Accounting

Accounting

  • Degree Type Degree
  • Program outcomesEnter the workforce
  • Area of StudyBusiness
  • Total Credit Hours62

Have a knack for numbers and a mind for business? Combine your talents and start a career in accounting with our Accounting associate's 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 financial statements as they effect the profitability, liquidity, and solvency of the business organization;
  • Report accounting information relevant for managerial planning and decision making;
  • 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 3
Elective Cultural Awareness and Diversity 3
OFM 101 Business Software Essentials 3
Elective Oral Communication 3
Elective Scientific Reasoning 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 211 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 221 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACC 230 Cost Accounting 3
ACC 241 Tax Accounting 3
ECO 110 Elements of Economics  3
MGT 110 Introduction to Business 3
MGT 114 Strategic Analytics for Leaders 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
ECO 110 Elements of Economics 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
OFM 101 Business Software Essentials 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 116 Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 118 Professional Bookkeeping 3
Elective Oral Communication Elective 3
MGT 110 Introduction to Business 3
Elective Cultural Awareness and Diversity 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 117 Payroll Accounting 3
ACC 221 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACC 241 Tax Accounting 3
Elective Scientific Reasoning 4
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 150 Legal Environment of Business 3
ACC 211 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 230 Cost Accounting 3
Elective Open Elective (except ACC 105) 3
MGT 114 Strategic Analytics for Leaders 3

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
OFM 101 Business Software Essentials 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 118 Professional Bookkeeping 3
Elective Cultural Awareness and Diversity 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 117 Payroll Accounting 3
MGT 110 Introduction to Business 3
Elective Oral Communication Elective 3

Semester 5

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 221 Accounting Information Systems 3
ECO 110 Elements of Economics 3

Semester 6

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 241 Tax Accounting 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility 3

Semester 7

Course ID Title Credits
ACC 150 Legal Environment of Business 3
ACC 211  Intermediate Accounting I 3

Semester 8

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Scientific Reasoning 4
ACC 230 Cost Accounting 3

Semester 9

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Open Elective (except ACC 105) 3
MGT 114 Strategic Analytics for Leaders 3

*See advisor for specific course information/recommendations.


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