Accounting Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Program Purpose: The Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the accounting profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention and advancement. Areas covered in this program include maintaining a set of books for business entities, account classifications, subsidiary record accounting, corporate accounting, cost accounting, payroll, computerized accounting, spreadsheet fundamentals, and tax preparation. The program emphasizes a combination of accounting theory and practical application necessary for successful employment using both manual and computerized accounting systems. Program graduates receive an Accounting Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Degree Requirements

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE

Required Minimum: 15 Semester Credit Hours

General Education Core Area I: Language Arts/Communication - 3 Credit Hours

Successful completion of ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric is required

 

Other Area I courses include:

ENGL 1102Literature and Composition

3

SPCH 1101Public Speaking

3

SPAN 1101Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture I

3

SPAN 1102Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture II

3

COMM 1100Human Communication

3

General Education Core Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3 Credit Hours

(Choose One of the Following)

ECON 1101Principles of Economics

3

ECON 2105Macroeconomics

3

ECON 2106Microeconomics

3

HIST 1111World History I

3

HIST 1112World History II

3

HIST 2111U.S. History I

3

HIST 2112U.S. History II

3

POLS 1101American Government

3

PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

SOCI 1101Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI 2600Introduction to Social Problems

3

General Education Core Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics - 3 Credit Hours

(Choose One of the Following)

MATH 1101Mathematical Modeling

3

MATH 1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

3

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

General Education Core Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts - 3 Credit Hours

(Choose One of the Following)

ARTS 1101Art Appreciation

3

ENGL 2110World Literature

3

ENGL 2130American Literature

3

ENGL 2310English Literature from the Beginnings to 1700

3

HUMN 1101Introduction to Humanities

3

MUSC 1101Music Appreciation

3

THEA 1101Theater Appreciation

3

General Education Core Additional Requirements – 3 Credit Hours

To meet the minimum required 15 semester credit hours in General Core courses an additional 3 semester credit hours must be selected from a course in Area I, Area II, Area III, or Area IV. Science courses in BIOL, CHEM, and PHYS may also satisfy this requirement.

Occupational Courses

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

ACCT 1100Financial Accounting I

4

ACCT 1105Financial Accounting II

4

ACCT 1115Computerized Accounting

3

ACCT 1120Spreadsheet Applications

4

ACCT 1125Individual Tax Accounting

3

ACCT 1130Payroll Accounting

3

ACCT 2000Managerial Accounting

3

ACCT 2110Accounting Simulation

3

BUSN 1460Keyboarding and Document Formatting

4

Suggested Guided Electives

Choose 2 Courses (6 Credit Hours)

ACCT 2120Business Tax Accounting

3

ACCT 2145Personal Finance

3

ACCT 2150Principles of Auditing

3

ACCT 2155Principles of Fraud Examination

3

ACCT 2100Accounting Internship I

4

ACCT 2140Legal Environment of Business

3

or

MKTG 1130Business Regulations and Compliance

3

Choose 9 Hours of Free Electives **

** Contact an Accounting Program advisor for course recommendations.

Total Credit Hours: 64