Academic Catalog

Business & Professional Studies

Accounting Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement

This degree program is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce as accounting technicians or tax technicians. The curriculum is supported by related business courses and a strong general education program for students interested in qualifying for responsible positions in accounting. Designed for a two-year degree or certificate. Students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting should consult the catalog of the transfer institution for specific requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Use personal and ethical frameworks to respond to ethical dilemmas.
  • Articulate the role of accounting within economic or industry environments through effective communication.
  • Demonstrate analytical and information technology skills needed to solve business problems or give recommendations to improve business processes.

Career Opportunities

  • Auditor1
  • Budgeter1
  • Bank Examiner1
  • Bookkeeper
  • Cost Accountant1
  • Certified Accountant1
  • Controller1
  • Credit Card Clerk
  • Securities Clerk
  • Systems Analyst1
  • Tax Specialist/Accountant1
  • Treasurer1

Bachelor Degree or higher required.

Accounting Associate in Science Degree Requirements

BUS-120Financial Accounting4
BUS-121Managerial Accounting4
BUS-122Intermediate Accounting4
BUS-125Business Law: Legal Environment of Business3
BUS-128Business Communication3
BUS-150Individual Income Tax Accounting3
BUS-162Analysis of Financial Statements3
BUS-176Computerized Accounting Applications2
CIS-110Principles of Information Systems4
Total Units33

Plus General Education Requirements

Certificate of Achievement

Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Accounting. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.