Accounting AAS DegreeAssociate of Applied Science



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First Semester Courses 15 Credits
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting 3
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 1301-or-BMGT 1327 Business Principles-or-Principles of Management 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience 3
Second Semester 6 Credits
HRPO 1311 Human Relations 3
ACNT 1331 Federal Income Tax: Individual 3
Third Semester Courses 9 Credits
ACCT 2301 Priciples of Financial Accounting 3
ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric I 3
ECON 2301 -or- ECON 2302 Macroeconomics -or- Microeconomics 3
Fourth Semester Courses 15 Credits
ACNT 1347 Federal Income Tax for Partnerships and Corporations 3
ACNT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
ACNT 1313 Computerized Accounting Applications 3
ACNT 2303 Intermediate Accounting 3
Elective Department Approved Elective2 3
Fifth Semester Courses 15 Credits
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
Math 1314 College Algebra 3
Elective Department Approved Elective2 3
Elective Creative Arts 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 1392, ACNT 2304, BUSI 1307 OR HRPO 2301
  3. Capstone Course

Credits earned in the Accounting Certificate Level I program may be applied to this degree.


Program Details

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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