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2014 - 2015 Catalog
Program: Accounting
Degree Plan: Accounting AAS

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(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

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  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.ACCT.9/10

This degree is designed to prepare students for various career opportunities in accounting. Students may specialize in the areas of financial, managerial, cost, tax, and/or small business accounting. Emphasis is placed on internal accounting procedures and generally accepted accounting principles. This program is intended to provide a foundation on which the graduate can build an accounting career through expanded experience and/or further education.



+ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I OR 3
+ACCT 2401 Principles of Accounting I (4)
ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting 3
POFT 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding++ 1
++POFT 1325 Business Math Using Technology 3
++POFI 2301 Word Processing OR 3
++POFI 1341 Computer Applications II (3)
Elective1 Business/Technical 3-4


ACCT 2302 Principles of Accounting II OR 3
ACCT 2402 Principles of Accounting II (4)
ACNT 1313 Computerized Accounting Applications 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
Elective1 Business/Technical 3-4


ECON 2301 Principles of Economics I 3
+++MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Economics 3
Elective1 Business/Technical 3-4
Elective2 Accounting Specialty 3
Elective3 Social/Behavioral Science 3


ECON 2302 Principles of Economics II 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
ACNT 2302 Accounting Capstone 3
Elective2 Accounting Specialty 3
Elective4 Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Minimum Hours Required 61-66

Upon completion of Semester I courses, the Accounting Clerk Certificate will be conferred.

Upon completion of Semester I and Semester II courses, the Accounting Assistant Certificate will be conferred.

Upon completion of Semester I through Semester IV courses, the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Accounting will be conferred.

+ACNT 1303 is recommended prior to ACCT 2301 or ACCT 2401 for a student with no accounting background. ACNT 1303 and ACNT 1304 are included in the Business/Technical Elective1 list in this program.

++Any student demonstrating proficiency by previous training, experience, or placement tests may substitute a course from the Business/Technical Elective1 list.

+++Any three-credit mathematics course assigned the MATH rubric may be substituted except students cannot take POFT 1321, TECM 1303, TECM 1341, or TECM 1317.

Business/Technical Elective1 - must be selected from the following fields/courses:

Accounting (ACNT, ACCT), Business (BUSG, BUSI), any computer course (BCIS, ITCC, ITMC, ITSC, ITSE, ITNW, ITSW, INEW, COSC), ENGL 2311, Management (HRPO, BMGT), Marketing (MRKG), Mathematics (MATH), Business Office Systems and Support (POFI, POFT). The cooperative education courses (ACNT 1380 and ACNT 2380) are recommended for students employed in a general business or accounting area.

Accounting Specialty Elective2 - must be selected from the following accounting courses:

ACNT 1329 Payroll and Business Tax Accounting 3
ACNT 1331 Federal Income Tax: Individual 3
ACNT 1380 Cooperative Education-Accounting 3
ACNT 1391 Special Topics in Accounting 3
ACNT 2303 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACNT 2304 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACNT 2309 Cost Accounting 3
ACNT 2311 Managerial Accounting 3
ACNT 2380 Cooperative Education-Accounting 3

Social/Behavioral Science Elective3 - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Sciences.

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective4 - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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