Associate of Applied Science 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.

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • 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
Mathematical Reasoning
or Intermediate Algebra with Applications
801-136 English Composition 1 3
102-148 Introduction to Business and Management 3
103-138 Word Documents 2
103-126 Introduction to QuickBooks 1
Semester 2
101-112 Accounting II 4
101-130 Accounting Information Systems 3
101-135 Payroll Accounting 2
103-107 Intermediate Excel 2
801-198 Speech 3
Semester 3
101-113 Corporate Accounting 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
101-125 Cost Accounting 4
102-130 Business Finance and Budget Management 3
101-136 Computerized Accounting 2
101-141 Personal Finance 3
103-178 Advanced Microsoft Excel 2
 Total Credits60-61

General Education Courses Within Program

801-136English Composition 13
804-134Mathematical Reasoning3-4
or 804-118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications
809-198Introduction to Psychology3