Business Administration—Accounting | South Hills School of Business & Technology

Business Administration—Accounting

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

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 BAA student, you will study cost accounting, financial statement preparation & 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

Business Administration–Accounting Course List for 2019-20

This program information appears in the 2019-20 school catalog. Click here for all course descriptions.

TermCourse #Course NameCreditsClock Hours
First TermAC125Accounting I4.560
GE117Applied Algebra4.060
GE183Business English I4.060
MG116Introduction to Business4.560
PD110Professional Development2.024
Second TermAC223Accounting II4.560
GE184Business English II4.060
GE118Business Mathematics4.060
MG117Management I4.060
CP287Microsoft Excel4.560
Third TermAC224Accounting III4.560
GE210Business English III3.560
AC126Fundamentals of Income Tax4.560
CP284Microsoft Word4.560
AC121Payroll Accounting4.560
MG215Personal Financial Management2.536
Fourth TermIT234Advanced Microsoft Excel2.536
GE232Business Economics3.036
LE100Business Law3.036
AC217Cost/Managerial Accounting4.560
AC225Intermediate Accounting I4.560
CD207Job Search Skills2.024
Fifth TermAC214Auditing5.060
AC116Computerized Accounting4.060
AC226Intermediate Accounting II4.560
IT235Microsoft Access3.548
GE213Oral Business Communications2.024
AC227Topics in Accounting2.024
Sixth TermAC222Business Administration-Accounting Internship11.0330
CD107Career Preparation for Business Administration Accounting0.510
CD202Certification Preparation for Accounting2.021
119.0 Credits1,809 Clock Hours

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:

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

South Hills Business Administration—Accounting graduates are well-trained and in demand for their knowledge and work ethics. Some of the many locations employing our graduates include:

Meet the Faculty

Brenna Shutika

Program Coordinator / Instructor
State College Main Campus

Brenna's Biography

Wendy Eismont

State College Main Campus

Wendy's Biography

Matt Pulcinello

Instructor/Program Lead
Altoona Campus

Matt's Biography

Bob Helbig

Adjunct Instructor
Altoona Campus

Bob's Biography

Program Advisory Committees

State College Main Campus
Member NameJob TitleCompany
Linda WelkerManager of Tax ServicesState College Borough Tax Office
Jacqui FugeAssistant Manager of Tax ServicesState College Borough Tax Office
Bobbi Jo Shannon Accounting Manager The Torron Group
Shawnee MatisAccountantMaxwell Trucking and Excavating
Tammy BlakeAccountantNIS Group
Marty McGinleyStaff Accountant Shaner Hotel Group
Michele MillerTax SpecialistKeystone Payroll
Chelsea BoucherAccounting ClerkBellefonte Area School District
Melissa Elliot Accounting ClerkState College Area School District
Anya Vovchenko-SukhorukovFinance AdministratorHarris Township
Sue WiltCPASelf-employed
Josh BrickerStaff Accountant Shaner Hotel Group
Nicole Harris Staff Accountant IIIShaner Hotel Group
Altoona Campus
Member NameJob TitleCompany
Angee RickardFiscal Assistant AccountantRaystown Development Services, Inc. Curtis Health
Dan DaintyState Contract ManagerNPC, Inc.
Angie WhetstineExecutive DirectorBlair County Tax Collection Bureau
Anita FinneganControllerL.S. Fiore
Brock AndersAccountantWard Transport and Logistics Corp.
Faith M. Swanson, PRSBOBusiness ManagerHuntingdon Area School District
Kelli KellerPayroll Accounting AssistantPenn State
Chelsi TedeschiAccountantGuy Landolfi CPA Firm
Carleen ThomasAccountantBlair Candy Company, Inc.
Michael GarmanOwnerGarman's Accounting
Christy MyersFinancial System ManagerSheetz

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