The Accounting Information Systems A.A.S. Degree is an option in Accounting. This degree is designed to combine knowledge in Accounting with more in-depth knowledge of computers and computer applications. Professional employment opportunities require demonstrated computer competence. Also, increased emphasis is being placed on accounting knowledge, even for those employees not part of financial function. In a large segment of business operations, the distinction between the two disciplines has become blurred. Therefore, students will have better job market opportunities if they have a good solid background in computers as well as accounting.
This combined program will enable students to immediately apply what they learn to the workplace. While this is a career program that is focused on developing job skills leading to successful employment, ensuring the transfer of many of our credits to senior institutions is also a priority.
Graduates are able to:
• apply accounting knowledge to make business decisions
• use financial statements to measure the financial performance of a business
• record business transactions resulting in financial statements
• generate financial information for decision making from a computerized accounting system
This degree is offered through the Business and Public Service Department, whose mission is to provide challenging career-oriented undergraduate programs to business and public service students, educating them to the level of competency needed for immediate career path entry into the global market.
1 Students must take Mathematics Placement Test. Consult with Accounting faculty for appropriate placement in BUSI 161 Business Mathematicsor MATH 110 Statistics I. The Statistics I course is recommended for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution.