Accounting Degree

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Prepares students for careers in Accounting with starting positions such as a junior-level accountant, entry-level accounting supervisor, full charge bookkeeper, fiscal technician, accounting assistant, or various other entry-level accounting clerks.

Degree Info at a Glance

Type: AAT or AAS-T Degree

Avg. # of Quarters: 6

Estimated Cost: $9,758.48

Prerequisites: COMPASS Reading 68 and Writing 33, or successful completion of ENG 82, and successful completion of MAT 91 during first quarter.

Admission Dates: Recommended Fall and Spring quarters or by Instructor permission. Course delivery varies between live, hybrid, and online methods. Students with prior learning or experience should contact the Instructor prior to enrolling for individual start dates, class schedule, and options.

Participate in realistic training through internships. Technical course curriculum is based on current industry standards.

This program is approximately six quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements. All courses must be completed with a minimum C grade to graduate.

In addition to the program course requirements, students must also complete the general education requirements for the degree they seek to obtain. The two degree options in this program are the Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) or the Associate in Applied Science–T (AAS-T). The different requirements for each degree are listed below.

AAT Degree General Education Requirements (15 credits)

  • ENGL& 101 English Composition or CMST& 220 (or higher)
  • MAT 105 Math for Industrial Professions (or higher)
  • PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology (PSY 112DIV, SOC& 101DIV, or other humanities course that meets the diversity requirement)

AAS-T Degree general education requirements (20 credits):

All AAS-T degrees must have a minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education. These credits replace the academic courses required for the AAT degree. Required credits include:

  • 5 credits in communication: ENGL& 101
  • 5 credits in quantitative reasoning: MAT 110, MATH& 141, MATH& 142, MATH& 146 or MATH& 151
  • 5 credits in a social science that meets the diversity requirement (PSYC& 100DIV or SOC& 101DIV)
  • 5 credits in social science, humanities, or science (choose one from the following): PSYC& 100DIV, PSYC& 200, PSY 210, PSYC& 220, SOC& 101, ART& 100, MUSC& 105, ASL& 121, BIOL 118, BIOL& 160, BIOL& 175, BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, CHEM& 121, CHEM& 110, GEOL& 110, PHYS& 114, ECON 101, ECON& 201 or ECON& 202

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all College degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity, and computer literacy requirements.

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
ACTG 110* Bookkeeping I 4
ACTG 115* Bookkeeping II 4
ACTG 120* Electronic Business Math 2
ACTG 135 Accounting Spreadsheets I 5
ACTG 141 Quickbooks I 2
ACTG 143 Quickbooks II 3
ACTG 160 Payroll & Business Taxes 5
ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I 5
BUS& 201 Business Law 5
ACCT& 202 Principles of Accounting II 5
ACTG 222 Fundamentals of Individual Income Tax Accounting 4
ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting III 5
ACTG 224 Fundamentals of Governmental/Nonprofit Accounting 5
ACTG 211 Principles of Accounting I Lab 2
ACTG 212 Principles of Accounting II Lab 3
ACTG 213 Principles of Accounting III Lab 3
ACTG 235 Accounting Spreadsheets II 4
ACTG 241 Quickbooks III 4
ACTG 260 Business Office I 5
ACTG 262CAP Business Office II 5
ACTG 291 Individual Income Tax Accounting 5
ACTG 293 Individual Income Tax Accounting Lab 5
CAS 121CL MS Word I 3
CAS 141CL MS PowerPoint 3
CAS 151CL MS Access 3
Plus select five credits from the following options    
ACTG 271 Internship I 5
ACTG 295 Individual Income Tax Preparation 5
  Technical Course Requirements Total 104
  General Education Requirements 15
  Total Credits for Completion of AAT Degree 119

*Articulated courses with high schools for dual enrollment

AAS-T Program Requirements

  Credits
Technical Course Requirements (Same as AAT) 104
General Education Requirements (See listing above) 20
Total Credits for Completion of AAS-T Degree 124