Degree Plans - Accounting - Accounting AAS
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(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)
Offered at all colleges
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.
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.
++Any student demonstrating proficiency by previous training, experience, or placement tests may substitute a course from the Business/Technical Elective1 list.
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:
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.