Accounting AAS

The Accounting AAS degree (AAS_ACCS) is offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park. It can also be earned completely online through LSC-Online. For more information, please contact the Accounting Department.

Program Description

The accounting associate of applied science degree is designed to prepare students for occupations in the accounting profession. Job responsibilities depend on the area of specialization: public accounting, managerial accounting, or governmental accounting. Accountants help individuals and businesses manage their money by setting up and maintaining accounting systems, preparing budgets, studying company operations, performing audits, and preparing government forms. They help management plan and control company activities.

Accounting graduates have a wide variety of job opportunities available to them in industry, in governmental agencies, or in the public accounting sector. Beginning accountants usually start as ledger accountants, internal auditors, or as trainees for technical accounting positions.

The associate of applied science degree is awarded for successful completion of 60- 61 credit hours as outlined. Students desiring a less comprehensive program should consider one of the accounting certificate programs also listed below.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ACCT 2401 Principles Of Financial Accounting   4
ACNT 1331 Federal Income Tax: Individual 3
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Sport OR 1
  ANY One Credit Hour Physical Activity Course  
TOTAL Credits for First Semester: 11

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title     Credits
ACCT 2402 Principles Of Managerial Accounting 4
ACNT 1347 Federal Income Tax for Partnerships and Corporations 3
BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

13

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
HRPO 1311 Human Relations OR 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology  

TOTAL Credits for Third Semester:

6

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ACNT 2303 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACNT 2309 Cost Accounting 3
ECON 2301 Macroeconomics OR 3
ECON 2302 Microeconomics  
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
TOTAL Credits for First Semester: 12

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication  
Elective1   Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Elective   Elective Outside Area of Specialization 3-4
Elective2   Department Approved Elective 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

12-13

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ACNT 2304 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACNT3 2331 Internal Control and Auditing 3

TOTAL Credits for Third Semester:

6

 

Total Degree Credits

TOTAL Credits for AAS Degree:

60-61

  1. Choose from AAS core
  2. Electives to be selected from ACNT 1340, 1391, 1393, 2330, 2332, 2333, 2335, 2337, 2380, 2381;
    BMGT 1331;
    BUSI 1301, 1307, 2304;
    HRPO 2301;
    IBUS 1305
    ITSW 1304, 1307.
    Other electives may be chosen with Accounting department approval.
  3. Capstone course
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