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A.A.S. Accounting

Business Class

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Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and should select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor. The program course requirements are presented in sequence. Part-time students and others who cannot follow this sequence should check course descriptions in the Catalog to determine prerequisites and, in addition, should consult their academic advisor regarding the order in which they take courses.

Associate of Applied

This two-year (60 credit) program designed to provide students with the skills necessary to perform fundamental accounting functions within a business. Students will be prepared for employment in general accounting occupations.

This program can be completed online.

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Required Core - 60 Total Credits

First Year - Fall Semester     (16) Credits
Intro to Computers & Applications  (3)
Intro to Business Writing  (3)
Business Math  (3)
Principles of Financial Accounting  (4)
Electives  (3)
First Year - Spring Semester     (15) Credits
Oral Communications Core Requirement   (3)
MS Office  (3)
Principles of Managerial Accounting  (4)
Payroll Accounting  (3)
Communicating in a Dynamic Workplace  (2)
Second Year - Fall Semester     (15) Credits
Income Tax Fundamentals  (3)
Human Resource Management  (3)
Marketing  (3)
Business Law  (3)
MS Excel  (3)
Second Year - Spring Semester     (14) Credits
Personal Finance  (3)
Foundations of Government & Not for Profit Accounting  (3)
Computerized Accounting  (3)
Business Internship  (3)
Elective  (2)

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the elements of the accounting cycle
  • Prepare and interpret financial statements according to generally accepted accounting principles
  • Demonstrate use of accounting software
  • Compute payrolls and prepare basic payroll tax forms
  • Prepare basic income tax returns
  • Communicate professionally, both orally and in writing