2021-2022 Catalog

Accounting and Finance A.A.S.

A25800

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. Students should consult with their advisor for information about course scheduling.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Analyze business transactions utilizing computerized accounting software applications
  • Complete all phases of the accounting cycle including the adjustment and closing process
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements from a finance perspective
  • Prepare individual income tax returns based on an understanding of tax law theory

General Education

Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics

3

SP, SU
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry

3

FA, SP, SU
ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting

3

FA, SP, SU
MAT 152Statistical Methods I

4

FA, SP, SU

Humanities/Fine Arts

Select 3 semester hours credit from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 111Art Appreciation

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 111Theatre Appreciation

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 126Storytelling

3

FA, SP, SU
MUS 110Music Appreciation

3

FA, SP
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics

3

FA, SP, SU
REL 110World Religions

3

FA, SP

Major Courses

Technical Core Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ACC 120Principles of Financial Accounting

4

FA, SP, SU
ACC 121Principles of Managerial Accounting

4

SP, SU
BUS 115Business Law I

3

FA, SP, SU
BUS 225Business Finance

3

SP
CIS 110Introduction to Computers

3

FA, SP, SU
CTS 130Spreadsheet

3

FA, SP, SU
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics

3

FA, SU

Required Subject Area: Accounting

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ACC 129Individual Income Taxes

3

FA
ACC 140Payroll Accounting

2

SP
ACC 220Intermediate Accounting I

4

FA

Other Major Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ACC 150Accounting Software Applications

2

SP
ACC 152Advanced Software Applications

2

SP
ACC 227Practices in Accounting

3

SP
BUS 121Business Math

3

FA, SP
OST 136Word Processing

3

FA, SP, SU

General Electives

Select 6 semester hours credit from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BUS 125Personal Finance

3

FA, SU
BUS 137Principles of Management

3

FA, SP
BUS 260Business Communication

3

SP
DBA 110Database Concepts

3

SP
WBL XXXWork-based Learning (up to 3 semester hours credit)

1-3

Total Credit Hours: 67