Accounting and Finance

The Accounting and Finance curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting and finance profession. Accountants and finance professionals assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.

Course work may include accounting, finance, ethics, business law, computer applications, financial planning, insurance, marketing, real estate, selling, and taxation. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting and finance positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies.

Awards Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Applied Science Accounting Degree (A25800)
Course Requirements for A.A.S. Accounting

Curriculum Code: A25800

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

Fall Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 1
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 4
BUS 115 Business Law I 3 0 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
15 4 17

Spring Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 2 4
ACC 129 Individual Income Taxes 2 2 3
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 1 3 2
ACC 180 Practices in Bookkeeping 3 0 3
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 2 2 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc 3 0 3
14 9 18

Fall Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACC 130 Business Income Taxes 2 2 3
ACC 150 Accounting Software Applications 1 3 2
ACC 220 Intermediate Accounting I 3 2 4
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3 0 3
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics or 3 0 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 3
14 9 18

Spring Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting II 3 2 4
ACC 225 Cost Accounting 3 0 3
BUS 225 Business Finance 2 2 3
BUS 270 Professional Development 3 0 3
ECO 251 Prin. of Microeconomics 3 0 3
14 4 16
Total Semester Hours: 70 – 71

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
*ART 111 Art Appreciation *MUS 110 Music Appreciation
*HUM 110 Technology and Society *PHI 230 Introduction to Ethics
HUM 115 Critical Thinking *PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
HUM 230 Leadership Development
*Approved as Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course. 


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