The Accounting Program at Zane State College

If you crunch the numbers, a career in accounting makes sense. ZSC’s Accounting program will prepare you for a career in public, business, or governmental accounting. It also provides the foundation if you are interested in transferring to a four-year university to complete a bachelor’s degree.

You can also save money by starting at Zane State College before finishing your bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university (many of our graduates do transfer). We have specific articulation agreements with Muskingum University, DeVry University, Ohio Valley University, and Indiana Wesleyan University — so you can complete a bachelor’s degree as fast as possible.

Muskingum University has a pathway from ZSC to their Accounting-Public degree. You can complete all of the required accounting courses and most of the business courses required for the CPA exam, then transfer to the Accounting-Public program at Muskingum and finish up the 150 credit hour requirement. This is a definite cost-saving path to the CPA.

If you are interested in Forensic Accounting, you can also take advantage of a pathway that leads from ZSC to Ohio Valley University.

Or if you want to earn a CPA, you can prepare by taking all of the required accounting and business classes at ZSC. To be eligible, you should have a bachelor’s degree with 150 credit hours or an associate degree with a GMAT score of 600.

You will learn to perform accounting functions, record and verify transactions, prepare payrolls, monitor inventory, prepare financial statements, and analyze financial information. Emphasis is placed on both manual and computer accounting programs with the student learning accounting packages along with word processing and spreadsheet software.

The demand for accounting personnel continues to increase. Graduates are employed as bookkeepers, auditors, tax preparers, compilers of financial information, cost accountants, and financial analysts.

Course Curriculum

Program Highlights

  • Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations (
  • Internship opportunities close to home
  • Transfer options in a variety of accounting concentrations

Degree Details

Major: Accounting
: Associate of Applied Business
Location: On Campus
Duration: 2 Years
Type: Business


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