Program Overview

The Accounting diploma program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for a variety of entry-level positions in accounting in today’s technology-driven workplaces.  Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.  Program graduates receive an Accounting diploma.

The program emphasizes a combination of accounting theory and practical application necessary for successful employment using both manual and computerized accounting systems.

Students are accepted into the Accounting diploma program any semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 4 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 42 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Accounting diploma program must be able to work in an office environment, work with numbers, solve problems, work with people, multi-task, display a professional appearance, and work with computers.  They should also have a strong work ethic and be responsible, discreet and trustworthy.

Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • North Campus (Sandersville)
  • South Campus (Dublin)
  • Online (Distance Education)

Salary Potential

$23,000.00 – $27,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees: $5,524.00
Books & Supplies: $2,400.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Accounting Diploma program are prepared for employment as bookkeepers, accounting technicians, data entry clerks, payroll technicians, accounts payable clerks, and accounts receivable clerks. Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test.  In lieu of the placement test, official scores on the COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted.



Course Overview

  • ENGL1010Fundamentals of English I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1012Foundations of Mathematics3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • and one of the following:
  • EMPL1000Interpersonal Relations & Prof Devlpmnt2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • PSYC1010Basic Psychology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ACCT1100Financial Accounting I4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • ACCT1105Financial Accounting II4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • ACCT1115Computerized Accounting3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • ACCT1120Spreadsheet Applications4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • ACCT1125Individual Tax Accounting3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • ACCT1130Payroll Accounting3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • BUSN1440Document Production4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • XXXXXXXXAccounting Elective3 credit hours0 contact hours
  • XXXXXXXXSpecific Occupational-Guided Elective3 credit hours0 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 42