The associate degree program in Accounting concentrates on providing a foundation in preparation for paraprofessional accounting careers and future advancement into supervisory positions. The program addresses the fundamentals of accounting education: namely, sound technical competence, verbal and written communication skills, and decision-making abilities. Current technology has been integrated to provide students with both the theory and practical skills necessary to meet the demands of today's business environment. Check with the counseling department for 2 + 2 transfer opportunities, university partner programs and continuing education hours for the certified professional.

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Related Training and Credentials

Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED not required, but highly recommended.
  • ENG-0995 Applied College Literacies or appropriate score on English Placement Test. 
  • MATH-0955 Beginning Algebra or appropriate score on Math Placement Test.

Other Information

  • Non-degree students may enroll for individual courses, providing they meet the course-specific prerequisites.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Communicate financial and related information, both verbally and in writing, relative to their skill level with internal and external constituents, both inside and outside the field.
  2. Work collaboratively, professionally, ethically, and with fiduciary responsibility to pursue the corporate objectives in a manner that is within the appropriate professional code of conduct.
  3. Accurately record and apply fundamental accounting processes to properly record routine and nonroutine business transactions culminating with a complete set of financial statements.
  4. Utilize office suite products, including spreadsheets, database, word processing, presentation, and enterprise-wide technology along with proprietary accounting software to record daily accounting tasks, analyze business results, forecast future activity levels and provide proforma projections of financial results and financial position.
  5. Recognize when inaccuracies or other issues arise, including weaknesses in internal controls and ethical lapses that impact presentation of business results and operating activities, research alternatives, and proactively suggest solutions.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ACCT-1041 Individual Taxation 4
ACCT-1311 Financial Accounting 3
BADM-1020 Introduction to Business 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
Select one of the following: 3
Computer Applications  
Honors Computer Applications  
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ACCT-1341 Managerial Accounting 3
ACCT-1520 QuickBooks Immersion 2
MATH-1240 Contemporary Mathematics 1 3
PHIL-1020 Introduction to Logic 3
Select one of the following: 3
Business Communications  
Honors Business Communications  
 Credit Hours14
Third Semester
BADM-2151 Business Law 3
ECON-2000 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II  
Honors College Composition II  
Select one of the following: 1-4
Accounting Elective 2
Finance Elective
 Credit Hours13-16
Fourth Semester
ACCT-2310 Intermediate Accounting I 4
ACCT-2xxxAccounting 2000 level Elective 4
ACCT-2XXXAccounting 2000 Level Elective 4
ECON-2010 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
FIN-2100 Financial Management 3
 Credit Hours18
 Total Credit Hours61-64


Recommended Electives

Select from the following courses to fulfill the elective requirement. Please check with counseling for transferability.

ACCT-1551Excel for Accountants2
ACCT-2041Business Taxation4
ACCT-2050Volunteer Income Tax Assistance2
ACCT-2320Intermediate Accounting II4
ACCT-2340Cost Accounting4
ACCT-2500Governmental/Non-Profit Accounting4
ACCT-2830Cooperative Field Experience1-3
ACCT-28xxAccounting Special Topics2-4
FIN-1061Personal Finance3