Degree: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Program Code: 203-01
Program Length: 2 year - 4 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 65
Distance Learning Option Available
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Purpose: The demand for qualified personnel in accounting has significantly increased due to advances in technology and the increased complexity of the business environment. The Associate of Applied Science Degree curriculum in Accounting is designed for persons who seek full-time employment in an accounting field immediately upon completion of the degree. Persons seeking their first employment in an accounting position and those presently in accounting who are seeking to upgrade their skills may benefit from this curriculum. Additionally, most four-year colleges will accept many of the courses for transfer credit.
Occupational Objectives: Accountant, Junior Accountant, Tax Preparer, Payroll Clerk, Accounting Trainee, Manager of Small Business, Accounting Technician, Internal Auditor, Self-employment
Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Accounting program requires high school English, keyboarding, and mathematics proficiency. Deficiencies can be made up for English and mathematics through the College’s developmental studies program. Keyboarding deficiencies can be made up by enrolling in AST 117 during the first semester of the Accounting program.
Program Requirements: The first two semesters of the Accounting program are similar to other curricula in business. In the second year, students specialize in Accounting courses. The curriculum will include technical courses in accounting, courses in related areas, general education and electives. Instruction will include both the theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for future success in accounting. Students must consult with their faculty advisor in planning their program and selecting electives and/or substitutes. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college should contact that institution regarding the transfer of courses. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Technology with a major in Accounting.