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Accounting AAS Degree

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The Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to prepare students to fulfill many types of entry-level positions found in the field of accounting. Many students who graduate with this type of degree go on to work for accounting firms, businesses, governmental or not-for-profit organizations. Accounting associates’ responsibilities may involve providing assistance to top level accountants and auditors by performing accounting, administrative and bookkeeping duties. Other functions could include compiling data required for management and governmental reports and processing customer invoices using various accounting software systems. 

The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded for successful completion of 60 credit hours as outlined. Students desiring a less comprehensive program should consider the accounting certificate program. 

The Accounting Certificate program is designed to provide workforce training in a time period shorter than two years. The certificate is awarded for successful completion of 18 credit hours as outlined.

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Stackable Credentials

Credits earned in the Accounting Certificate Level I and Advanced Technical Certificate in Professional Accountancy programs may be applied to this degree.

First Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
BUSI 1301-or-BMGT 1327 Business Principles-or-Principles of Management 3
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
HRPO 1311 Human Relations 3
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
ACNT 1331 Federal Income Tax: Individual 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3
ACNT 1311 Intro to Computerized Accounting 3
ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
ECON 2301-or-ECON 2302 Macroeconomics-or-Microeconomics 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
ACNT 1347 Federal Income Tax for Partnerships and Corporations 3
ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
ACNT 1313 Computerized Accounting Applications 3
Elective Department Approved Elective2 3
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
ACNT 2303 Intermediate Accounting I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
Elective Department Approved Elective2 3
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
Elective Creative Arts/Language, Philosophy, and Culture Elective1 3
ACNT 2331 Internal Control and Auditing3 3
Accounting AAS Degree Program Total 60 Credits


  1. Choose from AAS core
  2. Electives to be selected from ACNT 1329, ACNT 2304, BUSI 1307 OR HRPO 2301
  3. Capstone Course

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Career Options

Median wage: $38,2051

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Accounting Clerk2
  • Bookkeeper2
  • Accounting Assistant2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2016
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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