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Accounting Degree AC13

The Accounting Associate Degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the accounting profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Areas covered in this program include maintaining a set of books for business entities, account classifications, subsidiary record accounting, corporate accounting, cost accounting, payroll, computerized accounting, spreadsheet and database fundamentals, tax preparation, and word processing. The program emphasizes a combination of accounting theory and practical application necessary for successful employment using both manual and computerized accounting systems. Program graduates receive an Accounting Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Present official documentation of an earned high school diploma or official GED scores.
  2. Be at least 16 years old.
  3. Present appropriate test scores, or present an official college transcript documenting college-level English and mathematics with grades of "C" or better.
  4. No provisional and/or special admission allowed in the program.

Curriculum Outline

64 Semester Hours

FIRST SEMESTER

 

Hrs

Term

Grade

 

SEMN 1000 - First Semester Seminar

 

1

 

 

 

ACCT 1100 - Financial Accounting I

 

4

 

 

 

COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computers

 

3

 

 

 

ECON 2105 - Macroeconomics

or

ECON 2106 - Microeconomics

3

 

(3)

 

 

ENGL 1101 - Composition and Rhetoric

 

3

 

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

 

Hrs

Term

Grade

 

ACCT 1105 - Financial Accounting II

 

4

 

 

 

ACCT 1120 - Spreadsheet Applications

 

4

 

 

 

ACCT 2140 - Legal Environment of Business

 

3

 

 

 

MATH 1111 - College Algebra

 

3

 

 

 

THIRD SEMESTER

 

Hrs

Term

Grade

 

ACCT 1110 - Managerial Accounting

 

3

 

 

 

ACCT 1115 - Computerized Accounting

 

3

 

 

 

BUSN 1440 - Document Production

 

4

 

 

 

XXXX xxxx - Elective (See Advisor recommended list below)

3

 

 

 

FOURTH SEMESTER

 

Hrs

Term

Grade

 

ACCT 1125 - Individual Tax Accounting

 

3

 

 

 

ACCT 1130 - Payroll Accounting

 

3

 

 

 

XXXX xxxx - Elective (See Advisor recommended list below)

3

 

 

 

XXXX xxxx - Elective (See Advisor recommended list below)

3

 

 

 

FIFTH SEMESTER

 

Hrs

Term

Grade

 

ACCT xxxx - Capstone Accounting Course (See list below)

3

 

 

 

ACCT xxxx - Accounting Electives (See list below)

 

3

 

 

 

XXXX xxxx - Humanities/Fine Arts

 

3

 

 

 

XXXX xxxx - Area I, II, or III Elective (See list below)

3

 

 

 

Remarks:

If needed, developmental courses should be completed during the first semester.

ACCT courses have an expiration date of five years.

ACCOUNTING ELECTIVE OPTIONS (SELECT ONE ACCOUNTING COURSE)

Hrs

Term

Grade

 

ACCT 2120 - Business Tax Accounting

 

3

 

 

 

ACCT 2145 - Personal Finance

 

3

 

 

 

ACCT 2155 - Principles of Fraud Examination

 

3

 

 

 

ACCT xxxx - (select an additional capstone course which you haven't previously taken)

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPSTONE COURSE OPTIONS (SELECT ONE FOR CAPSTONE)

Hrs

Term

Grade

 

ACCT 2100 - Accounting Internship I

 

4

 

 

 

ACCT 2110 - Accounting Simulation

 

3

 

 

 

ACCT 2115 - Bookkeeper Certification Review

 

3

 

 

 

ACCT 2130 - Integrated Accounting Management Systems

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADVISOR RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES (SELECT THREE ELECTIVES - LIST IS NOT ALL INCLUSIVE)

Hrs

Term

Grade

 

ACCT xxxx - (select an additional Accounting course which you haven't previously taken)

3

 

 

 

CIST 1001 - Computer Concepts

 

3

 

 

 

ECON 2105 - Principles of Microeconomics

 

3

 

 

 

ECON 2106 - Principles of Macroeconomics

 

3

 

 

 

XXXX xxxx - Area I, II, or III Elective

 

3

 

 

 

SUGGESTED ELECTIVES FOR ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

 

 

 

 

AREA I

 

LANGUAGE ARTS/COMMUNICATION

*Minimum 3 Semester Credit Hours

**Successful completion of

ENGL 1101 is required

Courses may be taken from the following Academic Fields:

English Composition

Foreign Languages

Communication/Speech

AREA II

 

SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

*Minimum 3 Semester Credit Hours

**Successful completion of a Social/Behavioral Sciences is required

Courses may be taken from the following Academic Fields:

Economics

Political Science

Ethnology/Ethnic Studies

Psychology

History

Sociology

AREA III

 

NATURAL SCIENCES/MATHEMATICS

*Minimum 3 Semester Credit Hours

**Successful completion of MATH 1100, MATH 1101, or MATH 1111 is required

Courses may be taken from the following Academic Fields:

Astronomy

Physics

Biology

Mathematics

Chemistry

Computer Science

AREA IV

 

HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS

*Minimum 3 Semester Credit Hours

**Successful completion of a Humanities/Fine Arts is required

Courses may be taken from the following Academic Fields:

Art Appreciation

Music Appreciation

Theater Appreciation

Humanities

American Literature

English Literature

Film Studies & Criticism

***ANY COURSE LISTED ABOVE CAN BE USED AS A GENERAL CORE ELECTIVE

 

 

 

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