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Business Administration – Accounting

Department Information


Trenholm Campus: 
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, Alabama 36108

Phone: 1-866-753-4544
Phone: 334-420-4200

Programs & Training


“Life is like Accounting, Everything must be Balanced.”    -Unknown

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Accounting is the language of business. The American Accounting Association defines accounting as “The process of identifying, measuring, and communicating economic information to permit informed judgments and decisions by the users of the information.” Accounting is a way of assessing the assets, cash flow, liabilities, and more of an entities current and future investors.

Accounting, Bookkeeping, Payroll, Financial and Auditing Clerks held more than 1,760,300 million jobs in 2014 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.

The Accounting Program at Trenholm State Community College 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. The program provides interested individuals with the prerequisites to eventually progress towards obtaining the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential. Our Courses also prepare students for industry certifications like QuickBooks, Payroll and Tax.

The major areas studied in the Accounting Technology Department include but not limited to the following:

  • Business Functions
  • Basic & Advanced Accounting Principles
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting Application on Microcomputer (Computerized Managerial)
  • Payroll Accounting Applications
  • Income Tax Accounting Principles and Procedures
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Computerized Peachtree (Sage) Accounting
  • Governmental & Not-For-Profit Accounting
  • Electronic Calculations

Awards Available

Associates Degree

  • Associate of Applied Science Business Administration Accounting

Short Term Certificate

  • Business Administration Accounting

Sample Degree Path (View PDF Document)

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find tuition rates?

Tuition & Fee Schedule

You can find tuition rates on our Tuition & Fee schedule

Where can I find important dates?

Important Dates

Refer to the College Calendar for all important dates.

Do I have to take the ACCUPLACER?


The answer is yes, unless you qualify for exemption.

What is the salary range?

Salary Range

The median wage and annual earnings of accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, financial and auditing clerks were $17.91 per hour. Salaries ranged from $22,940 to $57,920. Employment opportunities are expected to grow and earnings can range from entry level positions to much higher incomes for certified and experienced individuals.Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2019 Survey

Contact Us

Program Contact

Kenny Ward
Program Coordinator


Michael Tydlaska
Program Coordinator


Trenholm Campus
1225 Air Base Blvd,
Montgomery, AL 36108
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