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2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Accounting
Degree Plan: Accounting A.A.S.


(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Offered on all campuses

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

Degree Plan Code: AAS.ACCT.9/10

This degree is designed to prepare students for various career opportunities in accounting. Emphasis is placed on 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 experiences and/or further education.

Upon completion of Semester 1 courses, apply for and receive the Accounting Clerk Certificate.

Upon completion of Semester 1 and Semester 2 courses, apply for and receive the Accounting Assistant Certificate.

Upon completion of Semester 1 through Semester 4 courses, apply for and receive the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting * # 3
ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting * 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Elective1 Mathematics Elective 3
Elective2 General Elective 3
Elective2 General Elective 3
Semester Total 18
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting * 3
ACNT 1313 Computerized Accounting Applications * 3
Elective3 Speech Elective 3
Elective4 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Semester Total 12
Semester 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ACNT 2303 Intermediate Accounting 1 * 3
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
HIST 1301 United States History 1 3
Elective5 Accounting Specialty Elective * 3
Elective5 Accounting Specialty Elective* 3
Semester Total 15
Semester 4
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
ACNT 2302 Accounting Capstone 3
Elective5 Accounting Specialty Elective * 3
Elective5 Accounting Specialty Elective * 3
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 60

Upon completion of Semester 1 courses, apply for and receive the Accounting Clerk Certificate.

Upon completion of Semester 1 and Semester 2 courses, apply for and receive the Accounting Assistant Certificate.

Upon completion of Semester 1 through Semester 4 courses, apply for and receive the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting.

* Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all ACCT and ACNT courses.

# ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting 1 and ACNT 1304 Introduction to Accounting 2 are recommended prior to enrollment in ACCT 2301 for a student with no accounting background.

Mathematics Elective1 - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

General Elective2 - must select any three (3) hours of elective college credit courses.

Speech Elective3 - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3

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

Accounting Specialty Elective5--must be selected from the following accounting courses:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ACNT 1329 Payroll and Business Tax Accounting 3
ACNT 1331 Federal Income Tax: Individual 3
ACNT 1347 Federal Income Tax for Partnerships and Corporations 3
ACNT 1380 Cooperative Education - Accounting 3
ACNT 1391 Special Topics in Accounting 3
ACNT 2304 Intermediate Accounting 2 3
ACNT 2309 Cost Accounting 3
ACNT 2311 Managerial Accounting 3
ACNT 2380 Cooperative Education - Accounting 3

The cooperative education courses (ACNT 1380 and ACNT 2380) are available to students employed in an accounting area. A student can take only one cooperative education course per semester and must obtain instructor approval before enrolling.

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.