diploma and degree accounting programs prepare students for success in today’s technology-driven workplace. Experienced instructors teach accounting principles and production of financial records using a variety of methods, including spreadsheets and database management systems.

Students also learn to use leading desktop accounting and professional tax preparation software. Graduates are eligible for a variety of careers including bookkeeper, payroll or accounting clerk, tax preparer, or financial clerk.

Accounting classes are offered both days and evenings and are offered online or broadcast to the other campuses using the virtual classroom option, giving students more flexibility in where they attend class. Instructors will also travel between the campuses to ensure students have access for questions and advisement.

Accounting students, along with students in other related business programs such as Business Technology, Business Management, and Computer Information Systems, may participate in Phi Beta Lambda (PBL). This national organization gives students a chance to contribute to their community as well as to compete with their peers across the state and nation.

Courses in the program include: 

  • Financial Accounting
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Individual Tax Accounting

Credentials You Can Earn

Associates Degree

Students who choose to pursue an Accounting degree will be preparing a strong foundation for jobs such as bookkeeper, or for continuing on in a four-year program with the ultimate goal of sitting for the CPA exam. Graduates of the program receive an Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree.

Diploma

Students who choose the Accounting Diploma will learn skills for jobs such as journal entry, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and other entry level accounting positions. Program graduates receive an Accounting Diploma.

Certificates

NGTC‘s Accounting program offers 2 certificates for those who want to specialize in a particular area or to refresh the skills they may already have:

  • Office Accounting Specialist Certificate
  • Payroll Accounting Specialist Certificate

Career Opportunities

Individuals who graduate from NGTC’s Accounting program can hit the ground running if they choose to become:

Bookkeeper

Payroll Clerk

Accounting Clerk

Tax Preparer

Financial Clerk

Graduates of the Accounting program may work in a variety of fields including:

Tax Accountant Offices

Hospital Administrative Offices

Doctor Offices

Architectural Offices

Additional career options can be researched on the following site(s):

Meet the Faculty

Photo of Dustin Emhart Dustin Emhart Accounting Instructor 706-754-7824

The Accounting AAS degree is perfect for students looking for success in today’s technology-driven workplace.

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