No. of Credits: 60
Contact: Bernice Brezina, Chair, Business, Technology, and Public Service Division;
Stacie Bailey, Program Coordinator
Students completing this degree program will be prepared to seek entry-level positions as junior or paraprofessional accountants in business, industry, government, or public accounting firms. Students currently employed in the accounting field can expect to increase their potential for advancement in the field. Courses emphasize general knowledge from a number of disciplines as well as specialized accounting skills.
Students may transfer this degree to the University of Maryland, University College. Students desiring transfer to other four-year colleges should consider the business administration transfer degree. Discussions of this choice with an academic advisor are highly recommended. These discussions should begin very early in the student's program of study. Cooperative education is available in this program.
The Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs. Accreditation information may be obtained from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs, 11520 West 119th Street, Suite 420, Overland, KS 66213; (913) 339-9356; www.acbsp.org.
The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.
junior accountant, accounting clerk, accountant trainee, accounting technician, accounts payable/receivable, budget analyst, purchasing agent
A complete list of all transfer opportunities can be found on the Transfer Services page
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Identify and apply generally accepted accounting principles and/or international financial reporting standards.
- Communicate with others concerning financial information by using appropriate accounting terminology.
- Analyze, record and classify various accounting transactions.
- Prepare basic financial statements.
- Interpret financial data and demonstrate critical thinking skills.
- Demonstrate proficiency in written and/or oral communication.
- Demonstrate a general understanding of individual taxation.