Have a knack for numbers and a mind for business? Combine your talents and start a career in accounting with our Accounting Associate degree program.

Our 61- to 62-credit-hour program also teaches you critical thinking and problem-solving skills, traits valued in the business and financial worlds. Additionally, it gives you the practical knowledge needed to work as a bookkeeper. After successfully completing the program, you will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in accounting. You also will be prepared to pass national certification exams to gain additional credentials that certify proficiency in payroll, bookkeeping, and QuickBooks skills and knowledge.

Program outcomes
  • Create financial statements, performing each step in double entry accounting cycle in both a manual and computerized environment utilizing QuickBooks;
  • Prepare all calculations, entries and reports for a complete payroll cycle;
  • Evaluate finacial statements as they effect the profitability, liquidity, and solvency of the business organization;
  • Report accounting information relevant for managerial planning and decision making in both a manual and computerized environment utilizing QuickBooks.
  • Apply the laws, regulations, and accounting practices pertaining to individual federal taxes.

Program Curriculum

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General Education Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
ENG 117 or ENG 102 Writing for Business or English Composition II 3
CIS 110 Computer Information Systems for Management 3
Elective Oral Communication Elective 3
Elective Scientific Reasoning Elective 3 - 4

Major Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 110 Business Mathematics 3
ACC 115 Financial Accounting 4
ACC 116 Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 117 Payroll Accounting 3
ACC 118 Professional Bookkeeping 3
ACC 150 Legal Environment of Business 3
ACC 221 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACC 241 Tax Accounting 3
ACC Elective ACC 211, ACC 230, ACC 242 or ACC 251 3
CIS 215 Decision-Making Using Spreadsheets 3
ECO 110 or ECO 121 Elements of Economics or Macroeconomics 3
Elective ACC, ECO, MGT, MKT, OFM or ETP (except ETP 112) 3
MGT 111 Principles of Management 3

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
Elective* Elective 3
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Full-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 110 Business Mathematics 3
ACC 115 Financial Accounting 4
MGT 111 Principles of Management 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Elective Open Elective 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 116 Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 150 The Legal Environment of Business 3
ECO 110 or ECO 121 Elements of Economics or Macroeconomics 3
CIS 110 Computer Information Systems for Management 3
ENG 117 or ENG 102 Writing for Business and Industry or English Composition II 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 117 Payroll Accounting 3
ACC 118 Professional Bookkeeping 3
ACC 241 Tax Accounting 3
CIS 215 Decision-Making Using Spreadsheets 3
Elective Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 221 Accounting Information Systems 3
Elective ACC 211, ACC 230, or ACC 242 3
Elective ACC, ECO, MGT, MKT, OFM, or ETP (except ACC 105 Entrepreneurial Accounting) 3
Elective Any Oral Communication Elective 3
Elective Any Scientific Reasoning Elective 3-4

Part-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 110 Business Mathematics 3
ACC 115 Financial Accounting 4

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 116 Managerial Accounting 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
CIS 110 Computer Information Systems for Management 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 117 or ENG 102 Writing for Business and Industry or English Composition II 3
Elective Open Elective 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 117 Payroll Accounting 3
CIS 215 Decision Making Using Spreadsheets 3

Semester 5

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 118 Professional Bookkeeping 3
MGT 111 Principles of Management 3

Semester 6

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Any Scientific Reasoning Elective 3-4
ACC 150 The Legal Environment of Business 3

Semester 7

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 221 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACC 241 Tax Accounting 3
ECO 110 or ECO 121 Elements of Economics or Macroeconomics 3

Semester 8

Course ID Title Credits
Elective ACC 211, ACC 230, or ACC 242 3
Elective ACC, ECO, MGT, MKT, OFM, or ETP (except ACC 105) 3

Semester 9

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Any Oral Communication Elective 3
Elective Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3

*See advisor for specific course information/recommendations.