Business Administration: Accounting

Associate in Applied Science

Program Description:

Kennebec Valley Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Administration with options in Accounting, Marketing/Management and Computer Systems Integration. The KVCC Business Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

The Accounting option’s primary focus is to prepare students as paraprofessionals who have a wide array of skills and knowledge in pursuing a business career. The integration of accounting and tax software provides real world application in the areas of payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, federal taxation, spreadsheets, and databases.

All accounting majors will have the opportunity to take the National ACAT exam for accreditation in accounting through the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation. The capstone review course will prepare students for this exam. Students will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with students from the other business options in a simulated office environment to include the “Virtual Office” and incorporated internship program.

“When I entered KVCC’s Business program, I was not sure what ‘business’ was even about. Now I want to learn even more. The world is complicated and interesting, and business is everywhere. I plan to get my 4-year degree next, and then I will have the knowledge to open my own business with confidence.”
—KVCC Student

The mission of the Business Administration program is to help the student develop marketable business skills while still providing the broader courses necessary to produce an “educated person”. Instead of limiting the education to narrow, technical training, the business faculty will help the students develop tools to use the rest of their lives.

The Business Administration program is made up of three business-related options, as follows: Accounting, Marketing/Management and Computer Systems Integration. Students from all business options will have the opportunity to apply their skills in a theoretical business plan or in a live internship.

More Accounting Option Information:

Educational Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Accounting option, the graduate is expected to:

  1. Be a lifelong learner who stays current in his/her field so as to perform accounting functions according to the Financial Accounting Standards Board and other governing agencies.
  2. Be a conscientious professional who practices within the legal and ethical parameters of accounting.
  3. Be an effective communicator who is able to listen and respond appropriately while respecting the differences within and between groups in the community.
  4. Be a paraprofessional accountant who will have a broad array of skills and knowledge to use effectively in the 21st century.
  5. Achieve the nationally recognized credential of Accredited Business Accountant by passing the ACAT exam.

Student Achievement

Annual Fact Book

2017-2018 Academic Year

Table of Contents

Welcome to KVCC 1

Section 1: General Information 2

Section 2: Profile of Fall 2016 Students 6

Section 3: Trends for Credit Students 14

Section 4: Trends for Concurrently Enrolled Students 30

Section 5: Student Engagement & Satisfaction 33

Section 6: Student Success 41

Section 7: Student Financial Assistance 72

Section 8: KVCC Foundation 79

Section 9: Institutional Financial Data 84

Section 10: Employees 88

Section 11: Workforce Training & Professional Development 91

Section 12: Contribution to the Mid-Maine Region 95

Accreditation 99

Click on the “Institutional Planning & Research” link below to view our 2017-2018 Fact Book:

Criteria for Graduation

Students must complete 63 credits in the Business Administration – Accounting option and achieve a minimum grade of “C” in designated common and program core courses (*). Students must attain a final GPA of 2.0 or higher.


Career Opportunities

Account Clerk                                       Accounts Payable Clerk
Accounts Receivable Clerk                  Credit Manager
Jr. Accountant                                      Payroll Clerk
Tax Preparer


Please contact:
Jim Chapman
(207) 453-5170
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