University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Accounting Technology A.A.S.

Lisa Swallow, Director

Almost all organizations need either in-house financial staff or outside bookkeeping/accounting services to aid with financial data compilation and reporting. Bookkeepers and accountants maintain financial records and often participate in strategic planning and other fiscal decisions. Graduates work in small businesses as full charge bookkeepers or large businesses as members of an accounting staff. They are required to communicate extensively with vendors, clients, and employees and are often key players in business projections, cash forecasting, and budgeting. This program provides students the marketable skills for employability in a variety of organizations including service, retail, non-profit, governmental, and accounting firms. Program graduates use technology to gather, compile and analyze data. They communicate budgetary and accounting information to non-financial colleagues and managers. Students considering this program should be analytical, detail-oriented, and enjoy using current technology.

Associate of Applied Science - Accounting Technology


Accounting Technology Required Courses63-64
Total Hours63-64

Degree Specific Credits: 63-64

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Note: See Program Director for scope and sequence advising. Please refer to online schedule for online course availability.

Accounting Technology Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
ACTG 101Accounting Procedures I3
ACTG 102Accounting Procedures II3
ACTG 130Applied Accounting & Decision Making3
ACTG 180Payroll Accounting3
ACTG 202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
ACTG 211Income Tax Fundamentals4
ACTG 215Fundamentals of Government and Nonprofit Accounting3
ACTG 298Internship2
BGEN 105SIntroduction to Business3
BGEN 160SIssues in Sustainability3
BGEN 215Career Readiness3
BGEN 220EBusiness Ethics and Social Responsibility3
BFIN 205SPersonal Finance3
BMGT 235Management3
or BMGT 245 Customer Service Management
COMX 111AIntroduction to Public Speaking3
COMX 250Introduction to Public Relations3
CSCI 172Intro to Computer Modeling3
ITS 279Cloud Systems3
M 105Contemporary Mathematics3-4
or M 115 Probability and Linear Mathematics
WRIT 101College Writing I3
WRIT 121Introduction to Technical Writing3
or ECNS 201S Principles of Microeconomics
Total Hours63-64

Minimum Required Grade: C-