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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, AAS

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No. of Credits: 60
Contact: J. Fehr, Interim Chair, Business and Technology Division; B. Fried, 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 Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. Accreditation information may be obtained from the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, 7007 College Boulevard, Suite 420, Overland, KS 66211; (913) 339-9356; www.acbsp.org.

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:

This program of study is part of an articulated partnership with the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Students successfully meeting the requirements of the associate’s program can transfer the necessary credits to UMUC and complete either their Bachelor of Science in Accounting or their Bachelor of Science in Business and Management through courses offered in Southern Maryland. 

This program of study articulates to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with Johns Hopkins University. Contact an advisor for recommended course selection.

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.

Mathematics (3 credits)


Elective (3 credits)

  • Any course numbered 1001 and above except ACC 1015  and  MTH 1040  ;

Biological/physical sciences (3 credits)


Accounting-related electives (3 credits)

Elective (3 credits)

  • Any course numbered 1001 and above except ACC 1015  and MTH 1040  ;


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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