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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.

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Please contact the Accounting Department at your campus for more information.

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 10 Credits
ACNT 1331 Federal Income Tax: Individual 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness 1
ACNT 1311 Intro to Computerized Accounting 3
Third Semester Courses 7 Credits
ACCT 2401 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 13 Credits
ACNT 2402 Principles of Managerial Accounting 4
ACNT 1347 Federal Income Tax for Partnerships and Corporations 3
ECON 2301-or-ECON 2302 Macroeconomics-or-Microeconomics 3
BUSI 2304 Business Writing and Correspondence 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 Humanities 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 2304, 2302;
    BUSI 1307;
    HRPO 2301;
  3. Capstone Course

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Career Options

Median wage: $35,7681

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, 2013
  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 $792 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.