Degree Plans

Accounting, AAS

  • Academic Year: 2023-2024
  • Division / Department: Business Programs / Accounting
  • Degree Code: ACCT.AAS
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This program prepares students for positions in the accounting departments of large and small private businesses and service agencies such as hospitals and federal, state and local governments.

Job range from specific areas such as payroll accounting to handling an entire accounting system.

The emphasis is on concepts, with practical application on the job and an understanding of the business and economic environment.

Graduates are qualified to fill jobs in a variety of interesting and challenging organizations.

Marketable Skills

1. Accounting skills:

Learn to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to transaction analysis, financial statement preparation, and financial statement analysis. 2. Decision making skills:

Learn to apply managerial accounting concepts to making effective business decisions. 3. Payroll skills:

Learn to develop personnel and payroll records that provide the information required under current laws and how to process payroll and tax data and how to prepare reports. 4. Computer skills:

Learn to use word processing, spreadsheet, data analysis, pesentation, and database computer software to conduct business operations.

Learn to use QuickBooks and be prepared for the QuickBooks certification. 5. Communication skills:

Learn the ability to effectively develop, interpret, and express ideas through written, oral, and visual communication approaches. 6. Critical Thinking skills:

Learn to use financial and business information to diagnose, propose, and implement solutions to business problems through research, syntheisi, and application of information. 7. Ethics skills:

Learn ways to evaluate situations and make ethical decisions that are socially responsible.

Semester I

ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3 hours
POFT 1301 Business English OR
ENGL 1301 Composition I
3 hours
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3 hours
BUSI 1307 Personal Finance 3 hours
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3 hours
15 hours

Semester II

BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3 hours
Language, Philosophy, & Culture elective OR
Creative Arts elective
3 hours
ACCT 2301 Principles/Financial Acct 3 hours
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences 3 hours
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 hours
15 hours

Semester III

BMGT 1341 Business Ethics 3 hours
ACNT 1329 Payroll & Business Tax Accounting 3 hours
ITSW 1304 Introduction to Spreadsheets 3 hours
ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 hours
SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication 3 hours
15 hours

Semester IV

ACNT 1313 Computerized Accounting Applications 1
CAPSTONE course which brings together skills and knowledge learned in other classes and applied them in decision-making situations and in completing job task
3 hours
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics 3 hours
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3 hours
ACNT 2388 Internship-Accounting OR
ACNT 1331 Federal Income Tax
3 hours
MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing 3 hours
15 hours
Total hours:60 hours

Creative Arts

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3 hours
ARTS 1303 Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th Century) 3 hours
ARTS 1304 Art History II (14th Century to the Present) 3 hours
DRAM 1310 Theater Appreciation 3 hours
DRAM 2361 History of Theater I 3 hours
DRAM 2362 History of Theater II 3 hours
DRAM 2366 Film Appreciation 3 hours
HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation 3 hours
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation 3 hours
MUSI 1307 Music Literature 3 hours
MUSI 1310 American Music 3 hours

Language, Philosophy, & Culture

ENGL 2321 British Literature 3 hours
ENGL 2322 British Literature I 3 hours
ENGL 2323 British Literature II 3 hours
ENGL 2326 American Literature 3 hours
ENGL 2327 American Literature I 3 hours
ENGL 2328 American Literature II 3 hours
ENGL 2331 World Literature 3 hours
ENGL 2332 World Literature I 3 hours
ENGL 2333 World Literature II 3 hours
ENGL 2341 Forms of Literature 3 hours
FREN 2311 Intermediate French I 3 hours
GERM 2311 Intermediate German I 3 hours
HUMA 1301 Introduction to Humanities I 3 hours
HUMA 1302 Introduction to Humanities II 3 hours
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3 hours
PHIL 1304 Introduction to World Religions 3 hours
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3 hours
SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I 3 hours
SGNL 2301 Intermediate ASL I 3 hours