Accounting

Associate in Science Degree
(63 semester hours minimum)

The accounting degree combines theory and practice and gives the student an opportunity to gain a thorough background in each area. A career in accounting can bring great rewards and solid job opportunities.

In addition to General Education Outcomes, learners who complete the Accounting degree will:

  • Understand accounting system designs, and be able to set up a specific accounting system, including statements of income and retained earnings, balance sheets, and statements of cash flow
  • Understand the basic principles of financial analysis and be able to apply these and other basic mathematical calculations to the business world
  • Demonstrate an understanding of tax law as it applies to the individual and business world
  • Be able to apply computer skills to business
  • Understand the principles of problem solving including creative and critical thinking, and apply these to both business and personal situations so as to be intelligent decision makers, individually and in groups
  • Understand individual business disciplines and their relationship to the world of business
  • Realize the importance of and understand the U.S. economic system
  • Understand the U.S. legal system and those facets of law applicable to the world of business
  • Demonstrate elementary proficiency in a foreign language
  • Appreciate the liberal arts and their relation to the business world

While students entering the program are not required to have successfully completed the Basic Skills Assessment requirement to enroll in Program Core courses without prerequisites, practice has shown that for success students should first complete the BSA courses or be taking them concurrently with Program Core courses. Students are also recommended to have basic keyboarding skills.

For more information contact Program Coordinator Jennifer Oliver.

General Education Core

Dept. & No.

Title of Course

Credits

Communication Skills 6 Credits

ENG*

101

Composition

3

 

 

Communication Elective

3

Humanities 6 Credits

 

 

Humanities Elective1

3

 

 

Foreign Language Elective2

3

Math/Science 6 - 8 Credits

MAT*

137

Intermediate Algebra

 

or

 

or

 

Higher

 

Higher Level Mathematics

3/4

 

 

Science Elective

3/4

Social Sciences 9 Credits

ANT*

105

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

 

or

 

or

 

HSE*

213

Conflict Resolution

 

or

 

or

 

PSY*

111

General Psychology I

 

or

 

or

 

PSY*

112

General Psychology II

 

or

 

or

 

SOC*

101

Principles of Sociology

3

 

 

Economics Elective

3

 

 

History Elective3

3

Program Core

ACC*

113

Principles of Financial Accounting

3

ACC*

117

Principles of Managerial Accounting

3

ACC*

123

Accounting Software Applications4

3

ACC*

241

Federal Taxes I

3

ACC*

271

Intermediate Accounting I

3

ACC*

272

Intermediate Accounting II

 

 

or

 

 

 

Business Directed Elective5

3

BBG*

101

Introduction to Business

 

or

 

or

 

BES*

218

Entrepreneurship

3

BBG*

230

Survey of Business Law

3

BBG*

280

Problem Solving & Decision-Making

3

BBG*

294

Business Internship

3

BFN*

201

Principles of Finance

3

CSA*

135

Spreadsheet Applications4

 

or

 

or

 

BBG*

115

Business Software Applications

3

 

 

Total Program Credits

63-65

1 The humanities elective is to be chosen for all Humanities, excluding writing and communication courses, with a preference for Art courses.

2 The language requirement excludes Sign Language.

3 A survey of History course is recommended.

4 Students without computer experience should take CSA* 105 first.

5 Please see the program coordinator for guidance.