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. 

Program outcomes
  • How to create and evaluate financial statements;
  • Payroll management;
  • The accounting software QuickBooks;
  • To understand and apply federal tax laws and regulations to real-life situations.

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 Curriculum

General Education Requirements
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
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
Elective* Elective 3
Total Program Credits: 61-62

*See advisor for specific course information/recommendations.