Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) – HEGIS Code 5002

The Accounting program provides students with an accounting curriculum which places a strong focus on computer applications and problem solving in a group environment. Upon graduation, students should be prepared for a variety of career possibilities in which a thorough understanding of applications of the principles of accounting is essential. Graduates continuing their education may transfer credits to baccalaureate studies.



The School of Business offers associate and bachelor level programs through the Departments of Accounting and Business Administration. Each department has a well-defined curriculum, which is designed to equip graduates with academic skills and job-specific knowledge and experience. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue internships at the associate level; bachelor students complete internships if required by their program of study. A variety of business and general education courses are offered to students so that they become well-rounded graduates.

Each department attracts faculty who are not only successful practitioners but also talented professors. Learning through experience is the cornerstone of each academic program. Students are presented with real life problems to address using newly developed, course-related skills. Student learning is also shaped by the inclusion of local professionals in each program as guest lecturers, panelists, internship supervisors or mock clients. The School of Business offers students a chance to compete as either a business generalist or specialist by providing a relevant, career-specific course of study designed to position each student for career success.

Anne Bikofsky Anne Bikofsky, CPA, MBA, BBA
Chairperson, Accounting

    Graduates of the Associate Accounting program should be able to:
  • Demonstrate awareness of ethical issues and the importance of ethical conduct in accounting practice.
  • Use financial information to prepare financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP).
  • Understand fundamental cost accounting concepts.
  • Effectively utilize accounting and business software applications.
  • Understand Federal individual tax concepts.
  • Utilize analytical and critical thinking skills to enable them to excel in a variety of professional settings.

Course No.   Semester
ACC107 Financial Accounting I 3
ACC108 Financial Accounting II 3
ACC131 Computerized Accounting I 3
ACC206 Federal Income Taxation 3
ACC211 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC220 Practical Applications in Accounting 3
ACC221 Cost Accounting I 3
BUS112 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS150 Business Law 3
BUS203 Principles of Management* 3
BUS214 Principles of Finance 3
OFT115 Emerging Information Technology 3
OFT127 Spreadsheet Applications (Excel) 3
  Total Accounting Credits 39
  *Accounting majors (Associate and/or Bachelor degree students) are exempt from the prerequisite BUS103 Intro to Business Ventures or MED111 Healthcare Law and Ethics.  
  Elective (1) 3
  Total Elective Credits 3
Course No.   Semester
ACE110 Transformative Learning 3
GEN125 English Composition I 3
GEN127 English Composition II 3
GEN129 Oral Communications 3
GEN157 Statistics 3
GEN183 Macroeconomics 3
GEN224 Professional Communications and Career Development 3
GEN250 Ethics and Professionalism 3
  Total General Education Credits 24


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