Accounting (A.S.)


The accounting program has four goals:

(1) To prepare students to be accounting paraprofessionals. The accounting employee with an associate degree can fill positions in business, industry and government including cost-accounting technician, budget technician, general bookkeeper, and various positions in the federal government;

(2) To provide students with an opportunity to take accounting courses in order to advance in their present job or to qualify for a promotion. These students may only require a few courses and may not wish to earn a degree;

(3) To provide accounting courses to students earning degrees in related areas such as business administration; and

(4) To allow the largest amount of credits to transfer to as many four-year colleges and universities as possible. We recommend that students be familiar with the requirements for the institution to which they will transfer. We encourage students to select their transfer college or university as early as possible. Students should see an advisor before choosing elective courses.

NOTE:  Accounting majors who wish to earn a certificate in a business or computer field while earning their associate degree in accounting need only select appropriate courses as their electives.

Download the Accounting degree worksheet.


GPA 2.0 required

Number Title Credits
ACC* 115 Financial Accounting 4
+ACC* 118 Managerial Accounting 4
+ACC* 123 Accounting Software Applications  
+CSA* 135 Spreadsheet Applications 3
+ACC* 275 Principles of Intermediate Accounting I 4
+ACC* 276 Principles of Intermediate Accounting II 4
+ACC* 233 Principles of Cost Accounting 4
*BMG* 202 Principles of Management 3
*BBG* 234 Legal Environment of Business 3
Select two courses from among ACC* (ACC* 108 or higher), BBG*, BES*, BFN*, BMG*, BMK*, or a 3 credit CSA* course



Number Title Credits
+ENG* 101 Composition (*) 3
   * Minimum "C" grade required
COM* 173 Public Speaking 3

A Humanities Elective

Choose one course from: ART*, CHI*, COM* 101, 121, 152, 171, 173, 204,

ENG* (101 or above), FRE*, GRA*, HIS*, HUM*, MUS* 101, 103, PHL*, SPA*, SGN*, THR*

Fine Arts Elective:
Number Title Credits

Choose one course from: ART*, COM* 166, DAN*, DGA* 111, 128,

ENG* 206, 207, 213, 263, 264, 281, 282, 285, 289, MUS*, THR*

Number Title Credits
+MAT* 123 Elementary Statistics 3
Number Title Credits

A Science Elective 

Choose one course from:  AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EVS*, OCE*, PHY*

(For transfer students a lab science is recommended)

Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Number Title Credits
ECN* 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
SOC* 190 Self and Others: Dynamics of Diversity 3
Number Title Credits

Open Elective

Choose any credit course numbered 100 or above

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