Accounting - A.A.S.

Associate Dean
Department Chair

Associate in Applied Science Degree, Career Program

The AAS in Accounting program is designed to prepare students for immediate entry level positions in accounting. Graduates have found jobs in recordkeeping. Positions include complete general ledger accounting for a small business as well as working in a section of a large business such as payroll accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable or inventory.

Graduates are able to design and maintain a moderately complex, double-entry set of accounting records; understand the foundations of accounting; apply basic quantitative skills required in entry-level positions; use written and oral communication skills; and understand computer technology and its relationship to accounting.

This program is not intended for transfer. Students looking for the first two years of a four-year degree in accounting should enroll in the Business Administration AS transfer program.

High school or equivalent preparation required: No special requirements.

Course Groupings

Program Requirements
Notes
Credits
English (1010and1020) 15575
6
Mathematics 15576
3
Social Sciences elective - 3cr gen 15466
3
Economics elective - 3cr gen 15578
3
Liberal Arts and Sciences elective - 3cr gen 15579
3
Laboratory Science elective - 3cr gen 15580
3
Microcomputer modules 15582
5
Business Law II - BUSN 1232 15583
3
Management elective 15584
3
Business Communications - BUSN 1030 15585
3
Wellness - 2cr 17797
2
TOTAL HOURS 17798
64

Course Groupings

Sample Sequence*
Notes
Credits
*Sample sequence is intended as a guide for academic planning. It need not be followed exactly or completed in four semesters.
FIRST SEMESTER * 18230
Financial Accounting - 1030 15494
4
English - 1010 15438
3
Mathematics 15496
Take MATH 1215 or higher if planning to transfer to a four-year college.
3
Microcomputer Modules 15497
3
Laboratory Science elective 15498
3
Wellness 15499
(Awareness/Instructional Component)
1
SECOND SEMESTER * 18233
Economics elective 15501
3
English 15502
3
Managerial Accounting - ACCT 1040 15503
4
Fundamental Accounting Procedures - ACCT 1060 15504
2
Microcomputer modules 15505
and two others
2
Wellness 15506
(Activity Component)
0.5
THIRD SEMESTER * 18261
Federal Income Tax or Fund Accounting 15508
3
Intermediate Accounting I - ACCT 2030 15509
4
Social Sciences elective - 3cr gen 15466
3
Business Communications - BUSN 1030 15585
3
Liberal Arts and Sciences elective - 3cr gen 15579
3
Wellness 15513
(Activity Component)
0.5
FOURTH SEMESTER * 18263
Business Law II 15515
Fourth Semester
3
Computerized Accounting 15516
ACCT 2100
3
Cost Accounting 15517
ACCT 2050
4
Program elective 15518
(see program requirements)
3
Management elective 15519
(see program requirements)
3