Business Administration Accounting Degree | South Hills School

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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BAA Program, Student, & Alumni News

South Hills Kicks Off “Taste of Success” Speaker Series

South Hills Kicks Off “Taste of Success” Speaker Series

South Hills School of Business & Technology's Career Services Team hosted alumni guest speaker, Shawnee Matis, as part of the “Taste of Success” Speaker Series. The series provides current students with opportunities to learn from local employers who provide valuable career information, tips, and pointers to help the students start thinking about what comes after graduation.
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South Hills Students Place At PBL National Leadership Conference

South Hills Students Place At PBL National Leadership Conference

Members of South Hills School of Business & Technology’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Club are celebrating after successful performances at the 2019 PBL National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Three students placed in the competitions and brought home awards.
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South Hills School Of Business & Technology Holds Spring Commencement Ceremony

South Hills School Of Business & Technology Holds Spring Commencement Ceremony

South Hills School of Business & Technology held its 49th annual commencement ceremony for the graduating class of June 2019 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center on Thursday, June 20, 2019.
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South Hills Students Visit Metzler Forest Products

South Hills Students Visit Metzler Forest Products

As they prepare to embark on the 12-week internships required before graduation, South Hills School of Business & Technology's Business Administration–Accounting students got an inside look at a local business's accounting and finance department's operations.
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South Hills Utilizes Local Experts to Prepare Students for the Workplace

South Hills Utilizes Local Experts to Prepare Students for the Workplace

To keep the curriculums for its 11 specialized associate degree programs current and relevant to the community's workforce needs, South Hills School of Business & Technology relies on input from Program Advisory Committees that are comprised of local employers, internship site supervisors, and South Hills alumni.
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South Hills Graduates 61 Students for Spring 2017

South Hills Graduates 61 Students for Spring 2017

Sixty-one students from the State College and Altoona campuses of South Hills School of Business & Technology completed their studies and became graduates on June 19, 2017.
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Bright Outlook Occupation: Accountant

Bright Outlook Occupation: Accountant

The field of accounting is very broad and can range from assisting others with personal finances to overseeing the fiscal operations of large corporations. There are many specialty areas available within the field of accounting such as grant management, fraud/forensic accounting, or Income Tax Planning and Preparation.
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Entrepreneur Club Hosts Video Game Tournament Fundraiser For South Hills Alumnus

Entrepreneur Club Hosts Video Game Tournament Fundraiser For South Hills Alumnus

This year's annual Video Game Tournament fundraiser benefited 2008 South Hills alumnus Mike Keller, who recently underwent a double-lung transplant.
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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
OS103Keyboarding1.020
PD110Professional Development2.024
Totals:20.0284
Second TermAC223Accounting II4.560
GE184Business English II4.060
GE118Business Mathematics4.060
MG117Management I4.060
CP287Microsoft Excel4.560
Totals:21.0300
Third TermAC224Accounting III4.560
GE210Business English III3.560
AC126Fundamentals of Income Tax4.560
CP284Microsoft Word4.560
AC121Payroll Accounting4.560
MG215Personal Financial Management2.536
Totals:24336
Fourth TermIT234Advanced Microsoft Excel2.536
GE232Business Economics3.036
LE100Business Law3.036
AC217Cost/Managerial Accounting4.560
AC225Intermediate Accounting I4.560
CD207Job Search Skills2.024
Totals:19.5252
Fifth TermAC214Auditing5.060
AC116Computerized Accounting4.060
AC226Intermediate Accounting II4.560
IT235Microsoft Access3.548
GE213Oral Business Communications2.024
AC227Topics in Accounting2.024
Totals:21.0276
Sixth TermAC222Business Administration-Accounting Internship11.0330
CD107Career Preparation for Business Administration Accounting0.510
CD202Certification Preparation for Accounting2.021
Totals:13.5361
BAA PROGRAM TOTAL CREDITSBAA PROGRAM TOTAL HOURS
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

Instructor
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
Dan Dainty State Contract Manager NPC, Inc
Amanda Boring Administrative Assistant East Hills Engineering
Larry Sprankle General Manager Shoe Fly
Kelli Keller Payroll Office Penn State University
Brock Anders Junior Accountant Ward Transport and Logistics Corp.
Angela Whetstine Executive Director Blair County Tax Collection Bureau
Chelsi Tedeschi   Sheetz

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