Accounting - Associate in Applied Science

Program/CIP Code: ACCT.AAS/52.0305
Credits Required: 61
Division: Math, Science, Business and Technology
This program is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the fields of accounting and business. Many of the courses listed below will transfer to a number of four-year colleges and universities. However, students who plan to transfer for a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, should follow the Associate in Science transfer degree for Business. These students should also contact the Student Advising Center and the four-year college of their choice to obtain a list of course requirements of the transfer institution. Any deviation from the program must be approved by the Dean of Math, Science, Business and Technology.

Requirements for admission to the program:
  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENG 0101 Composition I* 3
ENG 0102 or Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
BUSN 0110 Business Math** 3
Humanities elective 3
ECON 0201 or
PSYC 0101
Principles of Macroeconomics or
Natural & Physical Science Elective 3-5
Total General Education Requirements 21-23
* See course syllabus for prerequisite.
** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Degree Specific Requirements

Business Core Requirements

Course Credit Hours
BUSN 0101 Accounting I 3
BUSN 0204 Business Law I 3
BUSN 0210 Introduction to Business 3
BUSN 0211 Business Communications 3
CIST 0111 Microcomputer Business Software 3
Total Hours for Business Requirements 15
*See course syllabi for program course prerequisites.

Accounting Specialization Requirements

Course Credit Hours
BUSN 0102 Accounting II 3
BUSN 0164 Income Tax Procedures 3
BUSN 0203 Managerial Accounting 3
BUSN 0205 Intermediate Accounting 3
BUSN 0206 Business Law II 3
BUSN 0209 Computerized Accounting 3
CIST 0166 Microcomputer Application I: (Spreadsheets) 3
Electives -Choose one of the following:
BUSN 0105 Personal Finance 3
BUSN 0166
BUSN 0167
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Tax Preparation
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Tax Preparation Internship
BUSN 0286 Principles of Management 3
Total Hours for Accounting Specialization Requirement 24
Total Hours for Accounting Requirements 39
*See course syllabi for program course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total hours to complete degree 61-63

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