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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, Associate of Applied Science

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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting is a career program that is primarily designed to prepare students to secure entry-level positions directly upon completion. Our graduates are hired as bookkeepers, payroll accountants, accounts receivable specialists and accounts payable specialists.

It is important to note that those students who may wish to pursue a four-year degree in the future and possibly a long-term career in Accounting should consider enrolling in the Business Administration A.S. program versus this career program.  Some students in the A.A.S. Accounting program are enrolled with the intent of obtaining employment after graduating with their associate degree, with plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the future.  While many of the courses in the A.A.S. Accounting degree will transfer to certain four-year institutions, there is the risk that some upper- level accounting courses may have to be repeated.  Students are strongly encouraged to speak to a Faculty Advisor or an Academic Advisor when planning their academic career path.

Through both traditional and creative approaches to teaching, including Service Learning, we cultivate in our students the capacity to learn, willingness to accept constructive criticism, self-discipline, good study and practice habits, communication, self-motivation and esteem, intellectual curiosity, team work ethics, and leadership.

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

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.

Curriculum – A.A.S. Degree

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Total Credits 60

1 Mathematics by official placement. Consult with Accounting faculty for appropriate placement in BUSI 161 Business Mathematics  or MATH 110 Statistics I 

2 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education  list.

3 Students are advised to select from the following on-semester Science courses: BIOL 111 Principles of Biology   , BIOL 120 Human Biology   , BIOL 150 Plants, Humans & the Environment   , CHEM 102 Introduction to Chemistry   , GEOL 157 Introduction to Geology   ,PHYS 112 Concepts of Physics   , or PHYS 130 Astronomy   .  

4 Select two of the following courses: ACCT 250 Advanced Bookkeeping Practice , ACCT 222 Auditing ACCT 226 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) , ACCT 229 Payroll Accounting   or ACCT 290 Accounting Coop Education I  .

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