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Accounting - Associate in Applied Science

Program Code - CIP Code: ACCT.AAS/52.0305
Credits Required: 61
Academic Division: Math, Science, Business and Technology

This program is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the fields of accounting. Many of the courses listed below will transfer to a number of four-year colleges and universities. However, students who plan to transfer for a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, should follow the Associate in Science transfer degree for Business. These students should also contact the program coordinator and the four-year college of their choice to obtain a list of course requirements of the transfer institution. Any deviation from the program must be approved by the Dean of Math, Science, and Computer Technology.

Requirements for admission to the program:
  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.


College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

General Education

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
BUSN 0110 Business Math** 3
Humanities Elective 3
ECON 0201 OR
PSYC 0101
Principles of Macroeconomics OR
Natural & Physical Science Elective 3-5
Total Hours for General Education Requirements 21
*See course syllabus for prerequisite.
** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution.  Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Accounting Requirements

Course Credit Hours
Business Core Requirement:
BUSN 0101 Accounting I 3
BUSN 0204 Business Law I 3
BUSN 0210 Introduction to Business 3
BUSN 0211 Business Communications 3
CIST 0111 Microcomputer Business Software 3
Total Hours for Business Requirements 15
Accounting Specialization Requirement
BUSN 0102 Accounting II 3
BUSN 0164 Income Tax Procedures 3
BUSN 0203 Managerial Accounting 3
BUSN 0205 Intermediate Accounting 3
BUSN 0206 Business Law II 3
BUSN 0209 Computerized Accounting 3
CIST 0166 Microcomputer Application I: (Spreadsheets) 3
Electives - Choose one of the following:
BUSN 0105
BUSN 0167
BUSN 0286
Personal Finance
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Tax Preparation AND
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Tax Preparation Internship
Principles of Management
Total Hours for Accounting Specialization Requirement 24
*See course syllabi for Accounting course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in Applied Science in Accounting Degree 61
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