Accounting - A.S. Degree

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This program is designed primarily for students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree in accounting or finance at a four-year institution. Graduates of this program have also successfully entered the workplace in a variety of entry-level accounting-related positions. The program offers not only an extensive background in accounting but also a strong fundamental knowledge of the major functions of business and industry.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Describe and implement all the steps in the accounting cycle.
  • Construct and interpret basic financial statements (balance sheets, income statements, the statement of cash flow, etc.).
  • Identify and develop effective internal control systems.
  • Identify unethical accounting practices and describe the basic aspects of the Sarbane-Oxley Act as related to ethical accounting practices.
  • Utilize computer spreadsheet programs to record various types of accounting information and perform basic day-to-day accounting operations.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in 2 years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their own plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
COMS110 Computer Concepts & Applications 3
ACCT101 Accounting Principles I – Financial 3
BUSA101 Introduction to Business 3
Total Semester Credits
Spring - First Year
ENGL102 English Composition II 3
MATH108 Statistics 3
ACCT102 Accounting Principles II – Managerial 3
ECON101 Macroeconomics 3
BUSA205 Business Law I 3
Total Semester Credits
Fall - Second Year
LSCI000 Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
MATH900 Math Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
ACCT107 Computerized Accounting** 3
ACCT000 Program Elective* 3
Total Semester Credits
Spring - Second Year
MATH900 Math Gen Ed Requirement* 3
ACCT000 Program Elective* 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
ACCT000 Program Elective 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits

*General Education & Elective courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College Catalog.

**Course only offered in fall

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college-level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.