Accounting

Associate in Science Degree
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02011)

Provides training in accounting theory and practice, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation accounting procedures, cost accounting, income tax procedures, and the application of microcomputers to accounting problems. Prepares students for employment as junior members of the accounting staff of a private business or industrial enterprise, a public accounting firm, or a governmental agency.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Prepare payroll registers financial statements, and other reports which are in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Define, analyze and classify each business transaction within the framework of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, business law, and Taxation methods.
  • Student will represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally and interpret mathematical models such as formulas, tables, and graphs while recording and interpreting the financial data.

Gainful Employment

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Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

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Program Requirements 1
ACCT 12COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING3
ACCT 101PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I4
ACCT 102PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II--- MANAGERIAL4
ACCT 105INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING3
ACCT 109FEDERAL INCOME TAX3
BUS 123INTRODUCTION TO INVESTMENTS3
BUS 140BUSINESS LAW/THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS3
BUS 142BUSINESS ETHICS---CORPORATE AND PERSONAL1
BUS 150PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT3
BUS 211COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY3
or BUS 212 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
Select one of the following:2
WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS I
WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS II
WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS III
WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS IV
CIS 101INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS4
CIS 133ADVANCED MICROCOMPUTER SPREADSHEETS SOFTWARE1
Total Units37
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Some courses within this program may require additional coursework that must be completed prior to enrollment in these courses. Please consult the individual course listings for prerequisites and any other limitations on enrollment.

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.