Overview

An associate degree in accounting is your gateway to an exciting professional occupation. With an associate degree, you can graduate with career-ready accounting skills, including basic accounting, cost accounting, taxation, computerized accounting, and managerial accounting. Our students have the option of graduating and going directly into the workforce in this high-demand industry or pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

Career Opportunities

Students completing the Accounting degree program will have the skills and knowledge necessary to gain entry into careers such as accounts receivable clerk, accounting assistant, billing clerk, bookkeeper, management trainee, and payroll clerk. In addition to an accounting core, students will develop strong business skills by studying business concepts, management, international business, and business law.

For students interested in continuing with their college education, transfer agreements with four-year institutions may be available. Call or email the department chair for details.

First Year Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
ACCT131LAccounting I303
BUS130LIntroduction to Business303
ENGL100LEnglish Composition404
CIS132LSoftware Applications324
ESNT120LCollege Essentials101
 Mathematics Elective303
 Total17218

First Year
Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
ACCT132LAccounting II303
ENGL124LBusiness Communications303
SOSC231LMicroeconomics   
OR    
SOSC232LMacroeconomics303
 Business Elective303
 Science Elective303
 Liberal Arts Elective303
 Total18018

Second Year
Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
ACCT251LFederal Taxes303
ACCT235LManagerial Accounting303
BUS231LPrinciples of Management303
BUS238LBusiness Law I303
 Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective303
 Total15015

Second Year
Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
ACCT231LCost Accounting303
ACCT273LIntroduction to Computerized Accounting223
CIS235LSpreadsheets223
BUS252LIntroduction to International Business303
 Social Science Elective303
 Total13415
 
Total Credits For First Year: 36
Total Credits for Second Year: 30
Total for A.S. Degree: 66

Program Goals

Students completing the Accounting degree program will have the skills and knowledge necessary to gain entry into careers such as accounts receivable clerk, accounting assistant, billing clerk, bookkeeper, management trainee, and payroll clerk. In addition to an accounting core, students will develop strong business skills by studying business concepts, management, international business, and business law.

For students interested in continuing with their college education, transfer agreements with four-year institutions may be available. Call or email the department chair for details.

Program Outcomes

Students in this program will be expected to:

  • Have a strong command of the English language, including written and oral communications;
  • Demonstrate reading comprehension skills appropriate for a college-level class;
  • Demonstrate arithmetic and computation skills;
  • Have sufficient manual dexterity to produce legible written documents in a timely manner and use a keyboard and calculator;
  • Be comfortable using computers and computer application software;
  • Be able to sit or stand at a desk or workstation and stay on task for extended periods of time.

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