Associate in Applied Science Code: 5265
The program is designed to develop an understanding of, and skills in, the principles of accounting as related to practical use in business. A strong emphasis is placed on computer accounting skills. Accounting skills are developed through courses in basic, intermediate, cost, managerial, and tax accounting. Students get hands-on experience through several computer lab simulations and practice courses. Students will also work at an actual job site for direct hands-on experience. Additional course work in business law, finance, business operations, computer information systems, business mathematics, and communications provides related knowledge necessary for the accountant.
The content and emphasis of this program are guided by an advisory committee made up of working accountants and business people of the community. This committee’s advice helps ensure that the accounting graduate is well prepared for employment in accounting or in a wide range of related positions in the insurance, real estate, banking, commercial, financial, and industrial areas.
It should be clearly understood by the student that this program is not designed to be a transfer program, but, rather a program that prepares students to enter directly into the work force. Students interested in pursuing a four-year degree in accounting should see the Accounting or Business Transfer curriculum in the Transfer Programs section of the catalog.
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
BA 266 — Business Policy (3)
2BA 160 — Business Math I (3)
BA 170 — Fundamentals of Accounting I (3)
BA 171 — Fundamentals of Accounting Lab I (1)
BE 145A — Information Processing I or (1)
BE 145B — Information Processing II
COMM 105 — Essentials of English (3)
CIP 130 — Microsoft Excel (3)
BA 110 — Introduction to Business (3)
1BA 180 — Fundamentals of Accounting II (3)
BA 181 — Fundamentals of Accounting Lab II (1)
BA 220 — Business Math II (3)
BA 290 — Accounting Applications I (2)
BE 180 — Business Communications (4)
ACCT 102 — Managerial Accounting (3)
ACCT 104 — Managerial Accounting Lab (1)
ACCT 209 — Intermediate Accounting I (3)
ACCT 250 — Federal Income Tax I (4)
BL 202 — Business Law II (3)
3SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communication (3)
ACCT 121 — Accounting with QuickBooks (2)
ACCT 122 — Accounting with Peachtree (2)
ACCT 205 — Principles of Cost Accounting (3)
ACCT 210 — Intermediate Accounting II (3)
ACCT 251 — Federal Income Tax II (3)
4BA 263 — Accounting Specialist Internship or (3)
BA 111 — Business Relations I and
BA 112 — Business Relations II and
BA 113 — Business Relations III
Minimum total hours required for degree (66)
1Students enrolling in BE 180 must have an appropriate COMPASS test score or have taken COMM 105 as a prerequisite.
2Students enrolling in BA 160 must have an appropriate COMPASS test score or have taken MATH 103 or MATH 080 as a prerequisite.
3Speech 111 may be substituted with permission of advisor.
4Students enrolling in Internship courses must have prior approval of the coordinator.