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2017-2018 Catalog 
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Accounting, A.S.

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(60 semester hours minimum)

The accounting degree combines theory and practice and gives the student an opportunity to gain a thorough background in each area. A career in accounting can bring great rewards and solid job opportunities.

In addition to General Education Outcomes, learners who complete the Accounting degree will:

  • Understand accounting system designs, and be able to set up a specific accounting system, including statements of income and retained earnings, balance sheets, and statements of cash flow
  • Understand the basic principles of financial analysis and be able to apply these and other basic mathematical calculations to the business world
  • Demonstrate an understanding of tax law as it applies to the individual and business world
  • Be able to apply computer skills to business
  • Understand the principles of problem solving including creative and critical thinking, and apply these to both business and personal situations so as to be intelligent decision makers, individually and in groups
  • Understand individual business disciplines and their relationship to the world of business
  • Realize the importance of and understand the U.S. economic system
  • Understand the U.S. legal system and those facets of law applicable to the world of business
  • Demonstrate elementary proficiency in a foreign language
  • Appreciate the liberal arts and their relation to the business world

While students entering the program are not required to have successfully completed the Basic Skills Assessment requirement to enroll in Program Core courses without prerequisites, practice has shown that for success, students should first complete the BSA courses or be taking them concurrently with Program Core courses. Students are also recommended to have basic keyboarding skills.

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Jennifer Oliver.

General Education Core

Communication Skills: 6 Credits

Humanities: 6 Credits

  • Humanities Elective 1
  • Humanities Elective 1

Math/Science: 6-8 Credits

Total Program Credits: 60

1 The humanities elective is to be chosen for all Humanities, excluding writing and communication courses, with a preference for Art courses.
2 A survey of History course is recommended.
3 Students without computer experience should take CSA* 105  first.
4 Please see the program coordinator for guidance.

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