Accounting
 

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Accountants and bookkeepers are important pillars in almost every organization.  At Hickey College, we are proud to train students to enter this rewarding career.

Our accelerated 8-month diploma and 16-month specialized associate degree programs are both designed so you can learn what is important, finish quickly, and start your career.

Our integrated curriculum quickly focuses on accounting principles, taxes, computerized accounting software, and the bookkeeping skills that employers seek.

We promise that there will be space in classes you need when you need them.  Thus, you can finish on time and start your career.

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HIGHLIGHTS

At Hickey College, our accounting faculty has real-world experience, so they can teach in the classroom what it takes to succeed.

Our class sizes are usually small, making it easier to get to know your teachers and get personal, one-on-one attention.

 

 

With Hickey College's 8-16 month Accounting programs, you can learn about:

  • Recording, reconciling, and analyzing financial transactions
  • Preparing financial reports for managers 
  • Handling receivables, payables, and payroll 
  • Using common accounting software
  • Accounting and preparation for taxes 
 

CAREERS

Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow 14% from 2010 to 2020. Demand for thorough financial documentation is expected to increase in response to recent financial crises and subsequent financial regulations.5

As a Hickey College graduate, our career services department will help you start your career by finding the right job! Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks are employed in many industries, including firms that provide accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services; federal, state, and local governments; and schools.5




 

 

 

Hickey College graduates work in: 

  • Accounting firms
  • Financial services firms 
  • Government offices
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Services companies  
 

CURRICULUM

Hickey College offers an 8-month diploma program for students seeking the core skills that will help them start accounting careers.

The associate degree program includes additional accounting instruction and other courses required for your degree.  It is designed to be completed in 16 consecutive months. In both programs, most classes are specific to preparing you for a successful accounting career. 

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.
 

 

 

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • Accounting Principles I, II, and III
  • Advanced Spreadsheets and Electronic Communications
  • Business Mathematics I and II
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Financial Analysis and Reporting
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II*
  • Cost Accounting*
  • *Degree Program Only

          *Degree Program Only

 

COSTS

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Hickey College, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.

Associate Degree Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
 
Tuition Per Semester* $6,960

   
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017) 
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Reservation Fee $75
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $2,900
  
Residence Fees Per Semester $2,980

*Associate Degree Program is 4 semesters long

 

**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

 

Diploma Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
 
Tuition Per Semester* $6,960
   
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017) 
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Reservation  $75
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)

$2,160

Residence Fees Per Semester

$2,980

*Diploma program is 2 semesters 

 
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date. 

 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at  www.hickeycollege.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.

 

Credit Transfer From Another School

Transcripts of work completed at other accredited colleges may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student’s program. Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Transfer Committee to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at Hickey College. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges provided the grades received for the courses were ”C” or better. 

Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at Hickey College. Because programs at Hickey College are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. 

Credit is not granted for advanced placement or experiential learning. One exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Hickey College may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the college. Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the American Council on Education for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation.

 

Credit Transfer to Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at Hickey College are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Hickey College are not transferable to other institutions. Neither Hickey College nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. 

 A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. Hickey College will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program.