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Accounting: Associate in Applied Science Degree Program

The Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the “language of business,” accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.

In addition to course work in accounting principles, theories, and practice, students will study business law, finance, management, and economics. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies. With work experience and additional education, an individual may advance in the accounting profession.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Learning Center Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry. 

Click here to review our Developmental Course list.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 66-69

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Principles of Financial Accounting

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Introduction to Business

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Introduction to Computers

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Either

Quantitative Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00

or

Statistical Methods I

Credit Hours: 

4.00

Spring Semester

Principles of Financial Accounting II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Payroll Accounting

Credit Hours: 

2.00

Either

REAL Small Business

Credit Hours: 

4.00

or

Major Course Elective

Either

Survey of Economics

Credit Hours: 

3.00

or

Principles of Microeconomics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Summer Term

Spreadsheet

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Fall Semester

Principles of Managerial Accounting

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Individual Income Taxes

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Intermediate Accounting I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Business Law I

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Pick one Major Course Elective from the list below.

Spring Semester

Acct Software Applications

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Acct Software Applications

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Practices in Accounting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Business Finance

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Associate in Applied Science Social/Behavioral Science Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following:

Principles of Banking

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Business Law II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Principles of Management

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Human Resource Management

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Business Statistics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Business Ethics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Database Concepts

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Principles of Marketing

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Word Processing

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Broker Prelicensing

Credit Hours: 

5.00