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    Apr 23, 2024  
Catalog 2020-2021 
Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, AAS

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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;

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Career Opportunities:

junior accountant, accounting clerk, accountant trainee, accounting technician, accounts payable/receivable, budget analyst, purchasing agent

Transfer Options:

A complete list of all transfer opportunities can be found on the Transfer Services page

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  1. Identify and apply generally accepted accounting principles and/or international financial reporting standards.
  2. Communicate with others concerning financial information by using appropriate accounting terminology.
  3. Analyze, record and classify various accounting transactions.
  4. Prepare basic financial statements.
  5. Interpret financial data and demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in written and/or oral communication.
  7. Demonstrate a general understanding of individual taxation.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Cultural and Global Awareness (3 credits)

Completion of this course meets the Cultural and Global Awareness requirement.

  • See Gen Ed Listing  and select any course from within the Cultural and Global Awareness course list.

Biological/Physical Sciences (3 credits)


Accounting-related electives (3 credits)


Elective (3 credits)

  • Any course numbered 1001 and above except ACC 1015  


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

Course Indicators: English Composition (E), Arts (A), Cultural and Global Awareness (C), Humanities (H), Biological/Physical Sciences (S), Social/Behavioral Sciences (B), Mathematics (M)

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