accounting

Degree Offered - Accounting, AAS

Award

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Length

Four Semester (Two-Year) Program

Purpose

The Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in Accounting is designed primarily for persons who seek full-time employment in the accounting field immediately upon completion of the community college program. Those who are seeking their first employment in an accounting position and those presently in accounting who are seeking a promotion may benefit from this program.

Occupational Objectives

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in Accounting requires English prerequisites as described in the catalog. Additionally, students should have command of the fundamental processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals.

Program Requirements

The first two semesters (first year) of the Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in Accounting are similar to other curricula in business.  In the second year, students will pursue their specialty in accounting. The curriculum will include technical courses in accounting, courses in related areas, general education, and electives. Instruction will include both theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for future success in accounting.

Students are urged to consult with their faculty advisor and a counselor to plan a program and select electives. Courses within this program may be applied to four-year colleges at the discretion of those institutions. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester curriculum listed below, the student will receive the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting.

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college after completing A.A.S. degree requirements should inform their academic advisors at the beginning of studies to determine the appropriate courses to meet transfer requirements.

 

First Semester (Fall)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 124 Payroll Accounting 2
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 4
AST 117 Keyboarding for Computer Usage 1
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
MTH 141 Business Mathematics I 1 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
17

Second Semester (Spring)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 4
ACC 215 Computerized Accounting 3
BUS 226 Computer Business Applications 3
ENG 116 Writing for Business 3
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
16

Third Semester (Fall)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 241 Auditing I 3
ACC 261 Principles of Federal Taxation I 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
_____ _____ Health or Physical Education 1
16

Fourth Semester (Spring)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 222 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 231 Cost Accounting I 3
ACC 297 Cooperative Education ( ACC 290 or ACC 299) 3
ECO 120 Survey of Economics (or ECO 201)1 3
_____ _____ Social Science Elective 2 3
_____ _____ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 2 3
18
Total Minimum Credits  67

Footnotes:

1 Students who plan to transfer must take MTH 163 and ECO 201.

2 Students may choose from college approved Social Science and Humanities/Fine Arts electives.

Notes:

The following courses are offered every other year for evening students:

• ACC 124 (Fall 2016) • ACC 215 (Spring 2018) • ACC 221 (Fall 2016) • ACC 222 (Spring 2018) • ACC 231 (Spring 2017) • ACC 261 (Fall 2016)

The following courses are offered online in alternating years from the night classed:

• ACC 124 (Fall 2017) • ACC 215 (Spring 2017) • ACC 221 (Fall 2016) • ACC 222 (Spring 2017) • ACC 231 (Spring 2018) • ACC 241 (Fall 2017) • ACC 261 (Fall 2015)

The following courses are offered online every semester :

• ACC 211 • ACC 212

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