Associate Degree

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting prepares its graduates for entry-level positions in a variety of business enterprises. The Accounting program is designed to build a solid foundation in accounting principles, theories, and practices. Program objectives focus on the study of financial, managerial, and tax accounting theory and procedures along with developing intellectual, interpersonal, and communication skills. Over the course of study students develop the ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles, make sound and ethical decisions, and use common business and accounting software.

Program Outcomes

  • Prepare financial statements and related schedules in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Apply accounting skills and principles creatively and innovatively in accordance with the standards of professional ethics.
  • Process financial transactions throughout the accounting cycle.
  • Analyze financial and business information to support planning and decision-making.
  • Perform payroll preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks.
  • Perform cost accounting preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks.
  • Perform individual and/or organizational tax accounting preparation, reporting, and analysis tasks.
  • Identify internal controls to reduce risk.

Graduates Have Found Employment As

  • Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Assistant Accounting Manager
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Cost Accountant
  • Plant/Branch Accountant

View the entire course listing.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
101-111 Accounting I 4
804-123 Math with Business Applications 3
801-195 Written Communication 3
102-148 Introduction to Business and Management 3
103-128 Introduction to Microsoft Office Suites 2
Semester 2
101-112 Accounting II 4
101-130 Accounting Information Systems 3
101-135 Payroll Accounting 2
101-136 Computerized Accounting 2
103-107 Intermediate Excel 2
or Oral/Interpersonal Communication
Semester 3
101-113 Corporate Accounting I 4
101-123 Income Tax Accounting 4
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
809-143 Microeconomics 3
Semester 4
Applied Income Tax
or Accounting Internship
101-150 AIPB Certified Bookkeeper Review 3
101-125 Cost Accounting 4
103-126 Introduction to QuickBooks 1
103-178 Advanced Microsoft Excel 2
809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Total Credits60

General Education Courses Within Program

801-195Written Communication3
804-123Math with Business Applications3
or 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication
809-196Introduction to Sociology3
809-198Introduction to Psychology3

Associate Degrees and Technical Diplomas are part of a larger model of BTC’s Career Pathways which link related academic programs in sequence.  Each program within a career pathway offers direct job preparation and a path to the next level of academic programming.  To view the connected program model, visit the Accounting Career Path (PDF).