Majors & Programs

Majors and Programs

At UC Clermont, we offer a wide variety of associate degree programs. Some programs are intended for transition to UC Clifton or to other baccalaureate institutions, while others are career-oriented degrees leading directly to employment after graduation.

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Accounting Option

What is Accounting Option?

Bookkeeping is accounting. So is balancing your checkbook. But accounting is a good deal more than that. Accounting is tracking (accounting for) all of your assets, not just the cash. Accounting tells companies how much they need to charge for their products so they will make a profit. Accounting warns a company that its profits are slipping. Accounting makes sure the right people get billed the correct amount at the proper time and are credited for their payments accurately. Or, more importantly to most of us, accounting makes sure everybody gets paid the correct amount on payday, every payday! Accounting makes sure public records are accurately kept. It helps individuals and companies pay their taxes properly. It shows companies what they are doing with their money so they can find better ways to use it. It also shows investigators that crimes are being committed and by whom.

With the development of computers and software, the ability to collect and manipulate financial data has made accounting easier and more useful than ever.

Accounting technology is the study of basic accounting principles, methods and technologies as they apply to specific, on-the-job, records-keeping practices.

Success Factors

You should have an aptitude for mathematics and be able to analyze, compare and interpret facts and figures quickly. You should be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. You must be good at working with people, as well as with business systems and computers. You must be able to sit for extended periods while reviewing detailed data. High standards of integrity are essential.

Career Possibilities

You can look forward to employment as an accounting paraprofessional. Other opportunities include the following:

  • accounts receivable/payable supervisor
  • payroll supervisor
  • tax preparer
  • bookkeeper
  • assistant accountant

If you wish to become a professional accountant, CPA, auditor or enter a similar career, you should instead pursue pre-business administration and transition to a bachelor’s degree program majoring in accounting.

Minoring in Accounting Option

Minors do not apply to associate degree studies.

If you are enrolled in a career-oriented technical degree program, you will spend most of your classroom time learning specific job-related skills. However, you may pursue accounting as a second major. Expect the acquisition of a second major to prolong your degree completion.

If your major is in a significantly different field of study, you may chose instead to add one of the accounting certificates as part of your associate degree program.

For specific details on accounting as a second major or adding a certificate, please contact Enrollment Services, 513-732-5319.

If you are enrolled in a two-year transitional degree program, you will spend most of your classroom time acquiring the foundational courses for your four-year baccalaureate. Generally you will select your minor when you transfer to your four-year institution. Accounting technology course work does not normally fulfill the requirements of a bachelor’s degree program.

Curriculum Guides

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

The UC Clermont campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

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Special Programs

The Learning Center at UC Clermont provides free tutoring and online resources to help students get ahead and stay ahead in their classes.

Freshman Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

Transferring to UC Requirements

You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Changing Majors within UC Requirements

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, 513-732-5319). You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

International Student Requirements

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513-556-2069) for details, or email with questions. Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513-732-5319) for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

Application Deadlines

UC Clermont College is an open admission campus. Students may begin classes in any semester. Each semester has an application deadline of approximately four weeks before classes begin to allow for timely paperwork and financial aid processing. Students who apply after the deadline will be admitted to the next semester. For specific deadline information, call 513-732-5319 or visit


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Associate of Applied Business Degree in Accounting Option

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years


UC Clermont & UC East

Admission Criteria



Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: 513-732-5319
Enrollment Services