Accounting and Business Management - Certificate of Achievement

Students with an interest in numbers and an eye for detail should consider this program. Accountants are problem-solvers who use their analytical skills to make their organizations more efficient. Accounting professionals can earn a comfortable living and are always in demand. The Accounting and Business Management Certificate prepares students with coursework covering first-year topics such as College Accounting, Principles of Business and Personal Finance. A co-op education/internship option in the final semester gives students practical work experience. This certificate is designed for students who are already working or who will seek work immediately after graduation. Graduates who wish to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree will have their transcripts evaluated by the new institution; credit will be transferred on a course-by-course basis.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Work with numbers
Work while they take classes
Gain education to supplement their experience
Strengthen their credentials

Program Snapshot

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Average Length: 1.5 Years
Credits: 33*
Average Salary: $36,951*

Possible Careers

Auditing clerk
Accounting technician
Accounts payable clerk
Financial reporting clerk

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Required Courses

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

J.C. Walker
Business, Accounting and Economics Department Chair


Admission to Ozarks Technical Community College is open to all individuals who can benefit from its educational programs. A focus of the college mission is on the academic, career and personal goals of the student. OTC may admit you as a First-Time student just completing their high school, GED or HiSET requirements or as a Transfer student coming from another institution finishing up a certificate or degree. For more information, visit OTC Admissions.

Wondering how you’re going to pay for college? At OTC, we believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to earning a degree. Our staff will work with you to make a financial plan. To browse the resources available to you, see paying for college.