Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Description and Outcomes
The objective of the Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program is to prepare you with knowledge of accounting theories and principles relevant to the application of accounting functions in business. You will have the opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to help you enter the field of accounting and pursue career advancement.
Course content includes the application of accounting principles, payroll processing procedures, financial statement preparation, and tax preparation according to federal and state regulations. Computer software relevant to the accounting field is emphasized throughout the program. The curriculum teaches you to utilize accounting software applications, and analyze, record, and interpret accounting information based upon industry guidelines.
The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program consists of a minimum of 90 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded an associate of applied science degree.
- Regulations: Recognize the impact of state and federal laws and regulations on business.
- Management: Define the various tasks and responsibilities of managers in the organization.
- Control: Recognize basic financial and accounting data that influence business activities.
- Finance: Analyze financial data and demonstrate the ability to make informed financial decisions.
- Accounting Solutions: Identify solutions to various accounting business demands by applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
- Technology: Use technology and software applications appropriate to the business environment.
General Education Literacies and Professional Competencies
In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, general education literacies and professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the general education literacies and professional competencies associated with your academic program in the undergraduate School of General Education section of this Catalog.
|CM107||College Composition I||5|
|CM220||College Composition II||5|
|Mathematics (select one of the following):||5|
|Survey of Mathematics|
|Select one of the following:||5|
|Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions|
|Humanities and Culture|
|The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream|
|People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government|
|The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach|
|Total Core Requirements||20|
|AB140||Introduction to Management||5|
|CS113||Academic Strategies for the Business Professional 1||5|
|or CS121||Pathways to Academic Success|
|IT133||Microsoft Office Applications on Demand||5|
|MM255||Business Math and Statistical Measures||5|
|AB298||Associate's Capstone in Accounting||5|
|Total Major Requirements||60|
|Open Elective Requirements|
|Total Open Elective Requirements||10|
Online students will take the program-specific Academic Strategies course.