Business Administration—Accounting

Two-Year Associate in Specialized Business (ASB) Degree Program
Available in State College and Altoona

Have a “head for numbers?” The South Hills Business Administration—Accounting program is perfect for you! No office or company can thrive without a competent, confident numbers person. In just two years, The BAA program at South Hills will teach you to be that person. As a student in Business Administration—Accounting, you will study cost accounting, financial statement preparation and analysis, and income taxes. Using the latest Accounting technology, South Hills will prepare you to hit the ground running and be a valued part of your employer’s bottom line.

Our BAA graduates find career opportunities including Staff Accountant, Accounting Manager, Bookkeeper, Accounting Clerk, Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Administrative Assistant and Controller.

Successful students in this program should enjoy mathematics and problem solving. Analytical skills are a big plus.

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Complete Course List

Business Administration—Accounting Course List for 2015-16

This program information appears in the 2015-16 school catalog. Click here to download all course descriptions.

CodeCourseCreditsClock Hours
 
FIRST TERM
AC104Accounting 13.560
GE168Applied Algebra360
CP101Introduction to Computing1.530
GE170Business English I2.560
PD102Professional Development124
MG110Introduction to Business 360
TOTAL CREDITS / CLOCK HOURS14.5294
 
SECOND TERM
LE115Business Law236
AC209Accounting II3.560
GE171Business English II360
GE162Business Mathematics360
OS101Keyboarding0.515
MG103Management I360
 Optional Elective(2)(36)
TOTAL CREDITS / CLOCK HOURS15291
 
THIRD TERM
AC300Accounting III3.560
GE245Business English III2.560
AC113Fundamentals of Income Taxes3.560
AC105Payroll Accounting3.560
CP226Microsoft Word360
TOTAL CREDITS / CLOCK HOURS16300
 
FOURTH TERM
AC202Cost/Managerial Accounting360
CD204Job Search Skills124
CP270Microsoft Excel360
GE205Business Economics236
AC211Intermediate Accounting I3.560
MG212Personal Financial Management1.536
GE172Human Relations in the Workplace1.536
TOTAL CREDITS / CLOCK HOURS15.5312
 
FIFTH TERM
AC206Auditing360
GE169Applied Psychology236
AC128Computerized Accounting360
AC301Intermediate Accounting II3.560
CP272Microsoft Access360
CP313Advanced Microsoft Excel1.530
GE250Oral Business Communications124
TOTAL CREDITS / CLOCK HOURS17330
 
SIXTH TERM
AC602Business Administration-Accounting Internship9378
CD307Career Preparation1.521
CD303Certification Preparation for Accounting1.521
TOTAL CREDITS / CLOCK HOURS12420

Careers in Business Administration—Accounting


With two years of hands-on training and strong skillsets, our Business Administration: Accounting graduates are prepared for a variety of career options, including:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Business Manager/Owner
  • Controller
  • Finance Administrator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Staff Accountant

Each student completes a summer-long internship before graduation, providing real world experience. We have placed interns at locations including:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Blackboard (Schoolwires)
  • Center Tax Agency
  • Centre Chemical
  • Fullington Tours
  • Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital
  • Magnun Broadcasting
  • Mt. Nittany Medical Center
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Torron Group

South Hills BAA Graduates are well-trained and in demand for their skillsets and work ethics. Some of the many locations employing our graduates include:

  • Alk Source Materials
  • Centre Tax Agency
  • Continental Real Estate
  • Direct Tech Drilling
  • Harris Township
  • Juniata Valley Bank
  • Maxwell Trucking
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Shaner Hotel Group
  • Smeal College of Business, PSU

Program Advisory Board Members

State College Main Campus
NameTitleCompany
Sue WiltFinance ManagerCPI Locus Microwave, Inc.
Anya VovchenkoFinance AdministratorHarris Township
Jacqueline FugeAssistant Manager of Tax ServicesBorough of State College Tax Office
Jessica CasnerAccounting SpecialistTransducer Works
Natasha GoffAdministrative AssistantGraymont, Inc.
Jodi CrossonAccounting SpecialistThe Family Clothesline
Melissa ElliottPayroll AssociateShaner Group
Altoona Campus
NameTitleCompany
Dan DaintyPricing EngineerNPC, Inc.
Angela WhitstineExecutive DirectorBlair County Tax Collections Bureau
Cindy SollenbergerAccountantAltoona Area School District

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please view the Business Administration—Accounting Disclosures page on our website.