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Accounting Degree Program


Purpose: The demand for qualified personnel in accounting has significantly increased due to advances in technology and the increased complexity of the business environment. The Associate of Applied Science Degree curriculum in Accounting is designed for persons who seek full-time employment in an accounting field immediately upon completion of the degree. Persons seeking their first employment in an accounting position and those presently in accounting who are seeking to upgrade their skills may benefit from this curriculum. Additionally, most four-year colleges will accept many of the courses for transfer credit.

Occupational Objectives: Accountant, Junior Accountant, Tax Preparer,  Payroll Clerk, Accounting Trainee, Manager of Small Business, Accounting Technician, Internal Auditor, Self-employment

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Accounting program requires high school English, keyboarding, and mathematics proficiency. Deficiencies can be made up for English and mathematics through the College's developmental studies program. Keyboarding deficiencies can be made up by enrolling in AST 117 during the first semester of the Accounting program.

Program Requirements: The first two semesters of the Accounting program are similar to other curricula in business. In the second year, students specialize in Accounting courses. The curriculum will include technical courses in accounting, courses in related areas, general education and electives. Instruction will include both the theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for future success in accounting. Students must consult with their faculty advisor in planning their program and selecting electives and/or substitutes. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college should contact that institution regarding the transfer of courses. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Technology with a major in Accounting.

Course NumberCourse TItleLecture Hours Lab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
ACC 211Principles of Accounting404
ITE 140Spreadsheet Software303
ENG 111**College Composition I303
MTH 154Quantitative Reasoning3 03
SDV 100College Success Skills101
ITE 115Intro to Computer Apps and Concepts303
Second Semester
ACC 212Principles of Accounting II404
ACC 124Payroll Accounting303
ELECTIVE***Social Science Elective303
AST 117Keyboarding for Computer Usage021
ACC 215Computerized Accounting303
Third Semester
ACC 221Intermediate Accounting I303
ACC 261Principles of Federal Taxes I303
BUS 236Communication in Management303
BUS 200Principles of Management OR303
BUS 165Small Business Mgmt.
ACC 231Cost Accounting 303
MKT 170Customer Service202
Fourth Semester
ELECTIVE****Humanities/Fine Arts303
ACC 222Intermediate Accounting II303
ACC 241Auditing I303
ACC 290/299Coordinated Internship In Accounting/Supervised Study in Accounting0101
ACC 275Capstone Seminar in Accounting303
PEDHealth or Physical Education021
FIN 215Financial Management303

Total Minimum Credits for Accounting Major  ... 65

** Students who do not wish to pursue a Baccalaureate degree in Accounting may substitute ENG 101 for ENG 111.
*** Social Science Elective: PSY, PLS, ECO, or SOC
****Humanities/Fine Arts: Students may choose from the following courses: Philosophy, Religion, Music Appreciation, Art Appreciation, and Foreign Languages.

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Degree: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Program Code: 203-01
Program Length: 2 year – 4 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 65
Distance Learning Option Available
Program Degree Completion Plan 

Program Advisor
Margaret Dye
Russell Hall Room 230


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