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    Nov 20, 2018  
2018-2019 | Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 | Academic Catalog

Accounting | A.A.B.


The Accounting program prepares students for compiling and analyzing business transactions and preparing financial reports, such as financial statements, cost studies and tax reports, to name a few. As a career degree, the Accounting curriculum delivers skills for today's workplace and enhanced transferability.♦  NOTE  At the core of this degree are at least 36 credit hours that will transfer to a bachelor's degree in business. It is recommended that students who intend to transfer work closely with an advisor. Some schools accept additional courses for transfer or prefer the Associate of Science degree.

Some possible careers include ► 
accountant, accounting clerk, accounting manager, audit clerk, audit clerk supervisor, bank officer bank teller, bookkeeper, budget officer, collection worker, comptroller, credit manager, insurance clerk, loan officer reconciliation clerk, revenue agent statistical clerk, tax collector and underwriter.

Program Outcomes ►
The student will
demonstrate skills in written and oral communication;
use good interpersonal skills and interact in a team environment;
demonstrate awareness of global world/economic/business issues;
distinguish the value of good ethical standards and their application to business and accounting;
demonstrate respect for cultural differences and differing points of view in the business environment;
demonstrate proficiency with business technology for both research and communication of accounting information;
identify the important components of the external environment of a business and explain how the environment influences change; and
apply the principles of financial, managerial and tax accounting.

Semester 1


  ACC 121S Introduction to Financial Accounting     4     ►Meet with advisor to establish student education plan, two-way communication and academic partnership.
►Advisor and student agree on schedule for Semester 2.
  CIT 110S Computer Concepts and Applications     3    
  COM 121S Fundamentals of Communication     3    
  ENG 121S Composition I     3    
  MTH 119S Business Mathematics   3    
  Credit Hours 16    

Semester 2


  ACC 122S Introduction to Managerial Accounting   4     ►Student to meet with transfer advisor at four-year school.
►Advisor to evaluate student's eligibility for an Accounting Short-Term Technical Certificate. 
  ACC 150S Computerized Accounting I  OR    2    
  ACC 151S Computerized Accounting II           
  BUS 223S Business Communication      3    
  CIT 232S Spreadsheets   3    
  ECO 221S Principles of Microeconomics    3    
  Humanities Elective 1 3    
  Credit Hours 18      
  1Refer to AAB general education requirements.        

Semester 3


  ACC 214S Intermediate Accounting I    3 C   ►Student should meet with Career Services.
►Advisor to evaluate student's eligibility to graduate with Accounting Certificate.
►Student to meet with advisor to identify internship opportunities.
  ACC 217S Introduction to Personal Income Taxation   3    
  BUS 229S Business Finance       3    
  MKT 216S Principles of Marketing    3    
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective1 3    
  Credit Hours 15    
  1To be chosen from PSY 121S or SOC 121S.      

Semester 4


  ACC 215S Intermediate Accounting II    3     ►Student to submit graduation application.
►Advisor to review student education plan to ensure graduation readiness.
►Advisor approves graduation application and encourages student to participate in  commencement ceremony. 
  ACC 225S Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting   3    
  ACC 231S Auditing       3    
  BUS 235S Business Law       4    
  BUS 250S Business Capstone  OR  3    
  ACC 291L Internship Experience  AND     2    
  ACC 291R Internship Seminar   1    
  Credit Hours 16    

Total Credit Hours | 65


♦ Designed for students who have completed prerequisites and have met college preparatory requirements in math, English and basic computer skills.