Accounting Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree
AC13

Program Description
The world of accounting provides the opportunity to work with financial information at many different levels. Accountants prepare financial statements, track production costs and profit figures, calculate payroll and taxes, and monitor accounts payable and receivable. Accountants also have the ability to choose the type of industry they work in and the kind of accounting they do.
The associate of applied science degree program prepares students to begin successful careers in the accounting profession. The associate degree program includes accounting and related business courses and college-level general education courses. The program features both manual and computerized accounting systems. Students receive comprehensive training in preparation for a variety of employment situations. (Program Length: 5 Semesters)

Employment Opportunities
Accounting assistant, accounting clerk, audit clerk, bookkeeper, staff accountant, junior accountant


COURSE TITLE NUMBER CREDITS
Essential General Education Core Courses  
15
Area I – Language Arts/Communication (Successful completion of ENGL 1101 is required)
Composition and Rhetoric

ENGL 1101

3

Literature and Composition

ENGL 1102

3

Public Speaking

SPCH 1101

3

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences (Choose ONE of the following)
Principles of Economics

ECON 1101

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2105

3

Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 2106

3

Introduction to Sociology

SOCI 1101

3

World History I

HIST 1111

3

World History II

HIST 1112

3

U. S. History I

HIST 2111

3

U. S. History II

HIST 2112

3

American Government

POLS 1101

3

Introductory Psychology

PSYC 1101

3

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics (Successful completion of MATH 1111 or MATH 1100 or MATH 1101 is required)
College Algebra

MATH 1111

3

Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

MATH 1100

3

Math Modeling

MATH 1101

3

Physical Science I

PHSC 1111

3

Conceptual Physics & Lab

PHYS 1110/L

3/1

Introductory Physics I & Lab

PHYS 1111/L

3/1

Biology I & Lab

BIOL 1111/L

3/1

Chemistry I & Lab

CHEM 1211/L

3/1

Chemistry II & Lab

CHEM 1212/L

3/1

College Trigonometry

MATH 1112

3

Precalculus

MATH 1113

3

Introduction to Statistics

MATH 1127

3

Calculus I

MATH 1131

3

Calculus II

MATH 1132

3

Area IV – Humanities/Fine Arts (Choose ONE of the following)
Art Appreciation

ARTS 1101

3

American Literature

ENGL 2130

3

Introduction to Humanities

HUMN1101

3

Music Appreciation

MUSC 1101

3

General Education Elective: To meet the minimum required 15 semester credit hours in general education courses, an additional 3 semester credit hours must be taken from Area I, Area II, Area III, or Area IV. Students can view the complete list of classes on pages 90-91.
Essential Technical Courses  
48
First Year Experience

FYES 1000

2

Financial Accounting I

ACCT 1100

4

Document Production

BUSN 1440

4

Financial Accounting II

ACCT 1105

4

Managerial Accounting

ACCT 1110

3

Computerized Accounting

ACCT 1115

3

Spreadsheet Applications

ACCT 1120

4

Individual Tax Accounting

ACCT 1125

3

Payroll Accounting

ACCT 1130

3

Accounting Simulation

ACCT 2110

3

Business Tax Accounting

ACCT 2120

3

Integrated Accounting Management Systems

ACCT 2130

3

Principles of Fraud Examination

ACCT 2155

3

Elective(s)

XXXX xxxx

6

  Total Hours
63

Elective(s): Any college course for which the student has the prerequisites may be used to satisfy this requirement.
Program Director suggested electives include: any ACCT, BAFN 1110, BAFN 2200, BUSN 1420, CIST 1001, MGMT 1100, MGMT 1125, MKTG 1130

Note: Some courses may have additional prerequisites not listed in the curriculum. Please refer to individual course descriptions for further information.

**Suggested First Semester classes: ENGL 1101, FYES 1000, ACCT 1100, ACCT 1125 and a course from the General Education Class Area II