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Business: Accounting

Associate in Applied Science
Business and Professional/Public Service

Why Study Accounting?

The degrees in Accounting are designed for students who plan to prepare for an entry-level position in accounting or for students who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree in accounting or business at a four-year institution.

Occupational Objectives:

The degrees in Accounting provide students with the foundation courses in business and accounting coupled with liberal arts, in preparation for transfer to a four-year degree program in accounting, business administration or for seeking employment in small businesses, large corporations, accounting firms, and all types of business firms. Students who complete this degree program and programs to which they may transfer may pursue careers in a variety of businesses. Additional requirements are necessary for CPA eligibility.

Sample Courses:

  • Principles of Accounting I & II
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Accounting I & II
  • Computer Applications in Accounting
  • Business Law


Degree Sheets Program Guides Academics & Degrees Courses

Program Goals:

  • Encourage active informed citizenship and leadership in students through the mastery of effective written and oral communication skills and thoughtful consideration of ethical issues in today’s business world.
  • Instill an appreciation and awareness of racial, ethnic, and gender issues in today’s society. Provide a rigorous and dynamic interdisciplinary education that will attract, motive and prepare students for the challenges of accounting practices.
  • Enhance the student personal and professional development.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply a comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Use analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills to solve general accounting problems.
  • Understand accounting and business terminology used in business scenarios and be proficient with commonly used office software.
  • Perform accurately and apply fundamental accounting process to properly record and interpret business transactions resulting in the generation of financial statements.