The Accounting Program at Trenholm State provides students with the fundamentals of accounting principles and
procedures. These principles and procedures facilitate careers in public and private accounting, including both
State and Federal government entities. This program also provides interested individuals with the prerequisites to
progress towards obtaining the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential.
The major areas studied in the Accounting Technology Department include the following: business functions,
basic and advanced accounting principles, managerial accounting, advanced accounting application on
microcomputer managerial); payroll accounting applications, income tax accounting principles and procedures,
intermediate accounting, computerized Peachtree accounting, governmental & not-for-profit accounting;
electronic calculations, and more.
Accounting, Bookkeeping, Payroll, and Auditing Clerks held more than 1,799,800 million jobs in 2012 and are
employed in every industry. Trenholm State offers a complete program to prepare students for entry level
positions in the business community as an accounting apprentice, assistant or accountant trainee.
|Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013||Percentile|
|Bill and Account Collectors||$12.85/hr||$19.22/hr|
|Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing||$13.59/hr||$21.49/hr|
|Payroll and Time Keeping Clerks||$15.20/hr||$22.57/hr|
Data Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor